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5 Matching questions

  1. structuralism
  2. threshold
  3. dendrite
  4. mode
  5. median
  1. a the level of stimulation required to trigger a neural impulse
  2. b an early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the elemental structure of the human mind
  3. c the bushy, branching extensions of a neuron that receive messages and conduct impulses toward the cell body
  4. d the middle score in a distribution; half the scores are above it and half are below it
  5. e the most frequently occurring score in a distribution

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable whose effect is being studied
  2. a technique for ascertaining the self-reported attitudes or behaviors of people, usually by questioning a representative, random sample of them
  3. the arithmetic average of a distribution, obtained by adding the scores and then dividing by the number of scores
  4. a testable prediction, often implied by a theory
  5. the condition of an experiment that contrasts with the experimental condition and serves as a comparison for evaluating the effect of the treatment

5 True/False questions

  1. case studyan observation technique in which one person is studied in depth in the hope of revealing universal principles


  2. acetylcholine (ACH)the scientific study of behavior and mental processes


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


  4. random assignmentassigning participants to experimental and control conditions by chance, thus minimizing preexisting differences between those assigned to the different groups


  5. illusory correlationthe perception of a relationship where none exists