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The ________ _________ is the point at which the optic nerves from the inside half of each eye cross over and then project to the opposite half of the brain.
The __________ theory of color vision states that there are three different kinds of cells called "cones" that are responsible for presenting color. For colors other than the base three (red, blue, and green) there is color mixing.
The oppenent process theory argues that there are __________ colors to explain the phenomena of after images.
This form perception theory states that perception is based on the established shapes that make up the image.
This Gestalt principle is where similar elements are grouped to create a sense of completeness.
linear perspective, relative size, interposition, texture gradient, height in plane, shadowing
Name the six monocular cues.
The two theories of pitch perception are the _______ theory and the ________ theory.
CIP (congenetal insensitivity to pain)
What is the name of the disorder where one cannot feel anything?
The study of scalps where different personality traits are associated to different places of the skull.
The postsynaptic potential is ___________ when it is more likely to fire, or is positive.
The postsynaptic potential is ___________ when it is less likely to fire, or is negative.
The axon ends in a cluster of these small knovs that secrete neurotransmitters for activating neurons.
These types of drugs excite neurotransmitters by either micking them or by blocking reuptake.
These types of drugs inhibit neurotransmitters by either inhibiting release or by blocking receptors.
peripheral nervous system
This system of nerves includes all of those outside of the brain and spinal cord.
somatic nervous system
This system of nerves includes those going to and from voluntary muscles and sensory receptors.
autonomic nervous system
This system of nerves includes those going to and from automatic functions.
sympathetic nervous system
This system of nerves is part of the autonomic nervous system and is responsable for mobilizing resources.
parasympathetic nervous system
This system of nerves is part of the autonomic nervous system and is responsable for conserving resources.
The __________ of the communication within the central nervous system is determined by the type of fiber and the distance traveled.
________________ refers to something being positioned on the opposite side of the body. For example, the right arm and the left.
The _________ lobe of the brain is used for higher level functioning, such as decision making, movement, and impulse control.
The _________ lobe of the brain is used for the olfactory, auditory, and gustatory senses, as well as for processing language.
lower brain stem & cerebellum
These two parts of the brain control basic life functions and drives as well as memory and emotion.
higher cerebral hemisphere
This part of the brain functions via neural networks and controls perception, thought, and language.
cerebral cortex, cerebral hemispheres, corpus callosum
What are the three major parts of the cerebrum, or higher brain?
qualitative survey, natural observation, case study
Name the three methods by which one can go about conducting a Qualitative study.
descriptive, correlational, experimental
Name the three methods by which one can go about conducting a Quantitative study.
This kind of study involves measuring the opinions or attitudes of the public through questionaires and the like.
This kind of study involves observing public behavior while making sure not the intervene in the natural conditions of said behavior.
This kind of study involves interviews, observations, records, and testing to examine unsual or infrequent phenomena.
This kind of study involves learning descriptive information about a group or event through the use of records, surveys, interviews, and observations.
This kind of study involves investigating possible relationships between two or more different variables, although it is limited in that it cannot determine cause and effect.
When the correlation coefficient (R) is positive, then when one variable increases the other ________.
When the correlation coefficient (R) is negative, then when one variable increases the other ________.
These kinds of studies involve drawing cause & effect conclusions by manipulating a variable under controlled conditions.
This variable is the outcome thought to be affected by a change in the independent variable.
In order for your study to be a true experiment participants must be assigned into groups _________.
This early psychologist established psychology as a displine, as well as the first psych lab and journal in Germany.
G. Stanley Hall
He was the first American psychologist who founded the first psychology lab and psychology journal in America. He also founded the APA.
The study of observable behavior that established research methods in the field of psychology.
This theory of psychology attempts to explain personality, motivation, and mental disorders by focusing on unconscious determinants of behavior.
This theory of psychology emphasizes the unique qualities of humans, especially their freedom and their potential for personal growth.
_____________ psychology argues that an organism's functioning can be explained in terms of the bodily structures and biochemical processes that underlie behavior.
_____________ psychology argues that behavior patterns have evolved to solve adaptive problems, and that natural selection favors behaviors that enhance reproductive sucess.
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