52. Which of the following statements would be made by a humanist?
a. Unhealthy eating habits lead to obesity.
b. Aggression results when people are blocked from pursuing their goals. c.
Depression is related to changes in brain chemistry.
d. Aggression i
64. A developmental psychologist would most likely
a. study the psychological crises people experience at different ages.
b. conduct research to determine if a high school graduation test predicts success in college. c.
study how prejudice develops.
31. Sleep spindles are to
a. stage 1; stage 3
sleep as delta waves are to
b. stage 3; stage 4
c. stage 2; REM
d. stage 1; REM
e. stage 2; stage 3
Module 4-2 Sleeping and Dreaming
The Stages of Sleep
49. Which of the following neurotransmitters prevents neurons from overly exciting adjacent nerve cells?
a. Gamma-amniobutyric acid (GABA)
Module 2-1 Neurons:The Body's Wiring
76. Anna works for Federal Motors Corporation in the Human Factors Division. Her job is to identify ways in which
engineers can design the instrumentation of the onboard navigational system to be easiest for their customers to use.
4. The process of sensation enables us to
, where the process of perception enables us to
a. detect the world around us; make sense of the world around us
b. make sense of the world around us; detect the world around us
c. form meaningful representation
19. An area of the brain that regulates sleep-wake cycles is the a.
c. pituitary gland.
e. corpus callosum.
Module 4-1 States of Consciousness
43. The protective function of sleep refers to the role of sleep in a.
protecting the organism against disease.
b. protecting the animal from nighttime predators. c.
preventing depletion of bodily resources.
d. preventing the animal from injuring others.
EPCA.NEVI.2015.4.11 - Identify the major categories and types of drugs and
describe how drugs affect us.
88. Regarding alcohol, which of the following statements is FALSE?
a. Alcohol accounts for more than 10
130. Depth cues that require the use of both eyes are called a.
b. binocular cues.
c. stroboscopic cues.
d. dichromatic cues. e.
Cues to Depth Perception
Module 3.5 Perceiving Our World: Principles o
112. When you perceive something, what is the first step you take?
Module 3.5 Perceiving Our World: Principles of Perception
Attention: Did You Notice That?
109. Regarding amphetamines, which of the following statements is FALSE?
a. Amphetamines can be taken in pill form, smoked, or injected. b.
More than a million Americans regularly use amphetamines.
c. At low doses, amphetamines boost mental alertness and
67. Meditation is useful in treating each of the following EXCEPT
a. high blood pressure.
c. chronic pain.
Meditation: Achieving a Peaceful State by Focusing Your Attention
Module 4-3 Altering
28. Regarding the psychodynamic perspective, which of the following statements is FALSE?
a. This perspective remains a vibrant force in psychology today.
b. Compared to Freud, neo-Freudians place less emphasis on basic drives. c.
97. Regarding barbiturates, which of the following statements is FALSE?
a. Barbiturates have several legitimate medical uses. b.
Barbiturates are highly addictive.
c. Barbiturates can induce drowsiness and slurred speech.
d. Overdoses of barbiturates can
79. About what proportion of U.S. adults have used an illicit drug at some point in their lives?
b. 1/5 c.
Module 4-4 Altering Consciousness Through Drugs
EPCA.NEVI.2015.4.10 - Explain w
40. Which of the following psychologists is most likely to study how humans process information?
a. Dr. Alvarez, a behaviorist
b. Dr. Benitez, a humanist
c. Dr. Carlson, a cognitive psychologist d.
Dr. Dimitri, a neo-Freudian
e. Dr. Elrod, a physiological
142. Regarding cross-cultural research on visual perception, which of the following has been found?
a. Westerners and East Asians both tend to focus more on categorization than on contextual information in their
b. Westerners and East A
97. Dr. Mingus keeps a very detailed record of a series of interviews with an individual who is suffering from a rare
brain disorder. This is an example of which research method?
a. Experiment b.
d. Naturalistic observation
154. Marsha has learned that her tolerance for pain is increased dramatically when she focuses her awareness onto a
particular word that she repeats over and over whenever she has to undergo a painful medical procedure. Marsha is
to help control her
165. Based on your reading of the text, describe some psychological approaches to managing pain.
Although the basis of pain is biological, there are many psychology factors that
influence the experience of pain. Distraction refers to efforts to di
25. Shalandas daughter touches her hand. Sensory receptors in Shalandas skin transmit information about this
sensation to Shalandas spinal cord and brain. Which type of neuron is responsible for this process?
130. Which hormone is involved in regulating blood sugar levels?
Hormones and Behavior
Module 2-6 The Endocrine System: The Body's Other Communication System
55. Mr. Grammarcy has been having trouble sleeping at night, and his lack of sleep is beginning to interfere with his
ability to function properly during the day. Hes concerned that he may lose his job in the next round of lay-offs at his
company. He is a
97. Which brain structure is described as the connection between the two cerebral hemispheres?
b. basal ganglia
d. brain stem
e. corpus callosum
Module 2-3 The Brain: Your Crowning Glory
The Cerebral Cortex
7. Wylene is able to pay attention to street signs as she drives her pick-up truck, but is not aware of noises coming
from the street and other vehicles. Wylenes experience is an example of
a. focused awareness.
b. drifting consciousness.
c. conscious att
100. Receptors for which of the following are located deepest in the skin?
d. Light touch
Module 3.4 Our Other Senses: Chemical, Skin, and Body Senses
The Skin Senses: Your Largest Sensory Organ
121. Regarding figure-ground perception, which of the following statements is TRUE?
a. Figures have shape, while ground does not.
b. In the old lady/young lady figure, people most often see the old woman. c.
In the vase/profile figure, the
85. Who is the only African American to have served as president of the American Psychological Association?
a. Kenneth Clark b.
J. Henry Alston
c. Gilbert Haven Jones
d. Francis Sumner
e. Richard Suinn
Module 1-2 Psychologists: W
16. In the study of sensory system functioning,
a. Gustav Fechner; Ernst Weber
is to absolute threshold as
is to difference threshold.
b. Ernst Weber; Gustav Fechner c.
Wilhelm Wundt; Ernst Weber
d. Max Wertheimer; Thomas Young e.
Gustav Fechner; Wilhelm