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NAME: _________________________________________ A: PAGE 1 of 14 PSYC 110 Introduction to Psychology Exam #1 October 5, 2006 PETITION PROCEDURE If you feel that any of your answers were graded in error, you may submit a petition to Professor Chun in class, by Thursday, October 19. Petitions will not be accepted after this date. Please type your reasons why you believe you deserve more points for your answer. Study the key provided here, and the more you can justify your petition with material from the lectures, quotes from the textbook, or any other valid source, the more successful it will be. Clerical (arithmetic) errors may be petitioned with a simple note stating where the error occurred. Please submit the typewritten petition along with your exam (stapled or bound together with a paper clip). Please refrain from using an aggressive or offensive tone. Please understand that despite our best efforts, there are differences in opinion that can be clarified with discussion. We also make mistakes. We are providing this petition mechanism because we are eager to help you.
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NAME: _________________________________________ A: PAGE 2 of 14 1. According to the definition offered in your textbook and class, psychology is the science of: A) the human mind. B) human and animal behavior. C) thinking, feeling, and motivation. D) behavior and the mind. 2. What limitation makes Descartes' theory of dualism unacceptable to most contemporary psychologists? A) The body is described as a physical machine that operates according to natural law. B) Thought and thought-related phenomena are not accessible to scientific study. C) Many actions are described in terms of reflexes. D) The organ in which Descartes claimed the soul resides does not in fact exist. 3. Physiological research in the nineteenth century led to the position that people experience vision when one part of the brain is active and hearing when another part is active. This research led to the concept of _____, which refers to the idea that _____. A) reflexology; every human action is initiated by stimuli in the environment B) empiricism; all human knowledge and thought is derived from the patterning and association of sensory experiences C) behaviorism; all behavior can be understood in terms of its relation to observable events in the environment rather than to hypothetical events within the individual D) localization of function; specific parts of the brain serve specific functions in the control of mental experience and behavior 4. One of Darwin's key ideas is that, because of natural selection, animals have an inborn tendency to behave in ways that help them to: A) use the least amount of energy. B)
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2008 for the course PSYC 110 taught by Professor Karenwynn during the Fall '08 term at Yale.

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