A cumulative set including topics covered in lectures and the text.
Most important to your survival
The science of behavior and mental processes
The field that develops occupational tests and measurements is...
Psychology focuses on...
All levels and systems
Thoughts, feelings, memories and choices...
Can be studied with scientific rigor
Which is true of all levels and systems?
The body's internal chemical events and the behavior of the individual affect each other
According to the levels and systems view...
Events on the world level can affect an individual's internal neurochemistry , and and individual's internal neurochemistry can affect world history.
Change and development are typically...
Change and development are like
Language, food, clothing, religion, family...
Are different all around the world
The first living cells were..
The purpose of sexual reproduction is to
"Past could have been different, the future has many possibilities"
Alternatives and choices
Sometimes males do risky things to show off-things that might be deadly-an example of
A group's way of solving a problem
The electrical activity of a neuron
Comes from chemical processes
An individual Neuron
either fires or remains at rest
The most important cortical difference is
Front vs. back
According to Hamilton______is the sum of classical fitness plus the effects the individual's actions have on the reproductive success of his or her genetic relatives, weighted by the degree of genetic relatedness.
The common ancestor of all modern humans can be traced back to____
120-150 thousand years ago
Which of the following is the theory of human origins which has received much support from archeological evidence, though recent genetic evidence has refuted its exclusivity as a full explanation?
Out of Africa
Which of the following theories is the only known scientific theories that can explain adaptions?
Evolution by natural selection
Adaptions initially start as
As predicted from an evolutionary perspective, a study by Flinn and colleagues documented that children living with a stepparent have ____ levels of ____ than children living with biological parents
The antimicrobial hypothesis predicts that
Individuals will spice foods more in hotter climates
Pregnancy sickness is an adaption for
avoiding toxins that could harm the developing baby
Elevated testosterone early in life can _____ in later life
Have detrimental effects
Selection acts more strongly on men than on women because
men have a greater variability in reproduction
Women's olfactory acuity peaks
At or before ovulation
Multiple studies have now demonstrated than women who have high access to their own resources tend to place MORE emphasis on _____ than women with low access to resources do
A mate's financial prospects
Which of the following cues appears to be the key factor in our incest-avoidence mechanisms?
Cor-residence during childhood
Despite average changes in weight over the past thirty years, Singh found that ___ did not change (as reflected in the centerfolds of women's magazines)
Waist to hip ratio
Men who are in relationships and willing to have an affair tend to have ___ testosterone than men unwilling to have an affair, which supports the idea that testosterone is associated with _____ in men
higher; mating effort
Men in the later stages of relationships have __ testosterone than men in the early stages of a relationship. When divorced men remarry they experience a ____ in testosterone
Women tend to derogate other women's _____ especially during the ____ phase of their cycle
Physical appearance; fertile
Men's ratings of women's attractiveness _____ following short term casual sex, and women's ratings of men's attractiveness _____ following short term casual sex
Mated women are _____ to have an orgasm with their extra pair partner than/as they are with their long term partner
Infanticide rates are highest among
Women are elephants, men are
frogs and/or elephants
which factor is even more important than XX/XY
Men and women
begin life with the same basic body plan
The best contemporary treatments for sexual dysfunction
Education and communication training
Men have ___ phases of sexual responding and women have four
The answer is C
Whether one is heterosexual or homosexual is determined
by hormones before you are born
After you are born
Society tells you what it means to be a man or woman
In some societies is an essential part of masculinity
Which masters Degree is the most versatile, accessible, and licensable everywhere?
Master of Social Work
Which program will pay for you to go to school?
PhD from a university
Which program typically prepares you for research, teaching, and clinical practice?
PhD clinical psychology
Treatment of mood disorder with talking therapy such as individual counseling
works well with disorders in the mild to moderate range
Causes of mood Disorder
Genetics, in utero exposure, family experience, peer experiences
Is an important treatment for severe mood disorders
Are personality disorders treatable
Some forms are treatable with talking therapy
Left untreated, most mental disorders
will eventually improve
The difference between psychiatrists and shaman
Both have a spiritual belief system, but the psychiatrist also has science