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PSY 101

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Reuptake refers to the (D) Reabsorption of excess neurotransmitters molecules by a sending neuron.
During the course of successful prenatal development, a human organism begins as an (C) Zygote and finally develops into a fetus
Gender identity refers to (B) the sense of being male or female
The biggest danger of relying on case study evidence is that it (B) may be unrepregsentative of what is generally true
Rentinal disparity refers to the (C) somewhat different images our two eyes receive of the same object
The median of a distribution of scores is the (D)middle score in a distribution of scores
At 1:00 pm Luis gets out of bed/ sleepwalks an EEG. (D) Delta waves
Positive reinforcerers ________ the rate of operant responding and negative reinforcers ________ the rate of operant responding. increase; increase
Negative reinforces ____ the rate of operant responding, and punishments _____ the rate of operant responing. (A)increase; decrease
nightmares are to _____ as might terrors are to _______ Rem sleep; stage 4 sleep
Shaping is a _______ procedure (B) operant conditioning
Several weeks after a political election voters often exaggerate their ability to have predicted the election outcome (D) Hindsight Bias
Stress hormones promote stronger memories (B) Increasing the availability of glucose
A mnemonic device is a (D) memory aid
3 key attitudes of scientific inquiry (D) Curiosity, skepticism, humility
Our sense of teh position and movement of individual body parts Kines thesis
Sense of smell is known as (D) olfaction
The retention of encoded information over time refers to (D) storage
Using the mnemonic Roy G. Biv to remember the colors of the rainbow in the order of wavelength illustrates the use of (B) an acnnym
Positive punishment is the introduction of a _____ stimulus following a behavior and negative punishment is the withdrawl of _______ stimulus following a behavior (D) aversive; pleasant
While flying a plane the pilot seen islands and they appeared to float. This is called (C) Ground
A psychophysicist would be most directly concerned with (D) the relationship between the wavelength of light and the experince of color
According to Piaget during the formal operational stage people begin to (A) reason abstractly
Neural networks refers to (B) interrelated clusters of neurons in the central nervous syst.
The standard deviation is the square root of the average squared deviation of scores from the (C) mean
The most frequently occurring score in a distribution of scores is the (A) mode
Neurotransmitters are released from vesicles located on knob like terminals at the end of the (C) axon
Created by: jekd154 on 2010-05-09



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