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5 Matching questions

  1. Humanistic Psychology
  2. Random selection
  3. Hindbrain
  4. ethics in psychology
  5. requirements of experimental design
  1. a technique for choosing participants that ensures that every member of a population has an equal chance of being included in the sample
  2. b area of the brain that coordinates information coming into and out of the spinal cord
  3. c an approach to understanding human nature that emphasizes the positive potential of human beings
  4. d Manipulation and random assignment
  5. e Respecting people, animals and the truth:

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. extent to which a measure assess what it claims to measure; a test must be reliable to be valid, but a reliable test can still be completely invalid
  2. located in the subcortical area, a set of subcortical structures that directs intentional movements; located near the thalamus and hypothalamus; receive input from the cerebral cortex and send outputs to the motor centers in the brainstem
  3. a psychological approach that emphasizes that we often perceive the whole rather than the sum of its parts
  4. a procedure that uses random event to assign people to the experimental or control group
  5. Representativeness, Base rate, Availability

5 True/False questions

  1. Why research methods are necessary in psychologya psychological approach that explains mind and behavior in terms of the adaptive value of abilities that are preserved over time by natural selection


  2. Myelin sheathinsulating layer of fatty material


  3. Parasympathetic DivisionA 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.


  4. Disadvantages of Naturalistic ObservationGives the experimenter the opportunity to view the variable of interest in a natural setting, can offer ideas for further research, may be the only option if lab experimentation is not possible


  5. Philosophical empiricismperformed by analyzing studies conducted by other researchers or by looking at historical patient records.


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