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5 Matching questions

  1. Our inability to consciously process all the sensory information available to us at any single point in time best illustrates the necessity of
    A) explicit memory.
    B) selective attention.
    C) implicit memory.
    D) change blindness.
  2. The impact of our cultural backgrounds on the development of our personal values best illustrates the influence of
    A) temperament.
    B) heritability.
    C) mutations.
    D) the environment.
  3. Which of the following is an example of imprinting?
    A) A 2-year-old poodle approaches a stranger who calls it.
    B) A 4-year-old boy imitates aggression he sees on television.
    C) A duckling demonstrates attachment to a bouncing ball.
    D) A 3-year-old girl is simultaneously learning two different languages
  4. Hypnosis involves a state of
    A) increased physical stamina.
    B) heightened openness to suggestion. C) improved perceptual skills.
    D) elevated autonomic arousal
  5. Research on sleep patterns indicates that
    A) older adults and newborns have very similar sleep patterns.
    B) different sleep patterns reflect differences in latent dream content.
    C) everyone needs a minimum of 8 hours of sleep per night to function well.
    D) sleep patterns may be genetically influenced.
  1. a C) A duckling demonstrates attachment to a bouncing ball.
  2. b B) heightened openness to suggestion.
  3. c D) sleep patterns may be genetically influenced.
  4. d D) the environment.
  5. e B) selective attention

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. D) delta waves
  2. D) stranger anxiety.
  3. D) autism.
  4. B) sensitivity to pain
  5. C) mirror neuron activity

5 True/False questions

  1. The circadian rhythm is influenced by light-sensitive retinal proteins that trigger signals to the
    A) suprachiasmatic nucleus.
    B) amygdala.
    C) thyroid gland.
    D) sleep spindles.
    C) environment.


  2. Fran├žois was dismayed to discover that some of his football teammates were using drugs to enhance their footwork and endurance on the playing field. Which of the following drugs were the players most likely using?
    A) morphine derivatives
    B) marijuana
    C) amphetamines
    D) barbiturates
    C) theory of mind.


  3. The release of stored serotonin and the eventual damage of serotonin-producing neurons is most closely associated with the long-term use of
    A) alcohol.
    B) Ecstasy.
    C) morphine.
    D) barbiturates.
    C) mere exposure.


  4. If children cannot grasp the principle of conservation, they are unable to
    A) deal with the discipline of toilet training.
    B) see things from the point of view of another person.
    C) recognize that the quantity of a substance remains the same despite changes in its shape.
    D) retain earlier schemas when confronted by new experiences.
    B) irritable and unpredictable.


  5. The study of the relative power and limits of genetic and environmental influences on behavior and personality traits is known as
    A) molecular genetics.
    B) evolutionary psychology.
    C) behavior genetics.
    D) heritability.
    D) Asperger syndrome


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