Lec13VolBehavCont

Lec13VolBehavCont - Lecture 13 (3/12/09): Modifying and...

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Lecture 13 (3/12/09): Modifying and extending the Skinnerian account of voluntary behavior Signing up for research credit---a must do asap A few comments on Exam 1 Testing the generality of the power of a history of reinforcement and extending the account to self- destructive forms of voluntary behavior
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Questions that proved most “difficult” Which of the following does not measure activity in the brain? a. electroencephalography b. functional magnetic imaging c. positron emission topography d. neurokinetic imaging D but 46% said either a or c . In the reading that described a study on lying and facial response the basic finding was that most observers were ______ than chance at detecting lies. This ___________ the idea that there are innate emotion-based facial reflexes that “leak” through to the surface. a) not better; supports b) better; does not support c) better; supports d) not better; does not support d but 60% said c* (one of two questions that right answer was not selected most often)
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Exam questions, continued . Which of the following factors led to the emergence of psychological science during the last quarter of the 19th century? a) The idea that there was a mind and body (dualism), advances in physiology, Darwinism. b) Darwinism, advances in physiology, advances in techniques for measuring human behavior c) Darwinism, advances in physiology, a new interest in how the mind works. d) Darwinism, advances in physiology, a long-standing interest in how the mind works. d but 32% said c
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Exam 1 questions, cont. . At the peak of the action potential, the gate for potassium ions, which are positive, remains open. A)Potassium ions will continue to flow out of the neuron and sodium ions will flow in B)Potassium ions will flow out of the neuron and sodium ions will be pumped out of the neuron C)Potassium and sodium ions will continue to flow into the neuron D)Potassium ions will continue to flow into the neuron B but 34% said A
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Exam, continued . The article titled “A Woman Perpetually Falling” described how a mechanical device helped a woman regain her sense of balance. This was explained as experience-driven __________ of ____________ neural pathways. A) Neurogenesis, new B) Unmasking, new C) Unmasking, secondary D) Neurogenesis, secondary C but 27% said D
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Why do we call reinforced behavior “voluntary” behavior? A = because it is governed by free will
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2009 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 11002 taught by Professor Heyman during the Spring '09 term at BC.

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Lec13VolBehavCont - Lecture 13 (3/12/09): Modifying and...

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