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This researcher made extensive use of nonsense syllables in the study of human memory

sympathetic nervous system

This division of the nervous system arouses the body and mobilizes its energy in emotionally stressful situations

it yields consistent results every time it is used

A test is reliable if it is this


Intrinsic motivation is an important component of this

a drive

For a thirsty person, drinking water serves to reduce this


Instinctive behavior is this

right hemisphere becomes more electrically active

As people experience negative emotions, this hemisphere of the brain becomes this

memory aid

A mnemonic device is this

aptitude tests

These tests are designed to predict ability to learn new skills

short-term memory

This is what your limited-capacity working memory is called


A need or desire that energizes and directs behavior toward a goal

left hemisphere becomes more electrically active

When people experience positive emotions, this hemisphere of the brain becomes this


This is the psychologist who is associated with the term "The Magical Number 7 + or - 2"

facial expressions

The universally understandable language of human emotion consists of this

iconic memory

This is a momentary sensory memory of visual stimuli


This is the process of getting information into memory

an inappropriate fear of becoming obese

Anorexia nervosa is typically characterized by this


A test that measures or predicts what it is supposed to, is said to have a high degree of this

semantic encoding

This is the process by which information is encoded by its meaning

physiological arousal, conscious experience, expressive behavior

These are the basic components of emotion

recall; recognition

Fill-in-the-blank test questions measure this; matching concepts with their definitions measures this

Sir Francis Galton

believed that superior intelligence is inherited. Mental abilities can be quantitatively measured. Encouraged selective breeding of highly intelligent people.


This psychologist calls this a general intelligence that underlies success on a wide variety of tasks


This hormone increases heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels in times of emergency

neural processing speed

Studies suggest that there is a positive correlation between intelligence and this process of the brain

an amazing specific skill

A person with savant syndrome is one who possesses this

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