Teaching a patient to regain use of an impaired limb by limiting his or her use of the good limb is called
An air pump that keeps the sleeper's airway open and breathing regular is often prescribed for serious cases of
Research on the use of addictive drugs indicates that
individuals who are given morphine for pain relief SELDOM develop the irresistible cravings of an addict
Mark's abuse of alcohol and other addictive drugs is influenced by genetic factors, by the ready availability of drugs in Mark's neighborhood, and by Mark's failure to accurately assess the risks associated with drug usage. An understanding of Mark's difficulties within the framework of multiple levels of analysis is most clearly provided by
a biopsychosocial approach
José has just played a long, bruising football game but feels little fatigue or discomfort. His lack of pain is most likely caused by the release of
Prolonged and excessive drinking can shrink the brain most intensely in ________ who have ________ of a stomach enzyme that digests alcohol
Which of the following statements regarding REM sleep is true?
REM sleep deprivation results in a REM rebound
Jason's intensely uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms following heroin use were probably due in part to a reduction in his body's normal production of
Mr. Oates always sleeps restlessly, snorting and gasping throughout the night. It is most likely that Mr. Oates suffers from
People who can hear usually process spoken language with the ________ hemisphere. Deaf people usually process sign language with the ________ hemisphere.
You typically fail to consciously perceive that your own nose is in your line of vision. This best illustrates
A brief 15- to 30-minute rush of euphoria followed by a crash of agitated depression is most closely associated with the use of
A PET scan of a sleeping person's brain reveals increased activity in the amygdala of the limbic system. This most likely indicates that the sleeper
is in REM sleep
Consciousness is to unconsciousness as ________ is to ________.
serial processing; parallel processing
Research participants picked one of two photographed faces as more attractive. When researchers cleverly switched the photos, participants readily explained why they preferred the face they had actually rejected. Their behavior illustrated
How a particular psychoactive drug affects a person depends on
the dosage and form in which the drug is taken, the user's expectations and personality, and the situation in which the drug is taken
As Inge recalled her dream, she was dancing with a tall, dark, and handsome gentleman when suddenly the music shifted to loud rock and the man disappeared. According to Freud, Inge's account represents the ________ content of her dream.
After he suffered a stroke, Mr. Santore's physical coordination skills and responsiveness to sensory stimulation quickly returned to normal. Unfortunately, however, he could no longer figure out how to find his way around his neighborhood. It is most likely that Mr. Santore suffered damage to his
Females with a history of physical abuse are at ________ risk for substance addiction. Those with a history of eating disorders are at risk for ________ substance addiction.
Josef, a high school student, tells his therapist that he has had a recurring dream in which he hunts and kills a ferocious tiger. The therapist explains that the dream reflects Josef's unresolved feelings of hostility toward his father. According to Freud, the therapist is revealing the possible ________ content of Josef's dream.
REM sleep is called paradoxical sleep because
our nervous system is highly active, while our voluntary muscles hardly move.
Alana suffered a brain disease that destroyed major portions of her temporal lobes. Alana is most likely to suffer some loss of
François 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?
After 1960, the study of consciousness had been revived by psychologists' renewed interest in
African-American teens have ________ rates of smoking and ________ rates of cocaine use than other U.S. teens.
The venom of the black widow spider causes violent muscle contractions by accelerating the release of
The depolarization of an axon is most likely to occur when
positively charged ions rush into the axon
With the approach of night, our body temperatures begin to drop. This best illustrates the dynamics of the
Schizophrenia is most closely linked with excess receptor activity for the neurotransmitter