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5 Matching questions

  1. illusory correlation
  2. endorphins
  3. functionalism
  4. case study
  5. myelin
  1. a a layer of fatty tissue segmentally encasing the fibers of many neurons; enables vastly greater transmission speed of neural impulses as the impulse hops from one node to the next
  2. b an observation technique in which one person is studied in depth in the hope of revealing universal principles
  3. c a school of psychology that focused on how mental and behavioral processes function - how they enable the organism to adapt, survive, and flourish.
  4. d the perception of a relationship where none exists
  5. e "morphine within"--natural, opiatelike neurotransmitters linked to pain control and pleasure.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a statistical statement of how likely it is that an obtained result occurred by chance
  2. historically significant perspective that emphasized the growth potential of healthy people; used personalized methods to study personality in hopes of fostering personal growth
  3. the sensory and motor neurons that connect the central nervous system to the rest of the body
  4. the outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable
  5. the junction between the axon tip of the sending neuron and the dendrite or cell body of the receiving neuron

5 True/False questions

  1. experimental conditionthe condition of an experiment that exposes participants to the treatment, that is, to one version of the independent variable


  2. false consensus effectexperimental results caused by expectations alone; any effect on behavior caused by the administration of an inert substance or condition, which is assumed to be an active agent


  3. structuralisman early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the elemental structure of the human mind


  4. neurotransmittersa nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system


  5. operational definitiona statement of the procedures used to define research variables