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5 Matching questions

  1. acetylcholine (ACH)
  2. independent variable
  3. functionalism
  4. range
  5. basic research
  1. a pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base
  2. b the experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable whose effect is being studied
  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 difference between the highest and lowest scores in a distribution
  5. e a neurotransmitter that enables learning and memory and also triggers muscle contraction

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. neural "cables" containing many axons. These bundled axons, which are part of the peripheral nervous system, connect the central nervous system with muscles, glands, and sense organs
  2. the condition of an experiment that contrasts with the experimental condition and serves as a comparison for evaluating the effect of the treatment
  3. the view that knowledge comes from experience via the senses, and science flourishes through observation and experiment.
  4. a neural impulse; a brief electrical charge that travels down an axon. the ____ is generated by the movement of positively charged atoms in and out of channels in the axon's membrane
  5. historically significant perspective that emphasized the growth potential of healthy people; used personalized methods to study personality in hopes of fostering personal growth

5 True/False questions

  1. biopsychological approachthe scientific study of behavior and mental processes


  2. replicationall the cases in a group, from which samples may be drawn for a study


  3. case studythe enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a large group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next


  4. endorphins"morphine within"--natural, opiatelike neurotransmitters linked to pain control and pleasure.


  5. Psychologythe scientific study of behavior and mental processes