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Psychology Exam (1st Semester)

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Wilhelm Wundt
Early Psychologist; Experimental studies in reactions to sensory; had a laboratory
Random Sampling
Used in surveys; come from a LARGE population
Informed Consent
John B. Watson - Ethical Issues: Little Albert
Hypothalamus
The brain structure that provides a major link between the nervous system and the endocrine system
Cure epileptic seizures
Affects of severed corpus callosum
Myelin Sheath
Degeneration of the ___________________ = sclerosis
Dopamine
Suffering from Parkinsons - low in the neurotransmitter...
Brain Stem
Nerves from the left side of the brain are routed to the right side of the body with the brain structure called the...
Sensation
The process of receiving and representing stimulus energies from the nervous system is
"The sum of the parts is greater than the whole"
Gestalt Psychologists' philosophy
Unconscious thought processes and childhood experiences
Psychoanalysts focus on...
Experiment
Causal relationship between variables
Anonymity
Publication of an experimental work - researchers would be concerned about...
Slip into a coma
If you sever a cat's reticular formation it would...
Parietal Lobes
Lobes of the brain that receive the input that enables you to feel someone scratching your back...
Peripheral Nervous System
The somatic nervous system is a component of the...
Thalamus
Brain structure that relays information from the eyes to the visual cortex
Top-Down Processing
Prior experiences and current expectations
Sensory Adaption
Diminished sensitivity to an unchanged stimuli
MRI
The best way to detect enlarged fluid-filled brain regions in some patients who have schizophrenia is to use an...
PET Scan
The concentration of glucose in active regions of the brain underlies the usefulness of a...
Medulla
Your life would be most immediately threatened if you suffered destruction of the...
Breathing; Walking
The medulla is to the control of_______ as the cerebellum is to the control of________
Thalamus
Which brain structure receives information from all the senses except smell?
Hippocampus
Component of the limbic system that plays an essential role in the processing of new memories
Frontal Lobes
Phineas Gage suffered a blow to his...
A larger area of the sensory cortex is associated with our lips
Our lips are more sensitive than our knees to sensations of touch because...
Left frontal lobe
Based on Broca's early work, which brain region is involved in speech production?
ART
HE appeared in the left visual field, ART in the right. When asked patients said they saw...
Corpus Callosum
Split-brain patients have had their _________ surgically cut
Right hemisphere
A patient who suffered a stroke says that she no longer recognizes herself on the mirror. Which brain structure was likely damaged in the stroke?
Left hemisphere
Someone trying to add a long series of three digit numbers is probably experiencing increased brain waves and blood flow to which brain structure?
Structuralism
The unreliability if introspection contributed to the waning popularity of...
William James
Charles Darwin believed that behaviors, such as the emotional expressions associated with human rage, would be explained by natural selection. Which early psychologist would be most likely to agree with Darwin's assessment?
Questioning
Critical thinkers can be described as...
Random Sampling
Which procedure helps ensure that the participants in a survey are representative of a larger population?
Random Assignment
Technique used to reduce the impact of confounding variables