Psychology Quiz Ch 3

51 Questions  I  By Pcolapat on October 17, 2010
Psychology ch 3

  
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1.  The smallest difference between two stimuli that can be detected 50 percent of the time it is present is called________.
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2.  When receptor cells for the senses are activated, the process called____has begun.
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3.  You have a peice of candy that you are holding in your mouth, after awhile, the candy doesn't taste as strong as it did when you first tasted it. What has happened.
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4.  Vicary's study of subliminal advertising was remarkable in that__________.
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5.  Which of your senses does not adapt to a constant stimulus at the level of the receptor cells?
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6.  Which of the following terma refers to the perceived effects of the amplitude of light waves?
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7.  Which of the following represents the correct path of light through the eye?
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8.  If you wanted to see a star better at night, what would you do?
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9.  Which theory of color vision accounts better for the after image.
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10.  Which statement about color blindness is true?
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11.  Which of the properties of sound would be the most similar to the color or hue of light?
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12.  The eardrum is also called the___________.
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13.  The________theory explains explains how we hear sounds above 1000 Hz
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14.  If the bones of the middle ear begin to deteriorate, you will develop_________ hearing impairment.
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15.  The receptors on our taste buds work most like ______.
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16.  Which of the following statements about olfactory receptors is false?
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17.  After some time has passed, you can no longer smell the odor of wet paint that you first noticed when you walked into the classrom. Which is the most lilkely reason for this?
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18.  Pain sensations in the skin, muscles, tendons, and joints that are carried on large nerve fibers are called ____________.
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19.  In gate control theory, substance-P___________.
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20.  A bowl of gelatin with fruit in it will wiggle more than if it contained no fruit. This is most similar to the way the__________ work.
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21.  The tendancy to preceive a quarter as being round even when viewed from an angle is called
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22.  A reversable figure, such as the Necker cube, makes use of which principle of preception.
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23.  Which of the following is not a monocular cue for depth.
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24.  An illusion __________.
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25.  Ned found a decaying carcass lying on the beach one day. Looking at the size of the body (which has decomposed quite a bit), Ned decided that it was a sea monster, something like the loch ness monster in Scotland. If we know that Ned loves to read about wierd, mythical animals, we might expect that he has made an error of perception due to _____________.
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26.  The first time joe had put together a childs bicycle, it took a long time. But several bicycles later he's a wiz at constructing them. His improved speed and skill can be attributed to
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27.  You find that you have to add 1 teaspoon of sugar to a cup of coffee that already has 5 teaspoons of sugar in it to notice the difference in sweetness. If you have a cup of coffee with 10 teaspoons of sugar in it, how many teaspoons would you have to add to notice a difference in sweetness at least half the time.
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28.  Which of your senses habituates rather than adapts to constant stimuli?
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29.  Which of the following terms refers to the psychological effect of the length of light waves?
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30.  Which of the following is responsible for controlling how much light enters the eye?
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31.  Which type of retinal cell forms the optic nerve?
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32.  Which type of retinal cell is responsible for periferal vision?
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33.  Which set of colors are the primary colors when mixing light?
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34.  Which of the following properties of sound would be the most similar to the brightness of light?
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35.  The thin membrane stetched over the opening of the inner ear is the
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36.  The ____theory explains how we hear sounds between 100 and 1000 Hz.
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37.  If a severe ear infection damages the bones in the inner ear you may develop a _________ hearing impairment.
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38.  The sense of taste is closely related to the sense of __________.
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39.  The bumps on the tongue that are visible to the eye are the ______.
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40.  The olfactory receptors are located in the_____.
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41.  Which of the following statements about olfactory receptors is TRUE?
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42.  In the spinal cord,_________ inhibits the release of substance P.
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43.  We know we are moving up and down in an elevator because of the movement of tiny crystals in the ________.
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44.  /e yeahEllis turns around and around in a circle. When he stops, he feels like his head is still spinning. What is responsible for this sensation?
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45.  A old comedy ruitine on television had a character who would line up the heads of people who were very far away from him between his fingers. Then he would pinch his fingeres together say gleefully "I am squishing your head" The comedian was playing around with what perceptual consistancy?
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46.  Which Gestalt principle is at work when a ventriliquist moves the dummys mouth while doing the talking, making is seem like the dummy is talking.
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47.  Researchers have been able to demostrate depth perception in babies as young as ____.
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48.  Which of the following occurs when one object seems to block another object?
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49.  The Muller-lyer illusion exsists in cultures in which there are ________.
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50.  Allison opened her new jigsaw puzzle but soon realized the puzzle peices did not match the picture on the outside of the box. With no picture to go by she realized she would have to use ________.
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51.  Which supposed ESP ability involves being able to see something that is not physically present by touching another object?
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