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Ebbinghaus
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
creativity
Intrinsic motivation is an important component of this
a drive
For a thirsty person, drinking water serves to reduce this
unlearned
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
motivation
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
Miller
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
encoding
This is the process of getting information into memory
an inappropriate fear of becoming obese
Anorexia nervosa is typically characterized by this
validity
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.
Spearman
This psychologist calls this a general intelligence that underlies success on a wide variety of tasks
epinephrine
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