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Module 3,4, 5, and 6
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Professor Shalet contends that parents an children have similar levels of intelligence largely because they share common genes. His idea is best described as a(n)
a hypothesis is a(n)
testable prediction that gives direction to research
a statement describing the exact procedures for measuring an anticipated experimental outcome is known as a(n)
which technique involves repeating the essence of an earlier research study with different participants and in different circumstances?
Professor Ambra was skeptical about the accuracy of recently reported research on sleep deprivation. Which process would best enable her to assess the reliability of these findings?
To understand the unusual behavior of an adult client, a clinical psychologist carefully investigates the client's current life situation and his physical, social-cultural, and educational history. Which research method has the psychologist used?
the case study
Psychologists who carefully watch the behavior of chimpanzee societies in the jungle are using a research method known as
in which type of research is a representative, random sample of people asked to answer questions about their behaviors or attitudes?
Correlation is a measure of the extent to which two factors
Which research method provides the best way of assessing whether cigarette smoking causes an increase in mental alertness?
Which of the following is a statistical measure of both the direction and the strength of a relationship between two variables?
Suppose that people who watch a lot of violence on TV are also particularly likely to behave aggressively. there is a strong positive correlation. This relationship would NOT necessarily indicate that watching violence causes aggressive behavior because
correlation does not prove causation
to accurately isolate cause and effect, experimenters should use
Both the researchers and the participants in a memory study are ignorant which participants have actually received a potentially memory- enhancing drug and which have received a placebo. This investigation involves the use of
the double blind procedure
When a single experiment provides statistically significant results, what must happen before we can be more confident in the results?
Which of these is a measure of the most common score in a data set?
Phrenology was wrong about the bumps, but highlighted the presumed functions of
specific brain regions
To fully appreciate the interaction of neural activity, mental processes, and the functioning of human communities, it is most necessary to recognize that people are
The function of dendrites is to
receive incoming signals from other neurons
The longest part of a motor neuron is likely to be the
Neural stimulation that exceeds a threshold triggers the release of
an action potential
The chemical messengers released into the spatial junctions between neurons are called
Reuptake refers to the
reabsorption of excess neurotransmitter molecules by a sending neuron
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that
triggers muscle contractions
A drug that mimics the effects of a particular neurotransmitter is called a(n)
The two major divisions of the nervous system are the central and the ____ nervous systems
Neurons that function within brain and spinal cord are called
Information is carried from the central nervous system to the body's tissues by
Which division of the autonomic nervous system arouses the body and mobilizes its energy in stressful situations?
the sympathetic nervous system
The part of the central nervous system that carries information for your senses up to your brain and motor control information down to your body parts is the
Endocrine glands secrete hormones directly into
The master gland of the endocrine system is the
to identify which specific brain areas are most active during a particular mental task, researchers would be most likely to make use of a(n)
The sequence of brain regions from the evolutionarily oldest to newest is
brainstem, limbic system, cerebral cortex
The part of the brainstem that controls heartbeat and breathing is called the
Which region of your brainstem plays a role in arousing you to a state of alertness when someone nearby mentions your name?
In addition to coordinating voluntary movement, the ____ enables nonverbal learning and memory
A neural system at the border of the brainstem and the cerebral hemispheres is known as the
To demonstrate that brain stimulation can make a rat violently aggressive, a neuroscientist should electrically stimulate the rat's
the cerebral cortex is the covering layer of the
Which of the following body parts is associated with the greatest amount of brain tissue in the motor cortex?
The association areas are located in
all four lobes
The classic case of railroad worker Phineas Gage best illustrated that frontal lobe damage can
alter one's personality
The capacity of a brain area to reorganize in response to damage is known as brain
Damage to the left cerebral hemisphere is most likely to reduce people's ability to
solve arithmetic problems
The corpus callosum is a wide band of axon fibers that enables
the two hemispheres to share information
Optic nerves transmit information from the ____ visual field of ____ to the left cerebral hemisphere
right; both the right and left eyes
Those whose corpus callosum is surgically severed are said to be patients with
When a person speaks, brain waves and bloodflow are especially likely to reveal increased activity in the....
The BRAIN creates and controls the MIND, and the MIND affects how the brain is wired and how it functions. This complex exchange is best characterized as a
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