PSYC 1001 E. Practice Quiz (for Midterm #2).

PSYC 1001 E. Practice Quiz (for Midterm #2). - PSYC 1001....

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PSYC 1001. Practice Quiz (for Midterm #2) ____ 1. The fact that your criterion for "hearing" mysterious noises at night may change after a rash of burglaries in your neighbourhood can best be explained by a. Weber's law b. Fechner's law c. sensory adaptation d. signal-detection theory ____ 2. The heart, glands and smooth muscles are controlled by the a. visceral nervous system b. somatic nervous system c. efferent nervous system d. autonomic nervous system ____ 3. Sensory adaptation is probably a behavioural adaptation that allows people to a. notice changes in their environment that may signal threats b. notice changes in their environment that many signal safety c. notice constants in their environment that may signal threats d. notice constants in their environment that may signal safety ____ 4. As people age, the lens of the eye loses its ability to accommodate, and it tends to remain flat instead of be- coming fat and round. This suggests that as people age they will a. lose their ability to focus on objects in the distance b. be less likely to detect differences in light purity c. be more likely to detect differences in brightness and hue d. lose their ability to focus on objects that are close ____ 5. Which of the following is not one of the four primary tastes? a. Salty b. Sour c. Spicy d. Sweet ____ 6. Julia is currently in the midst of a major depression. It is most likely that she has a. reduced activity at norepinephrine synapses b. excess levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine c. reduced levels of the neurotransmitter GABA d. increased activity at serotonin synapses ____ 7. The phenomenon of size constancy implies that a. the perception of size is not related to the perception of distance b. the farther away an object is, the more we underestimate its true size c. two objects will be perceived as the same size whenever they produce the same size retinal image d. two objects may be perceived as being the same size even though they produce different size retinal images ____ 8. Jeremy is sitting quietly when the muscles in his left leg begin to "twitch." This activation of movement in his voluntary muscles is most likely due to the release of the neurotransmitter a. serotonin b. dopamine c. acetylcholine d. norepinephrine
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____ 9. The door-in-the-face technique involves a. making a very large request that is likely to be turned down to increase the chances that people will agree to a smaller request later b. making a very small request that is likely to be accepted to increase the chances that people will agree to a larger request later c. concealing some of the costs associated with a request until after the request has been ac- cepted d. adding incentives to a request that has been turned down until people finally agree to go along with the initial request ____ 10. While the ____ nervous system is associated with conserving bodily resources, the ____ nervous system mo- bilizes the body's resources for emergencies. a.
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2010 for the course 32611 PSYC 1001 taught by Professor Darcylitteljohn during the Fall '08 term at Carleton CA.

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