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
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?
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
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
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
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
19. The behaviorist emphasis on observable events as the focus of inquiry can be traced to which philosopher?
c. Aristotle d.
Module 1-1 Foundations of Modern Psychology
Origins of Psychology
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
109. In her dissertation research, a graduate student finds a correlation of +0.95 between two of the variables being
studied. How should she interpret this correlation coefficient?
a. There is no relationship between the variables.
b. The variables have
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
61. The bodys master control unit describes
a. the autonomic nervous system.
b. the somatic nervous system.
c. the central nervous system.
d. the sympathetic nervous systems.
e. the central processing system.
121. The term lateralization refers to
a. divisions of the brain into hindbrain, midbrain, and forebrain.
b. the division of functions between the right and left hemispheres. c.
the cross-wiring of the brain.
d. the connections between Brocas area and Wer
121. A placebo effect would be most likely to account for changes in a.
b. blood sugar. c.
pupil dilation. d.
e. body temperature.
Module 1-3 Research Methods in Psychology
The Experimental Method
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.
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
13. The knoblike swellings at the ends of axons are called a.
e. nodes of Ranvier.
Module 2-1 Neurons:The Body's Wiring
The Structure of the Neuron
133. Psychology is often characterized as being represented by three main forces: Freuds psychodynamic approach,
behaviorism, and humanism. Highlight the main features of each of these forces.
64. Rebecca tells Tom that he is singing off pitch. Rebecca is referring to which physical property of sound?
c. Loudness d.
Module 3.2 Vision: Seeing the Light
Color Vision: Sensing a Color
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
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
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.