Psychology Midterm - Psychology Midterm Points Awarded...

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Psychology Midterm Points Awarded 88.05 Points Missed 16.95 Percentage 83.9%
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Psychology Midterm 1. Here's a list of brain structures matched up with a list of functions. Choose ALL that are correctly  matched. A) Corpus Callosum / connects the two brain hemispheres B) axons / carry messages within the brain C) Occipital lobe // regulates thought, higher functions D) Amygdala - an important part of the brain for anger, and sometimes fear.  Points Earned: 4.0/4.0 Correct Answer(s): A , B , D 2. Again, check all the correct pairings of something in the brain with its function. A) hypothalamus / regulates emotional behavior B) amygdala / relates mainly to fear (and sometimes anger) C) medulla / controls some basic functions like heart rate, digestion, breathing D) limbic system / controls growth and development E) melatonin / a sex hormone Points Earned: 4.0/4.0 Correct Answer(s): A , B , C 3. What are the disadvantages or problems with the survey research method?CHECK ALL THAT APPLY. A) Observer bias B) Difficulty of getting a large and representative sample. C) People give false answers, often to make themselves seem "good."  D) Placebo effect  E) Double blind. Points Earned: 2.0/2.0 Correct Answer(s): B , C 4. Taking measurements to discover relationships between events is an example of which method? A) Naturalistic B) correlational
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Psychology Midterm C) humanistic D) experimental E) clinical F) observational Points Earned: 2.0/2.0 Correct Answer(s): B 5. Which schools or types of psychology are correctly matched to their main focus? A) cognitive / studies what we know, how we know it, how we process information B) psychodynamic / studies the inner workings of our personalities, including things that are sometimes  unconscious C) biopsychological / looks for correlations with animal behavior to explore evolution D) behavioristic / is interested in how we learn and how we respond to punishment and reward E) gestalt / studies mental illness, abnormal behavior F) humanistic / focuses on subjective experience; looks for ways to increase our human potential Points Earned: 3.0/3.0 Correct Answer(s): A , B , D , F 6. What is the best way for an experimenter to control for the placebo effect? A) Set up a double blind study B) Don't give out placebos. C) Assume a certain statistical error due to placebo, and adjust for it D) Make sure the sample is large enough. Feedback: 
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Malekat.campbell during the Fall '09 term at Brevard Community College.

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