sept 20 2004 - Pennebaker PSY 301 Exam 1 Note Answers are...

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Pennebaker – PSY 301 Exam 1 – September 20, 2004 Note: Answers are at the bottom of this exam 1.What theory is most directly related to the old ideas of phrenology? A. law of mass action B. law of functionality C. functional localization D. equipotentiality E. theory of relativity 2. Which of the following statements about lie detection is NOT true? A. Investigators intersperse irrelevant (usually threatening) questions with relevant ones when they test a suspect. B. Investigators will often “cheat” by giving a practice test on a suspect to demonstrate that the lie detector is infallible. C. Results based on a lie detection test cannot be used as evidence because the chance of false accusation is unacceptably high. D. The way a lie detector works is that parasympathetic nervous system readings fall within a fixed range across people when they lie. E. Taking drugs that reduce the action of the autonomic nervous system is generally not effective in beating a lie detector machine. 3.What is the purpose of the amygdala? A. to store new memories B. to remind us of the Greek word for “sea horse” C. to allow for the efficient processing of language D. to store information about time E. to learn associations between stimuli through emotional responses 4.Which of the following statements is NOT true about the frontal lobe? A. Phineas Gage became a reserved and rational person after the tamping iron he was using on the railroad destroyed most of his frontal lobe. B. Many researchers think of the frontal lobe as the part of the brain most closely linked to socialization and personality. C. Recent research on the frontal lobe (and prefrontal cortex) challenges the notion of a split between emotion and logic; rather emotion and logic are parts of the same system. D. The frontal lobe is related to behavioral inhibition. E. The frontal lobe houses the primary motor cortex. 5.If your physician tells you that you "pinched a nerve" in your back, what part of the neuron is she referring to? A. dendrite B. axon
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C. soma D. terminal buttons E. epinephrine 6.The parietal lobe contains the primary ___________ cortex. There are huge individual differences in terms of facial recognition. And people who have the condition, called __________, have a hard time recognizing faces. A. somatosensory; Korsakoff’s syndrome B. somatosensory, prosopagnosia C. visual; aphasia D. visual; Asperger’s syndrome E. motor; amnesia 7.Which of the following phenomena could be considered a type of subliminal perception? A. blindsight, because visual information is processed without the person’s awareness B. stretch reflex, because the brain responds to stimulation from stretch receptors C. GABA, the neurotransmitter most responsible for changes in visual thresholds D. Munchausen’s syndrome, because people feel sick but really don’t know why E. temporal lobe epilepsy, the syndrome that has occurred for thousands of years but has gone virtually undetected by people in medicine of religious studies
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