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  1. Nature vs. Nurture
  2. Psychoanalytic theory
  3. Sympathetic Division
  4. Availability
  5. Forebrain
  1. a the highest level of the brain and is critical for complex, cognitive, emotional, sensory, and motor functions; divided into two parts- the cerebral cortex and underlying subcortical structures
  2. b The debate centers on the relative contributions of genetic inheritance and environmental factors to human development. Some philosophers such as Plato and Descartes suggested that certain things are inborn, or that they simply occur naturally regardless of environmental influences. Other well-known thinkers such as John Locke believed in what is known as tabula rasa, which suggests that the mind begins as a blank slate. According to this notion, everything that we are and all of our knowledge is determined by our experience.
  3. c Sigmund Freud's approach to understanding human behavior that emphasizes the importance of unconscious mental processes in shaping feelings, thoughts, and behaviors
  4. d estimating the likelihood of an occurrence based on the ease it comes to mind
  5. e A set of nerves that prepares the body for action in threatening situations; dilates pupils, relaxes bronchi, accelerates heartbeat, inhibits digestive activity, stimulates glucose release and secretion of epinephrine/norepinephrine, relaxes bladder, stimulates ejaculation in male.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. getting informed consent from participants, not coercing participation, protecting participants from harm, weighing benefits against risks, avoiding deception, and keeping information confidential
  2. the philosophical view that certain kinds of knowledge are innate or inborn
  3. Consists of a group of regions in the lower, or basal, area of the brain; it is important as a producer of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which affects the ability of brain cells to transmit information to one another. It is known to have an effect on attention, reflexes, and learning. Degeneration is associated with Alzheimer's disease.
  4. Synapse is the junction or region between the axon of one neuron and the dendrites, or cell body of another. There is a small synaptic space between them across which information is transmitted. The transmission of information across the synapse is fundamental to communication between neurons, a process that allows us to think, feel, and behave.
  5. "Like goes with like"

5 True/False questions

  1. PsychologyThe scientific study of mind and behavior


  2. Wernicke's areaperformed by analyzing studies conducted by other researchers or by looking at historical patient records.


  3. Random selectiontechnique for choosing participants that ensures that every member of a population has an equal chance of being included in the sample


  4. Occipital Lobea region of the cerebral cortex whose functions include processing information about touch


  5. Respect Truthrespects animal rights and treat them humanely