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5 Matching questions

  1. neuron
  2. central nervous system
  3. axon
  4. biopsychological approach
  5. culture
  1. a a nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system
  2. b brain and spinal cord
  3. c the enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a large group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next
  4. d the extension of a neuron, ending in branching terminal fibers, through which messages pass to other neurons or to muscles or glands
  5. e an integrated perspective that incorporates biological, psychological, and social cultural levels of analysis

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. chemical messengers that traverse the synaptic gaps between neurons. When released by the sending neuron, _____ travel across the synapse and bind to receptor sites on the receiving neuron, thereby influencing whether that neuron will generate a neural impulse.
  2. all the cases in a group, from which samples may be drawn for a study
  3. the level of stimulation required to trigger a neural impulse
  4. 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
  5. an early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the elemental structure of the human mind

5 True/False questions

  1. acetylcholine (ACH)scientific study that aims to solve practical problems


  2. humanistic psychologythe scientific study of behavior and mental processes


  3. synapsethe difference between the highest and lowest scores in a distribution


  4. natural selectionthe condition of an experiment that contrasts with the experimental condition and serves as a comparison for evaluating the effect of the treatment


  5. operational definitionthe principle that, among the range of inherited trait variations, those that lead to increased reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding generations


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