Psych 101 - Psychology 101 Prelim 2, Fall 1998 completed...

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Psychology 101 Prelim 2, Fall 1998 completed Total score: 21 out of 50, 42% 1. The branching extensions of nerve cells that receive incoming signals from sensory receptors or from other neurons are called the: A. axons. B. synapses. C. cell bodies. D. dendrites. E. neurotransmitters. 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is d. 2. The slowdown of neural communication in multiple sclerosis involves a degeneration of the: A. dendrites. B. blood cells. C. myelin sheath. D. corpus callosum. E. pituitary gland. 1 out of 1 Correct. 3. After 3 hours of playing a physically exhausting professional tennis match, Chitra began to experience a sense of physical exhilaration and pleasure. It is likely that her feelings were most directly linked to the release of: A. dopamine. B. acetylcholine. C. endorphins. D. insulin. 1 out of 1
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Correct. 4. The thalamus serves as a: A. memory bank. B. pleasure center. C. master gland. D. sensory switchboard. 1 out of 1 Correct. 5. Seeing is to hearing as the ________ lobes are to the _______ lobes. A. frontal; temporal B. occipital; parietal C. frontal; parietal D. occipital; temporal 1 out of 1 Correct. 6. The left cerebral hemisphere is typically superior to the right in: A. spatial reasoning. B. language comprehension. C. visual perception. D. musical abilities. 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is b. 7. Newborn infants typically prefer their mother's voice over their father's voice because: A. their rooting reflex is naturally triggered by higher-pitched sounds. B. they rapidly habituate to lower-pitched male voices. C. they become familiar with their mother's voice before they are born. D. they form an emotional attachment to their mother during breast-feeding. E. they have difficulty hearing lower-pitched voices during the first few days after birth.
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0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is c. 8. Research on brain development suggests that repeated learning experiences A. strengthen neural connections at the location that processes the experiences. B. dramatically increase the number of brain cells in the cerebral cortex. C. promote the formation of the brainstem but have no effect on the formation of the cortex. D. have no effect on the structure of neural tissue. 1 out of 1 Correct. 9. The principle that properties such as mass, volume, and number remain the same despite changes in the forms of objects is called: A. perceptual constancy. B. object equivalence. C. conservation. D. object permanence. E. accommodation. 1 out of 1 Correct. 10. Children's parental attachments are most likely to be disrupted if the children are provided with day care by: A. caregivers who demonstrate authoritative child-rearing practices. B. volunteer caregivers who become emotionally attached to children.
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