Sample Quiz #1 Psychology 101-900 Drexel

Sample Quiz #1 Psychology 101-900 Drexel - May-U4-ll...

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Unformatted text preview: May-U4-ll 03:51pm Frum- T-7IlZ RUM/UH F-EE? Psychology 101a900 Dr. D. L. Chute Sample Mid-Term Examination 1. The inability to recognize familiar faces as a result of brain damage is called a. senile dementia. b. agnoproposnia. o. psychic blindness. d. prosopagnosia 2- What are the primary functions of the frontal lobes? planning and executive functions h vision and smell c. hearing and memory (1 spatial organization and music appreciation 3. Damage to which lobe of the brain is most likely to result in poor spatial ability, constructional apraxia, somatosensory deficits, and! or prosopagnosia? a. Frontal b. Temporal Parietal . Occipital Use the drawing below in answering the next 4 questions. 4. Cases like that of HM and data from experimental studies show that the 8 9 10 11 2 1 fipocampus is important in memory. This paleocortical structure is illustrated by #1 h. #2 c. #3 May-U4-ll 03:51pm From- T-7IlZ RUDE/UH F-EE? d. #9 5. Lesions of the limbic system may result in a syndrome (Kliiver—Bucy) of inappropriate sexuality or rage due to bilateral lesions of the: a. hippocarnpus EB arnygdala c. corpus callosum d reticular formation 6. The neural region associated with Kli‘rver—Bucy syndrome is structure: a. #1 C13) #2 c. #4 d. #9 7. The coordinator of relatively precise movements, such as typing or “mousing” is the cerebellum illustrated by structure: a. #9 b. #10 c 8. The mental processes of perception, memory, language usage, and problem solving refer to subjective experiences. unconscious experiences. cognition. introspection. The subject matter of psychology is limited to processes that can be clearly observed and measured. is limited to mental and information processing phenomena. is primarily the unconscious processes of the human mind. includes biological, psychological, and social processes. se the drawrng below in answering the next 5 questions. eases? [1639‘s Cl May-U4-H 03:51pm Frum- T-FUZ RUDE/UH F-QE? 10. The pituitary gland (hypophysis) regulates many of the body’s hormones under the control of the hypothalamus. The pituitary is illustrated at: a. #3 (E #4 c. #6 d. #13 11. The hypothalamus is important in controlling homeostasis and is illustrated by structure: #3 #5 #10 #1 2 The reticular fomati on responsible for arousal is illustrated by structure: #2 #6 #10 #11 The corpus calloSurn activates the organism when aroused accounts for strong emotions like rage provides communication between the hemispheres all of the above a G) no» P©FP;P.P‘ P. . 14. The corpus callosurn is illustrated by structure: May-D4-H 03:51pm Frum- T-FEIZ RUM/EH1 F-QET a. b. e. d. Use the drawing below in answering the next 3 questions. #4 #6 #8 #12 16. Breea’s area (language expression) is marked at #1 #3 e. #5 d. #6 17. The Angular Gyms (writing, mathematics) is marked at a. #2 b. #3 e. #4 @5 18. Reuptake and degradation are processes by which May-D4-ll 03:51pm Frum- T-FEIZ RUDE/[Ill F-QBT the effect of neurotransmitters is terminated. synapses are excited. synaptic vesicles are signaled to discharge neurotransmitters. neurotransmitters are manufactured. eas‘Q 19. What is the dependent variable in the following experiment: A researcher poses as a mental patient, feigns symptoms, than records the actions of the hospital staff. a. researcher poses as mental patient b. researcher feigns symptoms (3) the reactions of the staff . none of the above 20. Which of the following is true of the "blind spot"? a. Most people do not have one It is not usually noticed because your brain “fills in” the missing infermation c. It is made up of "dead" cones d. It can be located only by complicated optical equipment 21. You would be more likely to notice a SOweent increase in the price of a can of soda than a 50-cent increase in the price of a compact disk. This is analogous to a. perceptual constancy. b. the law of comparative threshold. the absolute threshold. d the Weber-Fechner law. 22. What color is the backgron behind the stars in a flag whose afterimage reveals the colors of “Old Glory?" a. blue b. red 23. In the Ponzo illusion (one rectangle appearing larger) is caused by the following factor(s): a. learned cultural metaphors b. depth dependent illusion, 1 parallel lines “cenverging” in the distance @all of the above May-U4-ll 03:52pm Frum- T-FUZ RUDE/UH 24. When the mask is removed in color adaptation of a red stimulus, we catch the brain in a little “lie” which appears as the previously masked region being: more saturated a. yellower h. darker c. bluer 25. The retina has red, green, and blue receptors. But research with afterimages and the psychological rules of color mixture show that higher levels in the brain are organized: -. trieluomatieally in opponent pairs c. in RGB receptors d. in adjacent colors 26. The “crater” illusion shows that shadows are an important monocular cue to depth. In this illustratiOH of the lunar landing, the small features are: Q craters or humps, you can't tell for sure 13. only craters because this is the moon e. Hollywood Special FX d. rust blisters on the plates of the Titanic F-QE? May-U4-11 03:52pm Frcm- T402 POW/UH 27, Peter goes from bright sunlight into a dimly lit theatre. At first, he can see little or nothing as he looks for a seat. Over a ten-minute period he is gradually able to see things directly in float of him more clearly. His ability to see things off to the Side steadily imprOves fer another twenty minutes. This process is: a. light compensation b. dark compensation c. light adaptation ® dark adaptation 28. If you can’t always tell which toe is being touched, it might indicate that: a. perception is not solely dependent upon neuronal wiring b. perception may have an experiential component c. neurons may participate in probabilistic pools that have a measurable chance of being Wrong all the above. 29. The tight hand picture shows a. damage to the basilar membrane b. the effects of loud music il a common cause of deafitess all the above 30, Although most smokers would deny it, it is fairly easy to show they have trouble: F-QB? May-U4-ll 03:52pm From- T-FUZ RUDE/UH F-QE? distinguishing brands quitting telling if a cigarette is even lit all of the above [1953‘s 31. What does it mean when a psychologist describes the results of an experiment by saying "The difference between groups is statistically significant"? a. The difference between groups is very large . There is an important difference between groups é The observed difference is not likely to be due to chance d. The observed difference is due to chance 32. An impaired use of language as a result of damage to Broca’s, Wemicke’s and related areas of the brain is called: a. plasticity Eli) aphasia c. split brain d. association 33. An experimental procedure in which both patients and research staff are ignorant about whether the research participants have received treatment or lacebo is known as: (5 double blind procedure an independent variable a dependent variable a control condition 9.057 4. Action potential refers to: a brief electrical charge within the neuron b. the level of stimulation required to trigger a neural impulse c. a simple, automatic, in—bom response to a sensory stimulus d. a college student’s thought process when surveying other students at a Friday night Party 35. How does your nervous system code for the difference in intensity between a gentle tap with a hammer and a hard blow with the hammer? a. the location of the neurons firing the rate of neural firing and the number of neurons firing c. the size of the neural impulse d. specific neural energies 36 Auditory hair cells are located CD within the cochlea. b. within the auditory nerve. c. along the inner membrane of the esrdnuri. d. within the semicircular canals. May-U4-ll 03:52pm From- T402 RUDE/UH 37. If the neurons in your periaquedental gray (FAG) area produced an excess of endorphins, you would a. not perceive heat. b. have difficulty hearing. have visual difficulties. not feel pain. 38. Gibson's 111eon stated that the two-dimensional representation of the environment on our retina was sufficient for us to solve all vision-related problems. This theory was called the theory of environmental perspective. environmental perception. ecological optics. evolutionary visual processes. 9-5" F”? 39. Studies assessing visual attention have shown that we attend to objects that are highly informative, objects and objects that have importance for a. brightly colored; creativity b. stationary; evolution c. familiar; analysis novel; Survival 40. Find the mean of the following set of numbers: 3, 4, 7, 10. a. 5 b. 6 (3 7.5 a. 2 41. Which of the following correlations represents the greatest degree of relationship between two variables? a. r = +.47 b. r = +.O4 c. 1‘ = -.02 r = -.76 @ Use the following experimental brief to answer the next 4 questions. In an effort to determine the effects of the drug chlorpromazine on performance of schizophrenics, two clinical investigators randomly selected 20 acute schizophrenics from a mental hospital population. The task used was one that tested the executive and sequencing functions of the frontal lobes. Basically several stimuli had to be put in order along a dimension, e.g., eight stimuli had to be ordered as to their weight. There were several tasks of this sort. The investigators used a within subject design in which all subjects first performed the tasks after being injected with a saline solution (placebo) and then performed the tasks again (several hours later) after having been injected with F-QB? May-U4-ll 03:539m Frum- P.DlD/flll T-YDE chlorproniazine. Results indicated that fewer errors were made in the chlorpromazine treatment which suggested to the investigators that this drug facilitates more adequate cognitive flmctioning in this type of patient. 42. In this study of schizophrenic patients, the independent variable was a. held constant across conditions drug or placebo c. the results on scores of chlorprotnazine d. errors in performance 43. In this study of schizophrenic patients, the dependent variable was a. held constant across conditions b. drug or placebo c. the results on scores of chlorpromazine errors in performance 44. The experimenters have made which of the following variables a controlled variable in this experiment? a. sex b. hospitalization c. schizophrenic symptoms Gt) all of the above 45. Keeping a within-subj ects eacperimental design, the best way to improve this experiment would be to organize conditions by: Q counter-balancing b. randomizing c. Trafalgar Square d. Latin Square 46. A mental state that is noticeably different from normal awareness, produced by drugs, hypnosis, sleep or meditation, for instance, is known as a. a hallucination. b. the preconscious. g) an altered state of consciousness. . unconsciousness. 47. Freud's theory uses the term to describe consciously experienced events that are driven out of consciousness and forgotten. a. dissociated b. unconscious slips of the tongue 48. Sleep stages 3 and 4 are characterized by very slow brain waves known as waves. a. alpha repressed F-QET May-D4-ll 03:53pm Frum- T-FEIZ RUM/[Ill F-QBT b. beta delta (1. theta 49. Which of the statements below is most true of insomnia? @- Most inscmniacs tend to overestimate their sleep loss. Most insomnia is associated with sleep apnea and narcolepsy. e. A drink of alcohol helps Cure insorrmia better than milk. (1. Strenuons exercise before bed will encourage undisturbed sleep. 50. Which of the following is NOT a modern View of the function of dreams? a. That dreams have a problemvsolving function. That dreams allow for a time to incorporate the day's events into memory. That dreams allow repressed thoughts to be expressed. d. That dreams allow for a time to process information. 13011115 What is the limit of how much alcohol a person can drink without becoming legally intoxicated? a. It depends upon a person's learned ability to handle the drug. b. It varies with a person's degree of physical dependence. The equivalent of two 12-ounce beers in one hour is the limit. @ It depends upon a person's sex, weight, and speed of consumption. ...
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