LearningCurve 2a: Scientific Research: Principles and Observation
A(n) theory is a hypothetical explanation of natural phenomenon.
Which of the following is a reason that people are difficult to study? People are complex.
Empiricists use observation in or
Psychological Tests: What Are They and Why
Do We Need Them?
One of the major achievements of psychology in the twentieth century was
Psychological tests are used to
LearningCurve 13c: Dissociative Disorders, Schizophrenia, and Personality Disorders
In a survey of 375 college students, 71 percent reported occasionally experiencing hallucinations of
voices while in a waking state.
In a survey of 375 college students, 3
LearningCurve 12b: Social Behavior: Reproduction
All animals have two goals, which are to survive and to reproduce.
When choosing a mate the most important thing is the simple feeling of: attraction.
One reason men are less choosy about their sexual partn
LearningCurve 13b: Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Which of the following is a symptom of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)? poor concentration
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is associated with heightened activity in the caudate nucleus of the basal
LearningCurve 12c: Social Influence: Controlling People
Customary standards for behavior that are widely shared by members of a culture are called norms.
An enduring piece of knowledge about an object or event is called what? a belief
LearningCurve 14a: Seeking Treatment and Psychological Therapies
The two main types of treatments for mental disorders are: psychotherapy and biological.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is: a blended therapy that is action oriented and problem
LearningCurve 14c: Treatment Effectiveness
Outcome studies: evaluate whether a treatment works, often in relation to some other treatment.
Of the two types of studies used to measure the effectiveness of a treatment technique, outcome studies
Watch and Listen: Consciousness Are We Real?
Sight = balance and acceleration
Hearing = temperature
Taste = kinesthetic sense
Touch = pain
Smell = time
Hippocampus = Frontal Lobe
Cerebellum = Temporal Lobe
Amygdala = Parietal Lobe
Emotional Experience: The Feeling Machine
Emotion: a positive or negative experience that is associated with a particular pattern of physiological
James-Lange Theory: stimuli trigger activity in the automatic nervous system (ANS), which i
Intelligence: the ability to direct ones thinking, adapting to ones circumstances, and learn from ones
Why is intelligence important?
- Predicts academic performance
- Number of years of education the person will receive
- Occupational status
Memory and Learning
Operant Conditioning Examples:
Positive Reinforcement: give money or give/buy a treat to the child who behaves. This technique is
rewarding during my childhood where I get a dollar in the next morning so I can buy ice cream in school.
1.Which is true of the relationship between panic disorder and agoraphobia?
The two are not related.
Agoraphobia, a fear of open places, often causes people to have panic attacks, and
eventually develop panic disorder.
In order to qualify for a diagnos
General Psychology PSY 1001 Exam 3 (Chapters 10-15)
The Big Five model includes all of the following as personality factors except:
Benzodiazepines work on which of the follow
What is social psychology?
The study of people in social contexts
And relate to others
Why should we study this?
How we think about others
We explain the behavior of others (and our s
LearningCurve 11b: Three Approaches: Psychodynamic, Humanistic-Existential, and Social
According to existentialists, when do we think about profound concepts related to life and death? only
occasionally, while dealing with feelings of anxiety th
LearningCurve 11a: Personality and the Trait Approach
The five-factor model of personality is universal in that it remains constant across cultures and
The five-factor model of personality is supported by the fact that its components have been i
WHAT WILL YOU KNOW?
How can the study of children, each one unique, be a
Does his or her ethnic group make any difference in a
Is childhood today different from childhood fifty years ago?
How can we know what changes between o
LearningCurve 1a: Psychologys Roots
The word "psychology" is derived from the Greek words psyche and logos. The word logos mean study.
LearningCurve 1c: The Inner Workings of the Mind
Abe scans people who have had brain damage and then has these patients
LearningCurve 2b: Discovering Why People Do What They Do
A variable is a: property whose value can vary across individuals or over time.
A relationship in which two variables are related only because of a third variable is known as a thirdvariable correla
LearningCurve 3a: Neurons: The Origin of Behavior
The three basic parts of a neuron are the: cell body, axon, and dendrites.
Neurons are the billions of cells in your brain that process information, resulting in cognitive processes
LearningCurve 3d: Structure of the Brain
Which of the following is the primary function of the hindbrain? controlling the most basic functions of
The basal ganglia are a set of subcortical structures involved in: directing intentional movement.
LearningCurve 4a: Our Senses Encode the Information Our Brains Perceive
People who see musical notes or see certain letters or numbers as having a particular color have a
condition referred to as: synesthesia.
The minimal intensity needed to just barely d
LearningCurve 4e: Physical Sensation, Smell, and Taste
The sensory receptors that signal information about changes in skin temperature are called
Biochemical odorants called pheromones play a role in the reproductive behavior of many speci
LearningCurve 7a: Classical Conditioning
The school of psychology most associated with learning is: behaviorism.
The adaptive ability for organisms to transfer learning of one particular instance to another very similar
case is evidence of: generalization
LearningCurve 7b: Operant Conditioning
Thorndike's law of effect states that behaviors leading to pleasant situations will be repeated, while
behaviors that result in unpleasant situations will be avoided.
Baby Donna is whining. Her mother lightly spanks
LearningCurve 8b: Emotional Communication
Of the parts of the body, the face BEST conveys emotions.
The face contains nearly 50 muscles, enabling more than 10,000 different configurations.
According to the facial-feedback hypothesis: facial expressions ca
LearningCurve 8c: Motivation
The words "emotion" and "motivation" share a common linguistic root meaning: to move.
A motivation that you are born with is said to be a(n) instinct.
Motivation refers to the purpose for or cause of an action.
Your text sugge
LearningCurve 9c: Intelligence
Intelligence is a term used to describe the mental ability that enables people to direct their thinking, adapt
to their circumstances, and learn from their experiences.
Intelligence tests have been used in the past to discri
LearningCurve 9d: Where Does Intelligence Come From?
According to Francis Galton, intelligence is largely inherited.
Identical twins share 100% of their genes, while fraternal twins share 50%.
Monozygotic twins share 100% of their genes, while dizygotic t