1. Maria is applying for a job at an ad agency. At the interview, shes asked to
list some creative things she can do with a diamond necklace. One of the
things she lists is Put it in the trash basket. Can this be consider
1. What are some arguments against the James-Lange theory?
There are three main arguments against the James-Lange theory: 1. People
can experience physiological arousal without experiencing emotion. 2.
1. What does the all-or-none law refer to?
Neural impulses conform to the all-or-none law, which means that a neuron
generates an action potential only if a threshold level of stimulation is reached.
If the threshold is not reached, the n
1. Describe the DSMs multi-axial system of classification.
The patients primary diagnosis is usually recorded on axis I. Long-standing
personality problems or mental retardation are recorded on axis II. Any
medical conditions that might affect the patient
1. Suppose Jessica severely sprains her ankle after stumbling off a curb and
has trouble walking. Would a social psychologist expect her to be more likely
to get help on a street in New York City or on a small side street in rural
What Is Motivation?
Motivation is an internal process that makes a person move toward a
Motivation may be extrinsic, intrinsic, or both.
Drive reduction theories of motivation suggest that people act in
order to reduce needs and maintai
1. In operant conditioning, what is the difference between reinforcement and
Reinforcement is delivery of a consequence that increases the likelihood that
a certain response will occur. Punishment is delivery of a consequence that
Senses detect info and transmits that info to
The processes by which the brain organizes
and interprets sensory info
Starts in the brain
It starts at the sensory receptors a
Chapter 1 Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
*Wilhelm Wundts accomplishment in 1879
*What is hindsight bias?
The belief that you knew the outcome before it happened. You saw the event as something predictable.
*What are hypotheses?
Study guide for final exam
The following terms and topics from your textbook will appear on the final exam. There is an optional
practice test for the final exam that you can take 3 times to help you prepare for the final. The final exam
is timed at one h
Study Guide for Test 3
Chapter 4 Developing through the Life Span
What are teratogens?
What is a schema?
How do we assimilate and accommodate?
What is object permanence and when does it appear?
What is conservation?
Authoritarian, permissive and authorita
Study guide for test 2
The test has 40 multiple choice questions and is timed at one hour. The following terms
and topics from your textbook will appear on test 2.
Chapter 3 Consciousness
*What is selective attention and how does this term relate to accid
Actual Questions for Assignment 3
Answer all questions in complete sentences using proper spelling, capitalization and grammar. Open up
the assignment in Angel when you are ready to answer all questions.
Chapters 4 and 5 Development
1. Read over the three
Actual Questions for Assignment 4
Make sure to answer all of the following questions in complete sentences using proper
spelling, grammar and punctuation. Make sure all of your answers are in your own words.
Chapter 15 Social Behavior
1. Read the definiti
2-4: The seven criteria for describing a nation's economy introduced at the
beginning of this chapter can be combined in a number of different ways. Use
these seven criteria on p.42 to develop a profile of one of the BRICS nations,