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Question 1 0 out of 3.2 points A principle of learning can best be characterized as: Answer Correct Answer: A statement that describes how a particular factor affects learning Question 2 3.2 out of 3.2 points The best perspective regarding various theories of learning is that: Answer Correct Answer: Different theories may be applicable in different situations. Question 3 0 out of 3.2 points Human beings undoubtedly learn more during the course of a lifetime than any other species on earth. The major result of this capacity to learn is that: Answer Correct Answer: Humans can benefit from their experiences. Question 4 3.2 out of 3.2 points Three of the following are principles of learning. Which one is a theory of learning rather than a principle? Answer Correct Answer: People learn by making mental associations between new information and their existing knowledge. Question 5 3.2 out of 3.2 points Which one of the following statements is the most accurate statement regarding theories of learning? Answer Correct Answer: They are often modified as new data emerge. Question 6 0 out of 3.2 points Which one of the following best describes mirror neurons? Answer Correct Answer: They fire when a person either makes a particular response or observes someone else make that response. Question 7 0 out of 3.2 points Which one of the following best describes the growth of neurons during the prenatal period? Answer Correct Answer: An overabundance of neurons emerges early in prenatal development, but about half of the neurons die before birth. Question 8 0 out of 3.2 points Three of the following describe methods that researchers commonly use to determine how the human brain probably functions. hich one is not a commonly used method to study the brain? Answer Correct Answer: Measuring the levels of various hormones and other substances in the blood Question 9 0 out of 3.2 points Which one of the following statements most accurately describes a neuron's threshold of excitation? Answer Correct Answer: A neuron fires only when its electrical charge reaches a particular level. Question 10 3.2 out of 3.2 points After a severe head injury, Mary has exceptional difficulty setting goals and in other ways planning her actions. Without knowing anything else about Mary's injury, you might reasonably conclude that it affected her: Answer Correct Answer: forebrain Question 11 0 out of 3.2 points Which one of the following best exemplifies experience-expectant plasticity? Answer Correct Answer: Mastering one's native language Question 12 0 out of 3.2 points Which one of the following best exemplifies experience-dependent plasticity? Answer Correct Answer: Learning how to read Question 13 3.2 out of 3.2 points A smoker is asked to smoke one cigarette after another until she is unable to continue any longer. Which method for breaking bad habits is best illustrated in this situation?... View Full Document

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