PSY 121 Study Guide - 1) Debates as to whether alcohol...

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1.) Debates as to whether alcohol abuse is biologically determined or culturally influenced  are most relevant to the issue of:    nature versus nurture.  2.) An integrated understanding of the explanations provided by the neuroscience, cognitive,  social-cultural, and other perspectives in psychology is most clearly provided by: a biopsychosocial approach 3.) Which perspective would be most relevant to understanding the role of spaced practice  on long-term memory of information. Cognitive 4.) Understanding why the fear of darkness may have contributed to the survival of our  human ancestors is most relevant to the ________ perspective Evolutionary 5.) Compared with Wilhelm Wundt, early behaviorists were much less likely to focus on the  study of: thinking. 6.) Which perspective is most relevant to understanding the linkages between hormone  levels and sexual motivation? Neuroscience 7.) The SQ3R method encourages students to: survey a text chapter's organization before actually reading the chapter itself 8.) In order to focus on inner sensations, images, and feelings, Wilhelm Wundt used a  research tool known as: Introspection 9.) Focusing on the extent to which personality is influenced by motives outside one's own  awareness is most relevant to the ________ perspective Psychodynamic 10.) Dr. Stevens provides psychotherapy to people who suffer from excessive anxiety. Dr.  Stevens is most likely a ________ psychologist
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Clinical 11.)After the horror of 9/11, many people said the CIA and FBI should obviously have  foreseen the likelihood of this form of terrorism. This perception most clearly illustrates: the hindsight bias 12.)Stacey suggests that because children are more impulsive than adults, they will have  more difficulty controlling their anger. Stacey's prediction regarding anger management  exemplifies: a hypothesis 13.)Professor Carter observes and records the behavior of grocery shoppers as they select  items to purchase. Which type of research is Professor Carter employing? naturalistic observation 14.)A negative correlation between people's physical health and their marital happiness would  indicate that:  higher levels of marital happiness are associated with lower levels of  physical health 15.)Which method offers the most reliable way of assessing whether athletic performance is  boosted by caffeine consumption?   the experiment 16.)In an experimental study of the extent to which mental alertness is inhibited by sleep  deprivation, alertness would be the:  dependent variable 17.)In order to assess whether sense of humor is affected by sexual stimulation, researchers 
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2009 for the course PSY 121 taught by Professor Whisenhunt during the Spring '08 term at Missouri State University-Springfield.

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