Upgrade to remove ads
Psych Practice Quiz Semester 1
Terms in this set (40)
What perspective is most concerned with the unique ways in which individuals interpret their own life experiences?
Dr. Winkle conducts basic research on the systematic changes in intelligence associated with aging. It is most likely that Dr. Winkle is a(n) ________ psychologist.
To examine assumptions, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence, and assess conclusions is to engage in
Transferring messages from a motor neuron to a leg muscle requires the neurotransmitter known as
Alzheimer's disease is most closely linked to the deterioration of neurons that produce...
If a professor accused you of cheating on a test, your adrenal glands would probably release ________ into your bloodstream
Nerve cells in the brain receive life-supporting nutrients and insulating myelin from
The capacity of one brain area to take over the functions of another damaged brain area is known as brain
The goal of constraint-induced therapy is to
rewire damaged brains by forcing patients to use a non functioning limb
After Terry lost a finger in an industrial accident, the area of his sensory cortex devoted to receiving input from that finger gradually became very responsive to sensory input from his adjacent fingers. This best illustrates
Split brain patients have had their _______ surgically cut.
Adopted children are more likely to demonstrate levels of agreeableness and extroversion, more similar to that of their biological parents than their adoptive parents. This finding suggests that personality traits are more strongly influenced by
genes than the home environment
How have gender roles in the United States changed over time?
Traditional masculine or feminine traits are not as significant in mate selection as they were in the past
Which of the following is a common symptom of nicotine withdrawal?
A rewarding consequence of cigarette smoking that it reduces
sensitivity to pain
Which of the following refers to physiological state that usually triggers a state of motivational arousal?
Dr. Milosz electrically simulates the lateral hypothalamus of a well-fed laboratory rat. This procedure is likely to
cause the rat to begin eating
Mr. Langley emphasizes that premature sexual activity among high school students involves the interplay of alcohol consumption, mass media norms, and teens' underestimation of their vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections. The teacher's emphasis best illustrates
a biopsychosocial approach
Lee believes that for every 3500-calorie reduction in his diet he will lose one pound. Why is Lee incorrect?
Lee's body will react as if it is being starved, causing his basal metabolic rate to drop
A deep sense of well-being results in when our need for relatedness is satisfied in balance with our psychological need for
Mr. Hanson is strongly suspected of embezzling money from his employer. He has denied the allegation. To determine whether he is lying, investigators are most likely to ask Mr. Hanson to take a(n) ________ test.
Rapid fear reactions to sensory input in the absence of conscious thought are possible because certain neural pathways bypass the
The most understood way of expressing emotion is through
In describing the two dimensions of emotion fear is to terror as anger is to
The diminishing returns phenomenon is familiar to economists as diminishing
The adaptation-level phenomenon refers to the tendency for out judgments of objects and events to be heavily influenced by our
The three successive phases of the general adaptation syndrome are
alarm reaction, resistance, and exhaustion
In their classic nine-year study, Friedman and Rosenman reported that, compared with Type A men, Type B men were
Less susceptible to heart attacks
By attacking the body's own tissues, an overly reactive immune system is most likely to cause
After breaking up with his girlfriend, Eric came down with a severe respiratory infection. His illness may have been caused to a large extent by a(n) ________ in his body's production of _________
The impact of our actions on our attitudes is best illustrated by the
The tendency for initial compliance with a small request to facilitate subsequent compliance with a larger request is known as the
Norman Triplett observed that adolescents wound a fishing reel faster in the presence of someone working simultaneously on the same task. This best illustrates
Most social loafing is MOST likely to occur among
audience members who are asked to applaud after a speaker is introduced
Those who feel socially pressured sometimes assert their freedom by doing the opposite of what is socially expected. This best illustrates
An unjustifiable and usually negative attitude toward a group and its members is called
Youths who are shunned and mocked by peers are especially likely to respond with aggression if they have earlier experienced
Which of the following would be the best advice to give parents who are concerned about the frequent aggressive outbursts of their 6-year-old son
"Make a point of rewarding and praising your son whenever he is socially cooperative and altruistic"
The mere exposure effect most directly contributes to the positive relationship between _______ and liking.
When 68-year-old Mrs. Blake had a flat tire on a fairly isolated highway, she received help from a passerby in less than 10 minutes. One year later, when she had a flat tire on a busy freeway, an hour elapsed before someone finally stopped to offer assistance. Mrs. Blake's experience best illustrates
the bystander effect34E55
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
PSYCH 101 FINAL
Final Exam - PSY 113
AP Psych Midterm
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
Bios 1030 Exam 1 (ch 1-6)
2720 final test