According to the ____ approach, human behavior is primarily controlled by an individual's mental processes.
2. In an experiment, the group that is NOT subjected to a treatment condition is known as the
3. In an experiment the ______ is manipulated by the researcher and its effects on the _____ are measured.
independent variable / dependent variable
A researcher is conducting an experiment to test the effects of violent video game play on aggression. Which of the following could be the dependent variable in this example?
Scores on an aggressive behavior survey
Dr. Simpson finds a positive .50 correlation between ice cream cone sales and violent crimes in a community. Which of the following represents the best interpretation of this result?
A confounding variable, such as heat, may account for the association between ice cream sales and violent crime. When it is hot, ice cream sales increase. When it is hot, people are also more likely to behave aggressively.
8. Dr. Steinguard wants to demonstrate a cause and effect relationship between stress and memory. Which of the following research methods should he use?
. Professor Jordan has suggested to his students that as study time increases, grades increase. The professor is describing a ____.
. According to the ____ approach, human behavior is primarily controlled by external environmental forces.
In his practice, Dr. Wagner stresses the role of unconscious processes and unresolved childhood conflicts. With which psychological approach does this align?
6. A correlation coefficient indicates the
direction and magnitude of association between two variables
whereas _____ seeks to understand the purpose of the mind and behavior as it relates to adaptation to the environment.
Steven was in a serious automobile accident that caused a severe injury to his hippocampus. What type of deficiency will Steven likely experience as a result of this brain damage?
He will probably have difficulties with memory formation.
Doctors told her she sustained substantial damage to the occipital lobes. What type of deficiencies will Sonal likely experience as a result of this brain damage?
She may be blind or unable to see clearly.
If a person's cerebellum were damaged in an accident, you would expect the person to have a problem with
balance and muscle coordination
memory loss related to Alzheimer disease. Research suggests that there may be insufficient production of the neurotransmitter _______ in this individual's brain.
The ____ are involved in personality, intelligence, and the control of voluntary muscles.
small forebrain structure that monitors pleasurable activities (e.g. eating, drinking, and sex), emotion, stress, and reward.
the part of the neuron that is responsible for sending or carrying information away from the cell body toward other cells
are specialized cells that detect stimulus information and transmit it to afferent nerves and the brain
is a brain structure that is often referred to as a "biological clock" because of the fact that it controls our circadian rhythms.
This process of acquiring "raw data" about the stimuli in the environment is called _____.
involve sudden arousal from sleep and an intense physiological fear reaction (e.g., screaming, heavy breathing, and perspiration)
College students who consume large amounts of alcohol on weekends are abusing which type(s) of drugs?
Reinforcement increases the frequency of a behavioral response. ______ involves the presentation of a desired stimulus