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5 Matching questions

  1. Social Subdiscipline
  2. Interneurons
  3. Adaptive Traits
  4. Pennebaker Study
  5. Antonio Damasio's Research
  1. a Examines interactions of individual psychology and group phenomena (e.g., when and why do people behave aggressively?)
  2. b Pass information b/w the various sensory and motor neurons in the same part of the spinal cord or brain.
  3. c a term applied to traits that help organisms adjust to their environment
  4. d ventromedial prefrontal damage impairs the ability to connect feelings with thoughts (showed patients disturbing images)
  5. e College students wrote for 20 minutes a day for three consecutive days (some wrote about emotions and the other group wrote strictly on what they did that day). Pennebaker measured both group's visits to the campus health center after the writing exercises and found that those who wrote about their emotions were healthier.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1. Psychodynamic: Focus on unconscious processes. 2. Behavioral: Focus on behavior with emphasis on the environment. 3. Cognitive: Focus on thought and memory. 4. Evolutionary: Focus on why we feel, think, or behave.
  2. Focuses on how people perceive, process, and retrieve information.
  3. Voluntary nervous system- involved in intentional actions (also posture and balance)
    Transmits sensory information to the central nervous system and carries out its intentional/voluntary motor commands
  4. psychologists manipulate some aspect of a situation and measure the impact of the manipulation on the way participants respond.
  5. Metaphor: iceberg (conscious/unconscious)
    Method: case study (in-depth observation of behavior of a person)
    Data: clinical observations of behaviors, thoughts and feelings

5 True/False questions

  1. Superior Colliculusare the methods/procedures of the study sound or are they flawed?


  2. Gazzanigaresearched severed corpus callosum


  3. Personality SubdisciplineExamines people's enduring ways of responding in different kinds of situations and the ways individuals differ in how they tend to think, feel, and behave. (e.g., What are the underlying factors of personality?)


  4. Neuroimaging TechniquesCT (computerized tomography)- uses x-rays
    MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)- static picture
    PET (positron emission tomography)- radioactive glucose to map for high and low activity
    fMRI (functional)- magnets to watch brain function


  5. Neurotransmitterschemicals that transmit information from one neuron to another, released in response to the action potential (stored in vesicles)