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Practice Exam #1 - PSYC 1113 Practice Exam 1 Name Date...

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PSYC 1113 Practice Exam 1 Name: _______________________ Date: _____________ Section: _______________ For each of the following questions, please bubble in the best answer on your scantron. When you are finished with your exam, please turn in your scantron and this exam copy. 1. What was one of the first neuroimaging techniques developed? A) magnetic resonance imaging B) computerized axial tomography C) positron emission tomography D) functional magnetic resonance imaging 2. Dr. O'Leary believes that most men prefer to choose young, healthy women for their life partners because so doing boosts their chances for producing healthy offspring. This outlook illustrates the ______ perspective. A) cultural B) evolutionary C) behavioral D) developmental 3. ________ proposed that psychologists focus entirely on the study of behavior—on what people do—rather than what on people experience. A) William James B) Margaret Floy Washburn C) John Watson D) Carl Rogers 4. An electrical signal that is conducted along the length of a neuron's axon to a synapse is called a(n): A) electrostatic potential. B) resting potential. C) action potential. D) equilibrium potential. Page 1
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5. Which school of psychology was most concerned with the adaptive importance of mental processes? A) structuralism B) functionalism C) behaviorism D) empiricism 6. Which of the following is an example of an unobtrusive measure? A) Marcie asks research participants to complete an anonymous, confidential questionnaire. B) Mitch counts the fingerprints on the pages of library books as a measure of the books' popularity. C) Sandi mails a survey about personal hygiene to 1,000 randomly selected respondents. D) Junior misinforms his research participants about the nature of the experiment he's conducting. 7. An EEG measures: A) the electrical activity of certain areas of the brain. B) single-neuron activity. C) possible damage to the basal ganglia. D) the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. 8. G. Stanley Hall is known for the role he played in all the following activities except: A) founding the first psychology journal in the United States. B) founding the first national organization of psychologists in the United States. C) producing the first psychological conference in the United States. D) establishing the first research laboratory in the United States. 9. When every member of a population has an equal chance of being included in a sample, what sampling process is being used? A) reliability sampling B) random assignment C) random sampling D) convenience sampling
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10. The ethical principle of ________ means that research participants are given enough information about a study to make a reasonable decision about whether or not to participate. A)
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Practice Exam #1 - PSYC 1113 Practice Exam 1 Name Date...

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