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  1. psychoanalysis
  2. Weber's law
  3. savant syndrome
  4. free association
  5. critical period
  1. a In psychoanalysis, a method of exploring the unconscious in which the person relaxes and says whatever comes to mind, no matter how trivial or embarrassing
  2. b The patient's free associations, resistances, dreams, and transferences - and the therapist's interpretations of them - released previously repressed feelings, allowing a patient to gain self-insight
  3. c An optimal period shortly after birth when an organism's exposure to certain stimuli or experiences produces proper development
  4. d The principle that, to be perceived as different, two stimuli must differ by a constant minimum percentage
  5. e A condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill, such as in computation or drawing

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The theory that the retina contains three different color receptors (red, green, blue) which when stimulated in combination can produce the perception of any color
  2. The effect of promising a reward for doing what one already likes to do - the person may now see the reward, rather than intrinsic interest, as the motivation for performing the task
  3. in psychoanalysis, the analyst's noting supposed dream meanings, resistances, and other significant behaviors in order to promote insight
  4. The discomfort and distress that follow discontinuing the use of an addictive drug
  5. an amplified recording of the waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain's surface - these waves are measured by electrodes placed on the scalp

5 True/False Questions

  1. client-centered therapyThe theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion


  2. telegraphic speechThe set of rules by which we derive meaning from morphemes, words, and sentences in a given language


  3. frequencyThe number of complete wavelengths that pass a point in a given time


  4. repressionFalse beliefs, often of persecution or grandeur, that accompany psychotic disorders


  5. hallucinogensThe sense of hearing


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