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101_F2009_Exam 1 REVIEW GUIDE

101_F2009_Exam 1 REVIEW GUIDE - 44 Multiple Choice...

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44 Multiple Choice Questions (please note that these multiple choice questions are much more difficult than those asked on quizzes). These questions will test your depth and complexity of knowledge, not merely ask about repeating back factual information (though you need factual information as a basis). ~8 Questions from the introduction/history about psychology ~12 Questions from Chapter 2 (Research in Psychology) ~12 Questions from Chapter 3 (Biological Psychology) ~12 Questions from Chapter 5 (Variations in Consciousness) While we cannot answer the questions on the review guide nor fill in missing class notes, we CAN help to clarify concepts which are confusing to you so please be sure to ask us questions. Be aware, however, that we do not tend to check email aside from business hours, so do be sure to ask questions early. On Sunday night (e.g., by 8 PM), some of the IAs will try to check their emails so be sure to write before then. Also, since this is your first time taking an exam from me (and for some, it is the first time taking an exam at the college level), I am also including samples of what questions may be like. Studying tips: focus on the concepts we talked about during class; know the review guide concepts thoroughly (for further tips, check the study tips posted on Bb) Crystal’s parents tried to convince her that there were dangerous gnomes in the backyard. Crystal refused to believe it, saying that she had never seen, heard, touched, or smelled one. Crystal is using… a. rationalism b. sensationism c. empiricism d. none of the listed answers George did a study where he discovered that the correlation between class attendance and course grades was r=.8. Thus, George made it mandatory for students to come to class b/c he believed that coming to class would cause students to receive higher grades. Was George valid in coming to this conclusion—why or why not? a. No—George’s study actually shows that higher intelligence causes students to go to class. b. Yes—George’s study shows that going to class causes an increase in grades. c. No—George doesn’t have sufficient proof that going to class causes an increase in grades. d. No—the relationship between class attendance and course grades is not strong enough to justify making attendance mandatory.
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The ___ degrades over distance and time while the ___ does not degrade over distance and time. a. minimum potential; maximum potential b. action potential; excitatory postsynaptic potential c. excitatory postsynaptic potential; inhibitory postsynaptic potential d. excitatory postsynaptic potential; action potential Does it make sense that driving while intoxicated is illegal while being sleep-deprived while driving is legal? a. No, being awake for 24 hours results in twice the amount of psychomotor deficit than when one is legally drunk (.08% blood concentration).
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