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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. population
  2. mode
  3. neurotransmitters
  4. culture
  5. dependent variable
  1. a 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. b all the cases in a group, from which samples may be drawn for a study
  3. c the outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable
  4. d the most frequently occurring score in a distribution
  5. e the enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a large group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the extension of a neuron, ending in branching terminal fibers, through which messages pass to other neurons or to muscles or glands
  2. an explanation using an integrated set of principles that organizes and predicts observations
  3. historically significant perspective that emphasized the growth potential of healthy people; used personalized methods to study personality in hopes of fostering personal growth
  4. an early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the elemental structure of the human mind
  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. double blind procedurethe bushy, branching extensions of a neuron that receive messages and conduct impulses toward the cell body


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


  3. hindsight biasthe tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one would have foreseen it


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


  5. functionalisma school of psychology that focused on how mental and behavioral processes function - how they enable the organism to adapt, survive, and flourish.