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PSYC-1101 TEST 1 (CH. 1,3,9,10,11,12,14)
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Which of the following was mentioned as a skill to which psychology students would be exposed?
Critical Thinking, Use of Scientific Method, Critical evaluation of sources of information
Psyche is a Greek word meaning ________.
Before psychology became a recognized academic discipline, matters of the mind were undertaken by those in ________.
In the scientific method, a hypothesis is a(n) ________.
Based on your reading, which theorist would have been most likely to agree with this statement: Perceptual phenomena are best understood as a combination of their components.
________ is most well-known for proposing his hierarchy of needs.
Rogers believed that providing genuineness, empathy, and ________ in the therapeutic environment for his clients was critical to their being able to deal with their problems.
unconditional positive regard
The operant conditioning chamber (aka ________ box) is a device used to study the principles of operant conditioning.
A researcher interested in what factors make an employee best suited for a given job would most likely identify as a(n) ________ psychologist.
In Milgram's controversial study on obedience, nearly ________ of the participants were willing to administer what appeared to be lethal electrical shocks to another person because they were told to do so by an authority figure.
An individual's consistent pattern of thought and behavior is known as a(n) ________.
A researcher interested in how changes in the cells of the hippocampus (a structure in the brain related to learning and memory) are related to memory formation would be most likely to identify as a(n) ________ psychologist.
If someone wanted to become a psychology professor at a 4-year college, then s/he would probably need a ________ degree in psychology.
The ________ places less emphasis on research and more emphasis on application of therapeutic skills.
Which of the following degrees would be the minimum required to teach psychology courses in high school?
One would need at least a(n) ________ degree to serve as a school psychologist.
A(n) ________ is a sudden, permanent change in a sequence of DNA
________ refers to a person's genetic makeup, while ________ refers to a person's physical characteristics
________ is the field of study that focuses on genes and their expression.
Humans have ________ pairs of chromosomes.
The ________ receive(s) incoming signals from other neurons.
A(n) ________ facilitates or mimics the activity of a given neurotransmitter system.
Multiple sclerosis involves a breakdown of the ________.
An action potential involves Na+ moving ________ the cell and K+ moving ________ the cell.
Our ability to make our legs move as we walk across the room is controlled by the ________ nervous system.
If your ________ is activated, you will feel relatively at ease.
parasympathetic nervous system
The central nervous system is comprised of ________.
brain and spinal cord
Sympathetic activation is associated with ________.
Pupil dilation; increased heart rate
The ________ is a sensory relay station where all sensory information, except for smell, goes before being sent to other areas of the brain for further processing.
Damage to the ________ disrupts one's ability to comprehend language, but it leaves one's ability to produce words intact.
A(n) ________ uses magnetic fields to create pictures of a given tissue.
Which of the following is not a structure of the forebrain?
The two major hormones secreted from the pancreas are_____
glucagon and insulin
The ________ secretes messenger hormones that direct the function of the rest of the endocrine glands.
The ________ gland secretes epinephrine.
The ________ secretes hormones that regulate the body's fluid levels.
The view that development is a cumulative process, gradually adding to the same type of skills is known as ________.
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