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5 Matching questions

  1. environment
  2. object permanence
  3. experimental condition
  4. stimulants
  5. myelin sheath
  1. a every nongenetic influence, from prenatal to the people and things around us
  2. b a layer of fatty tissue segmentally encasing the fibers of many neurons; enables vastly greater transmission speed of neural impulses as the impulse hops from one node to the next
  3. c the condition of an experiment that exposes participants to the treatment, that is, to one version of the independent variable
  4. d The awareness that things continue to exist even when not perceived
  5. e Drugs that excite neural activity and speed up body functions

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The tendency to think of things only in terms of their usual functions
  2. Views behavior as influenced by the interaction between persons (and their thinking) and their social context
  3. A powerful hallucinogenic drug; also known as acid
  4. Psychological disorders characterized by distressing, persistent anxiety or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety
  5. Perceiving objects as unchanging even as illumination and retinal images change

5 True/False questions

  1. self-serving biasA readiness to perceive oneself favorably


  2. psychoactive drugA chemical substance that alters perceptions and mood


  3. spacing effectThrondike's principle that behaviors followed by favorable consequences become more likely, and that behaviors followed by unfavorable consequences become less likely


  4. heuristicA ring of muscle tissue that forms the colored portion of the eye around the pupil and controls the size of the pupil opening


  5. cognitive dissonance theoryAll the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating


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