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Gen Psych Final questions(4-7)
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Which two regions of the body are most sensitive to touch and pressure?
the fingertips and lips
The finding that Siamese fighting fish are likely to win a fight if they are first given signal regarding the presence of an intruder in their territory suggests that
classical conditioning has important adaptive functions
Imitation and other generalized responses occur because some of the stimuli that are produced by another person's behavior
are the same as those stimuli produced when the observer engages in the behavior
If a small weight is place on your motionless arm,you will eventually stop feeling its presence because sensory endings that respond to pressure
only respond to movement
which of the following is used to produce a brain lesion
Jane has an eye that is too long. Therefore, she is______and wears____corrective lenses.
When driving at night,it is more difficult to see if the driver of an oncoming car does not dim the high beams because
bright light bleaches the molecules of photopigments faster than regeneration can occur
Sometimes we can detect the presence of very weak stimuli and sometimes we can not. This is due to the
inherent variability in the activity of our nervous system
______uses a coil of wires in the shape of an 8 to simulate neurons in the cerebral cortex and thus disrupt normal activity in a specific brain region
Loudness is to the_______of a sound wave as timbre, is to the_____of a sound wave.
A neuron that excites of inhibits another neuron by releasing a transmitter substance is called a_____neuron
One of the functions of the myelin sheath is to
insulate axons from one another
Spontaneous recovery is said to occur when a
previously extinguished CR suddenly reappears after an interval of time has passed
Which of the following is an activity controlled by the right cerebral hemisphere?
Which kind of eye movements ensures that the image of an object will fall on corresponding portions of each retina?
The conversion of the energy produced by falling water into electrical power at a hydraulic dam is analogous to
homeostasis and the control of species-typical behaviors are functions of the
Taste and flavor differ with respect to the fact that
flavor includes texture and odor of food
That a rat will press a lever to obtain electrical stimulation to a particular region of the brain suggests that
the particular area is involved with reward
negative after images occur because of
a rebound effect in ganglion cells
an animal who has been reinforced on a variable-interval schedule of reinforcement will respond
at a slow and steady rat
the ______consists of cranial and spinal nerves that carry information to and from the brain and spinal cord
peripheral nervous system
The chief functions of the frontal lobe involve
moving and planning
The conditioned emotional response(CER) procedure introduced by Estes and Skinner is also know as____,since following tone-shock pairings,the presentation of the tone by itself evokes emotional responses that interfere with food reinforced lever pressing.
An orienting response makes the detection of a stimulus
The term "contralateral" means
Pavlov's procedure is referred to as classical because
it was the first laboratory procedure used to study learning systematically
One important function of the sympathetic nervous system is to
increase the flow of blood to the muscles system at appropriate times
Which of the following best summarizes the cellular mechanisms of reinforcement?
change to the efficiency of presynaptic neurons to activate post synaptic neurons
Not reacting to the door when the phone rings (but only reacting to the to the phone) and not reacting to the phone when the doorbell rings (but reacting to the doorbell) are examples of
In the blocking design a CS that is presented during Conditioning Phase 1...
is also presented simultaneously with a different CS during Conditioning Phase 2
The space immediately behind the_____is filled with a fluid called the____.
Any neutral stimulus that reliably precedes a stimulus such as food that elicits a response is called a____stimulus.
Serotonin is a monoamine neurotransmitter that plays an important role in all of the following except
The backward procedure can be successful in producing a CR if
the UR has a long duration
The reason a violin sounds different than clarinet is that they
have differnt timbre
All of the following environmental stimuli are forms of mechanical energy, EXCEPT
Pastel green is an example of a _____color.
The receptor cells for smell are located in the
Skinner recognized an important difference between Pavlov's and Thorndike's procedures,namely, that in Pavlov's procedure
the behavior that can be brought under environmental control is limited to those responses that can already be elicited by other stimuli
A stimulus becomes a conditioned reinforcer if
it can overcome the blocking effect
Pavlov paired the sound of a metronome with food. Thus technique produced learning that is, a change in the
environmental guidance of behavior
John has consumed a drug that retards the rate reuptake. This will have the effect of
prolonging the effects of the transmitter substance.
Brain is to_____as spinal cord is to______.
Th primary neurotransmitter released by mototr neurons is
What happens first when an action potential reaches the axon terminal?
Which of the following is an assumption that psychologists make in their study of behavior?
we want to control behavior
If a person's brain receives conflicting information from two inner ears,the person may experience a condition called ___.
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