PSC1+F10+Final+Study+Questions - Exam I Study Questions 1....

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Exam I Study Questions 1. You are looking for a psychologist to help you cope with your depression. Dr. Lopez explains that your depression is the result of norepinephrine imbalances in your brain. Dr. Simms tells you that your depression is due to your thinking negative thoughts. Dr. Jin explains that since you enjoy the increased amount of attention you receive from your friends when you are depressed, you will continue to be depressed. Dr. Lopez is using the __biological___ approach; Dr. Simms is using the __behavioral__ approach, and Dr. Jin is using the _____ approach to explain your depression. Refer to the following scenario for Questions 2-6: Dr. Gharival is interested in studying aggression in children. She wants to find out if viewing aggressive acts in media causes children to act aggressively. She plans to show each one of her child participants a film of adults punching an inflatable doll called “Bobo.” Then she will allow the child 10 minutes of free time in a room full of toys, including dolls, cars, cowboy toy guns, cards, and a Bobo doll. She will count the number of aggressive acts each child performs during the free time. Aggressive acts include pushing, hitting, striking or play-shooting a doll. 2. What is the NULL hypothesis of Dr. Gharival’s study? Viewing aggressive acts in media causes children to not act aggresively 3. What is the operational definition of the dependent variable in this study? Aggressive act 4. Is Dr. Gharival’s study sufficiently designed to be able to make causal inference about the relationship between viewing aggressive behavior and behaving aggressively in children? Why or why not? 5. What might be a major concern about this research on the part of an Institutional Review Board? 6. Dr. Gharival used both boys and girls, with ages ranging from 4 to 10, for her study. The variables of age and gender could add a good deal of variability to her data, and because of this, should be considered ______. 7. I could be described as being a “lock” on a nerve cell that can be turned by a specific “key” that travels across the synapse from another neuron. Unlocking me can result in membrane changes near me and can lead to a local, graded potential. What am I? 8. Brenda was startled when a large shadow unexpectedly passed across her living room window. When she realized that it was just a cloud passing in front of the full moon, her racing heart began to slow down, and her blood pressure started to return to normal. These physical reactions were triggered by Brenda’s _________ system. 9. You’re in your dorm room studying for your Psych 1 exam, and suddenly the fir alarm goes off. Your autonomic nervous system switches on and elevates your breathing rate and pulse as you race out of your room to exit the dorm. When you get to the front of the building, you find out that it was a false alarm. As you saunter back to your room, your autonomic system again goes into action, slowing your breathing and pulse back down to normal levels. Once in our room, you attempt to resume your
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studying, but you find that you are still in a lightly aroused state for quite awhile. What would best
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2011 for the course PSYCH 001 taught by Professor Post during the Fall '10 term at UC Davis.

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