A car driver's ability to navigate a familiar route while carrying on an animated conversation with passengers best illustrates the importance of
Selective attention is best illustrated by
The five-stage sleep cycle provides an example of
Bright light inhibits our feelings of sleepiness by influencing the production of
People who claim to have been abducted by space aliens—often shortly after going to bed—commonly recall being floated off their beds. It is most likely that they have incorporated ________ into their memories.
The large, slow brain waves associated with Stage 4 sleep are called
suppression of the immune system
Chronic sleep deprivation is most likely to contribute to
c.suppression of the immune system.
d.decreased blood pressure.
Those who complain of insomnia typically _______ how long it actually takes them to fall asleep and ________ how long they actually slept.
Which sleep disorder is most likely to be accompanied by sleepwalking and sleeptalking?
The activation-synthesis theory provides a physiological explanation for
In an experiment, hypnotized subjects are told to scratch their ear if they hear the word psychology mentioned later. The fact that they do so only if they think the experiment is still under way most clearly supports the theory that hypnosis involves
The experience of physical pain following discontinued use of a psychoactive drug best illustrates
Which of the following psychoactive drugs produces the quickest and most powerful rush of euphoria?
Hallucinations similar to those that accompany the near-death experience can be produced by
Dr. Brooks seeks to account for the substance abuse of her therapy clients in terms of their abusive home environments, their limited sense of life purpose, and the altered functioning of their neurotransmitter systems. Dr. Brooks is most clearly using a(n) ________ approach to understanding addictive behaviors.
unconscious mental activity
The simultaneous processing of information on many parallel tracks is most closely associated with
d.unconscious mental activity.
Drivers detect traffic signals more slowly if they are also talking on a cell phone. This best illustrates the impact of
the circadian rhythm
Staying up especially late on weekends is most likely to have an influence on
c.the circadian rhythm.
Sleepwalking is most likely to be associated with ________ sleep.
A recurring sleep stage during which most vivid dreams commonly occur is known as ________ sleep.
Which of the following sleep disorders is most strongly associated with obesity?
The distinction between manifest content and latent content is central to ________ theory of dreams.
b.the memory consolidation
Court systems frequently ban testimony from witnesses who have been hypnotized because the procedure often encourages
hypnotic pain relief
Dissociation has been used as an explanation for
c.hypnotic pain relief.
d.the near-death experience
Social influence explanations and divided-consciousness explanations are converging toward a unified account of
d.the pop-out phenomenon.
As drug users experience neuroadaptation, they demonstrate signs of
most of America's ex-smokers were able to kick the habit on their own.
Research on addictive drugs most clearly indicates that
a.the medical use of morphine to control pain typically leads to addiction.
b.most of America's ex-smokers were able to kick the habit on their own.
c.addictions to narcotic drugs cannot be overcome without professional treatment programs.
d.those who occasionally use marijuana will almost always develop an addiction to this drug.
decreasing REM sleep
Alcohol consumption disrupts the processing of recent experiences into long-term memory by
a.decreasing REM sleep.
c.decreasing sleep apnea.
Nicotine triggers a(n) ________ in anxiety and a(n) ________ in mental alertness.