Aristotle suggested that a meal makes us sleepy by causing heat to collect around the
Wilhelm Wundt's laboratory work involved experimental studies of______.
Introspection was the basic research tool used by _______________in order to study people's inner sensations and mental images.
Looking inward and reporting your immediate sensations, images, and feelings is called ___________.
The biopsychosocial approach emphasizes the importance of having a single academic perspective to guide research.
A major principle underlying the SQ3R study method is that people learn and remember material best when they actively process it.
A psychologist who studies how worker productivity might be increased by changing office layout is engaged in applied research.
Behavioral perspective emphasizes the learning of observable responses.
The way we encode, process, store and retrieve information is the privacy concern of
________is a psychologist and a physician.
A Greek philosopher who believed in intelligence was inherited by
The principle of informed consent is most directly relevant to people's right to
Chose whether they wish to participate in a research study
Know whether they are assigned to an experimental or control group
Replicate the results of a research study
Be fully debriefed following their participation in research
The personal values of psychologists are likely to influence their choice of__________.
Topics of investigation
All of these
Psychologists study animals because___________.
They want to understand how different species think and behave
Animal Physiology is often simpler and easier to understand
It give them insight into human behavior
Psychologists report that genders in their risk of_________,
Psychologists report that genders differ in their risk of eating disorders.
The transmission of political practices and religious customs to other generations best illustrates the placebo effect.
The purpose of experiments is to recreate behaviors exactly as they occur in every day life.
Men and women exhibit similar overall intelligence and well-being.
As a science, psychology is objective and value-free/
A normal curve would be LEAST likely to characterize a large random sample of
The standard deviation is a measure of
In any distribution of scores, and equal number of scores are both greater than and less than
The cells that serve as the basic building blocks of our body's information system are called____________.
The movement of positively charged ions across the membrane of a neuron can produce an(a)_________.
In terms of evolutionary development, the older region of the brain are those that regulate______.
The left cerebral hemisphere is typically superior to the right in _________.
Aristotle believed that the mind was most intimately connected with the head.
The nineteenth-century theory that bumps on the skull reveals that a person's abilities and traits are called Phrenology.
Charles Sherrington was the first to suggest that different regions of the brain control different aspects of behavior.
Psychologists who work from the biological perspective are most likely to focus on the links between physiological activity and psychological events.
The part of the neuron that transmits neural messages to other neurons or to muscles or to glands is called_______.
Which endocrine gland regulates body growth_________.
Left-handers are more numerous than usual among those with__________.
The ability to recognize faces with the right hemisphere but not with the left hemisphere best illustrates________.
Prior to the twentieth century, psychology was considered to be the study of
The circadian rhythm
The interdisciplinary study of brain activity linked with our mental processes is known as
A large amount of our mental activity occurs outside our awareness thanks to our capacity for________________.
You typically fail to consciously perceive that your own nose is in your line of vision. This best describes__________________.
Animals with the most need to graze and the most ability to hide from danger tend to sleep less.
Neural connections supporting "muscle memories" learned while practicing tennis are strengthen by neuroadaptation
Chronic sleep debit is most likely to promote obesity.
Night terrors are more likely to be experienced by children than by adults.
The pattern of biological functioning that occurs on a roughly 24-hour cycle is called________________.
During NREM-1 sleep, people may experience fantastic images that resemble
Paradoxical sleep is to slow-wave sleep as REM sleep is to _______________.
In the US and Canada, people today sleep ______than people did a century ago.
As members of the human family, we all share a common______________.
People's reactions to our genetic dispositions constitute part of your____.
The threadlike structures that contain genes are called_____.
Twin studies suggest that a strong influence on emotional instability comes from______.
A stimulating environment is most likely to facilitate the development of a child's neural connections
Evolutionary psychology would be most helpful for understanding the social causes of human aggression.
Mutations result from random errors in gene replication
Identical twins separated at birth and raised in completely different cultures would be most likely to have similar____________.
Temperament is an individual's characteristic level of________________.
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Molecular geneticists would be most interested in studying__________.
Today's adults are taller and heavier than those a century ago. The differences between those generational groups illustrate the impact of_______.
One of the three major issues in developmental psychology involves a focus on___________.
Primary and secondary sex characteristics
Menarache and menopause
Identity and role confusion
Stability and change
Boys first begin producing sperm during__________.
The first year after birth
From 2 weeks to 8 weeks after conception, the human organism is known as a(n)____.
An unlearned,automatic response to a sensory stimulus is called a _________.
The awareness that things continue to exist even when they are perceived is known as assimulation.
Less than normal activity in brain areas involved in mirroring other's actions has been found to be associated with autism.
Second graders who listened to music while doing math problems grasped third-grade math better the following year.
The process by which certain birds form attachments during a critical period very early in life is called imprinting.
Excess neural connections in the brain's association areas are reduced through a process of___________.
The recommended position for putting babies to sleep is______.
On their back
Poor memory for early life experiences results from a baby's relative lack of______________.
Piaget is best known for his interest in the process of____________development
Detection is to interpretation as sensation is to______.
Which of the following represents the second of three steps basic to all sensory systems?
The conscious or unconscious activation of certain associates is called______.
According to Weber's law, to be perceived as different, two stimuli most differ by a constant minimum________.
Diminished sensitivity to an unchanging stimulus is known as ____________.
John Locke would have suggested that a perceptual set results in__________.
Knowing from birth
Intensity is to brightness as wavelength is to_____,
The iris is a doughnut-shaped ring of muscle that adjusts the size of the________.
Bipolar cells are located in the optic nerve
The nerve cells that responds to specific aspects of a visual stimulus, such as its shape or its movement are feature detectors.
The importance of parallel processing is best illustrated by Weber's law.
Relative motion provides a cue for perceiving the distance of objects.
The process of acquiring new and relatively enduring information or behaviors is called
Who introduced the term behaviorism?
A dog's salivation at the sight of a food dish is a(n)______________.
The stage of classical conditioning when a neutral stimulus first beings triggering a conditioned response called_________.
Teachers who effectively shape their students' study habits are most likely to reinforce even minor improvements in students' study skills.
A positive reinforcer is anything that when removed before a response, strengthens the response.
Escape from a punishing event is a negative reinforcer
An event that decreases the behavior that precedes it is a punishment.
An allergy triggered by the sight of plastic flowers response best illustrates the process of_______________.
Alexis is addicted to drugs. The room in which she usually takes them is likely to become a(n)______________ for drug cravings.
The psychologist most closely associated with the study of operant conditioning was_____________.
The process of reinforcing successively closer approximations to a desired behavior is called____.