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  • 1. 
    Researchers agree that almost everyone experiences a single "stream of consciousness". 
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 2. 
    Eventually, everyone must sleep due to our _____________________.
    • A. 

      Sleep patterns

    • B. 

      Biological rhythms

  • 3. 
    After taking medication for his back, Todd's thoughts become fuzzy and disorganized. Todd is in a state of ___________________.
    • A. 

      Adverse reaction to the medication

    • B. 

      Altered consciousness

  • 4. 
    Which statement does NOT describe the circadian rhythm? 
    • A. 

      It describes the changes in a person's heartbeat throughout the stages of sleep.

    • B. 

      It describes a person's sleep patterns.

  • 5. 
    REM sleep ___________________.
    • A. 

      Is a much deeper, more restful kind of sleep

    • B. 

      Is when 90 percent of dreams occur.

  • 6. 
    Nearly ___ percent of an infant's sleep is REM, compared to about ___ percent for a normal, healthy adult.
    • A. 

      50;20

    • B. 

      60;30

  • 7. 
    A rare disorder in which the mechanism that blocks the movement of the voluntary muscles fails, allowing the person to thrash around and even get up and act out nightmares is ______________________.
    • A. 

      REM behavior disorder

    • B. 

      Night terrors

  • 8. 
    Jonathan is often a victim of bad dreams, or ____________.
    • A. 

      Nightmares

    • B. 

      There's no such thing as a bad dream

  • 9. 
    Which statement about sleep apnea is TRUE?
    • A. 

      People breathe normally with sleep apnea.

    • B. 

      The person experiencing sleep apnea may stop breathing for half a minute or more.

  • 10. 
    David often experiences "sleep seizures" during the day. He probably suffers from ___________________.
    • A. 

      Epilepsy

    • B. 

      Narcolepsy

  • 11. 
    In order for people to be able to tell you how many televisions they have in their house, they would probably use ________________________.
    • A. 

      A mental image

    • B. 

      Verbal explanation

  • 12. 
    Natural concepts are "fuzzy" concepts that are developed through experiences in the real world. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A person's schema for a library would most likely include _______________________. 
    • A. 

      Desks and a marker board

    • B. 

      Books and bookshelves

  • 14. 
    Algorithms ___________________________________________.
    • A. 

      Will always result in a correct solution, if there is a correct solution to be found

    • B. 

      Are impossible to be solved

  • 15. 
    The chess program Deep Blue, which thinks like a human, is an example of ______________________________. 
    • A. 

      Human intelligence

    • B. 

      Artificial intelligence

  • 16. 
    Erik dropped a note under is car seat and couldn't find it. He looked all through the glove compartment for a flashlight so that he could get a better look under his seat. He later realized he could have just held his cell phone under the seat to help illuminate the area. This is an example of ______________________________. 
    • A. 

      Functional fixedness

    • B. 

      Using his monkey brain to figure out where he dropped it

  • 17. 
    Convergent thinking is the best way to measure or capture one's level of creativity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Rob's Mum's house

  • 18. 
    A group of teachers in an elementary school have strong beliefs about their method of teaching children how to read. They search for evidence and studies that support their beliefs, and ignore studies that prove the success of other methods. This is an example of __________________________________.
    • A. 

      Confirmation bias

    • B. 

      Jackson thinking he's aaaaallllllllways right

    • C. 

      Prejudices

  • 19. 
    Brainstorming, keeping a journal, and concept mapping are all __________________________.
    • A. 

      Ways to make yourself smart so you won't end up like Kristen Stewart

    • B. 

      Strategies to become a more divergent thinker

  • 20. 
    According to Noam Chomsky, human have an innate ability to understand and produce language through __________________
    • A. 

      The language acquisition device

    • B. 

      Learning another language other than their own

  • 21. 
    Michael painted the picture and the picture was painted by Michael have the same semantic meaning but different ___________________________.
    • A. 

      Syntax

    • B. 

      Dialect

  • 22. 
    In some languages, changing the intonation of a word can change its entire meaning.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

    • C. 

      Ask Ray Toro... he'll tell you. LOL

  • 23. 
    Language has no influence over problem solving, cognition, or memory.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

    • C. 

      Rob says he knows the answer to this one.

  • 24. 
    Kanzi, the chimp, _________________________.
    • A. 

      Is a member of the band 100 Monkeys, he's Jackson's brother

    • B. 

      Has demonstrated four consistent sounds to represent bananas, grapes, juice, and the word "yes"

    • C. 

      Knows the difference between love and hate

  • 25. 
    Cognitive reserve is ________________________________.
    • A. 

      The brain's ability to develop extra neural connections-- new neurons and the axons and dendrites that connect them.

    • B. 

      What keeps you smart.

  • 26. 
    A psychologist observes a group of nine-year-olds and a group of thirteen-year-olds during recess at school in order to assess changes in play group preference of boys and girls between these two ages. This researcher's study uses a _____________ design.
    • A. 

      Inter-sectional

    • B. 

      Cross-sectional

    • C. 

      Dale Gribble's theory of psychology

  • 27. 
    The view of most psychologists regarding the relationship between heredity and environmental factors in determining development is that all we are and all we become is the result of _________________________.
    • A. 

      The interaction between nature and nurture

    • B. 

      The difference between the forces of nature

  • 28. 
    Most psychologists agree that ____________ refers to a gene that actively controls the expression of a trait.
    • A. 

      Dominant

    • B. 

      Recessive

  • 29. 
    The moment at which a female becomes pregnant is called ________________.
    • A. 

      Interception

    • B. 

      Conception

  • 30. 
    Women who take fertility drugs to assist in becoming pregnant have increased chances of giving birth to ___________________. 
    • A. 

      Just one baby

    • B. 

      Dizygotic twins

  • 31. 
    Conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel cannot be separated because they share a _________________________.
    • A. 

      Arm

    • B. 

      Lower body

  • 32. 
    The ultrasound report tells Shaniqua and Charles that their developing infant is about 1 inch long, has eyes, a nose, lips, little arms and legs, and a beating heart. Given this information, the current period of prenatal development is the __________________ period.
    • A. 

      Embryonic

    • B. 

      Infancy

  • 33. 
    Immediately after birth, ______________________________________________. 
    • A. 

      The ears develop

    • B. 

      An infant's respiratory system begins to function

  • 34. 
    At birth, infants show a preference for _____________ tastes.
    • A. 

      Sweet

    • B. 

      Sour

    • C. 

      Bitter

  • 35. 
    Piaget suggested that children become able to deal effectively with abstract concepts during the _____________________ stage. 
    • A. 

      Anal

    • B. 

      Formal operations

  • 36. 
    Which of the following is an example of Vygotsky's concept of scaffolding? 
    • A. 

      King Harkinian makes Link wash his ship in the morning and bring him dinner

    • B. 

      Little Jenny's mother works one-on-one with her on a new task but gradually helps less and less and Jenny becomes more skilled and capable

    • C. 

      Jackson wipes his own butt for the first time like a big boy

  • 37. 
    A child who says "Juice!" to mean, "I want some juice!" is using ________________________.
    • A. 

      Baby jibjab

    • B. 

      A holophrase

  • 38. 
    With respect to their babies' needs, ____________________ mothers are unresponsive, insensitive, and coldly rejecting.
    • A. 

      Avoidant

    • B. 

      Loving

  • 39. 
    Puberty begins ___________________________________. 
    • A. 

      About 2 years after the beginning of the growth spurt

    • B. 

      When Justin Bieber's voice finally deepens

    • C. 

      When Robbie says so

  • 40. 
    When adolescents move into Piaget's final stage of formal operations, what becomes possible?
    • A. 

      Thinking about Kristen Stewart's stupidity

    • B. 

      Abstract thinking

  • 41. 
    A child who criticizes his parent for speeding because speeding is against the law is demonstrating _______________ morality. 
    • A. 

      Conventional

    • B. 

      Unconventional

    • C. 

      A child that knows right and wrong

  • 42. 
    The search for _____________ is the central theme in adolescent social and personality development.
    • A. 

      Personal identity

    • B. 

      Sexual identity

  • 43. 
    Most parent/teen conflicts ______________________________________________.
    • A. 

      Which Twilight star is hunktastic: Robert Pattinson or Jackson Rathbone

    • B. 

      Are over trivial issues such as hair, clothing, and taste in music

    • C. 

      Are over serious issues such as drugs, alcohol, and sex

  • 44. 
    Near the end of the __________, oil glands in the neck and around the eyes begin to malfunction, contributing to wrinkles in those areas.
    • A. 

      Twenties

    • B. 

      Teens

  • 45. 
    The cessation of ovulation and the menstrual cycle is called _______________________. 
    • A. 

      Menopause

    • B. 

      Menses

  • 46. 
    Children raised with an authoritarian style of parenting are often _______________________.
    • A. 

      Insecure and resentful

    • B. 

      Loving and respectful

  • 47. 
    The generativity versus stagnation developmental crisis occurs during the _______________ stage.
    • A. 

      Late adulthood

    • B. 

      Middle adulthood

  • 48. 
    Infants seem to understand far more language than they can produce. This phenomenon is known as _____________________________.
    • A. 

      Genius children

    • B. 

      Receptive-productive lag

  • 49. 
    _________ is the final completion of the ego.
    • A. 

      Self-hate

    • B. 

      Integrity

  • 50. 
    The MMR vaccine ______________________________________________.
    • A. 

      Refers to measles, mumps, and rubella

    • B. 

      Refers to Me-Me and Robbies

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