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Exam 1-113-Samplew10Q - Developmental Psychobiology...

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Page 1 Developmental Psychobiology Name :______________________________ Psychology 113, winter 2010 First Exam There are 23 sample multiple-choice questions (each worth 2.5 pts.). Good luck! 1. What is the Baldwin effect? a. Being a good actor or actress. b. The theory that when the same problem recurs in many generations and if its solution has important fitness consequences, then natural selection will favor organisms that can solve the problem quickly. c. The theory of the evolution of selfish genes via lateral transmission of genes through viral vectors. These genes subsequently alter rates of learning in their hosts. d. One of the factors involved in the extinction of the dinosaurs. 2. What is an example of Anthropomorphism? a. Observing a birds behavior in a laboratory setting. b. Training a dog to bark on command. c. Studying the negative effects of an animal's immune system to stress. d. Interpreting your cat's meow as "good morning". e. Moving your pet rat's cage to a warmer environment during the winter. 3. Scientific perspectives on phenomena are especially important for developmental psychobiology (DP) because: 4. __________ work involves scientists from different fields bringing their knowledge and insights to a certain problem and the fields are not changed in the process. In ________ work, however, there is exchanging of ideas between fields and at least one discipline is changed. a. Interdisciplinary; multidisciplinary b. Conference; transdisciplinary c. Multidisciplinary; interdisciplinary d. Transdisciplinary; conference
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