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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Hyperalgesia

    • B. 

      Phantom Pain

    • C. 

      Analgesia

    • D. 

      Referred Pain

  • 2. 
  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Nociceptors

    • B. 

      Astrocytes

    • C. 

      Receptors

    • D. 

      Oligodendroglia

  • 4. 
    This theory of emotion proposes that emotions happen as a result of these, rather than being the cause of them   The sequence thus is as follows: Event ==> arousal ==> interpretation ==> emotion Example I see a bear. My muscles tense, my heart races. I feel afraid.
  • 5. 
    The scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Behavior is anything an organism does and mental processes are the internal, subjective experience we infer from behavior.
    • A. 

      Contemporary Psychology

    • B. 

      Cognitive Neuroscience

    • C. 

      Cognitive Focus

    • D. 

      Behaviorism

  • 6. 
    He noted in 1937 that the physiological side of emotion is not just a matter of the hypothalamus, but a complex network of neural pathways
  • 7. 
    If you are doing this activity, then you are probably in an altered state of consciousness
    • A. 

      Daydreaming

    • B. 

      Thinking very hard

    • C. 

      Drinking

    • D. 

      Sleeping

  • 8. 
    In reference to number 7, after some modifications, the Papez Circuit is now known as the
  • 9. 
    A condition wherein a person is about 35% over the ideal body weight
  • 10. 
    A cognitive Psychologist is most likely to be interested in 
    • A. 

      Therapy Research

    • B. 

      Memory and Perception

    • C. 

      Phenomenolgy

    • D. 

      Humanism and Existentialism

  • 11. 
    True or False: According to Atkinson and Shiffren, when your mind is processing information for your memory, sensory input travels from the working store, to the sensory store, to the long-term store
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
  • 13. 
    If you were looking for an employee who could find minute differences between small objects, ideally he would have
    • A. 

      A high difference threshold

    • B. 

      Keen perception

    • C. 

      A low difference threshold

  • 14. 
    Most Psychologists agree that hypnosis involves
    • A. 

      Synchronization of brain waves

    • B. 

      Hypersuggestibility

    • C. 

      Split personality

    • D. 

      The locus coeruleus

  • 15. 
     According to Hall there are four different personal space zones. Three of which are intimate, personal and public. But what is the fourth?
    • A. 

      Business zone

    • B. 

      Common zone

    • C. 

      Social zone

    • D. 

      Private zone

  • 16. 
    Some psychologists, echoing Watson, point out that consciousness is subjective and "if you can measure it..."
    • A. 

      "I'll be a monkey's uncle...no offense to Darwin"

    • B. 

      "that will only be the beginning of a long, uncertain validation process"

    • C. 

      "you just have neural activity, not consciousness"

    • D. 

      "then, and only then, will you have a science"

    • E. 

      "you are in fact studying behavior"

  • 17. 
    Many forms of meditation involve...
    • A. 

      A form of waking REM sleep

    • B. 

      Explorations of the thought processes, using the "inner voice"

    • C. 

      Hypnosis by an expert, to get started

    • D. 

      Stopping or diverting the inner voice

    • E. 

      The period of calmness right after a meal

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Retroactive interference

    • B. 

      Proactive interference

    • C. 

      Memory trace decay

    • D. 

      Negative transfer

  • 19. 
    This man was a psychologist/philosopher who thought it was fruitful to consider the evolved functions of our thoughts and feelings. Why does the nose smell and brain think? He took after Darwin ideas like thinking is a factor that's adaptive and contributing to survival.
  • 20. 
    Which behavior is common in situations of motivational conflict?
    • A. 

      Depression

    • B. 

      Lethargy

    • C. 

      Getting stuck on the first decision

    • D. 

      Voodoo death

    • E. 

      Vacilation

  • 21. 
    The "need for cognitive consistency" can also be described as a need for...
    • A. 

      Lucid behavior

    • B. 

      Social support

    • C. 

      Congruity

    • D. 

      Stimulus seeking behavior

  • 22. 
    Exceptionally clear memories of emotional events, one that has a near-photographic quality 
  • 23. 
    As opposed to the circadian rhythm, the ___ is the rhythm occurring within a period of less than 24 hours 
  • 24. 
    • A. 

      To preserve Maslow's theory forever

    • B. 

      As one takes care of basic needs, the "higher needs" become more relevant

    • C. 

      The road to enlightenment consists of many small steps

    • D. 

      It showed the three factors underlying self-actualization, one on each corner

    • E. 

      It was a sort of temple or meeting place for his students

  • 25. 
    Why is Ekman's work on facial expression useful for other researchers?
    • A. 

      Ekman founded emotogenetics

    • B. 

      Ekman showed research with babies was practical

    • C. 

      Ekman showed emotion was a prime factor in speciation: the formation of species

    • D. 

      Ekman's system allows precise coding of facial expressions

    • E. 

      Ekman found the genetic locus of emotion

  • 26. 
    This part of the brain stem is responsible for initiating REM sleep
    • A. 

      Interbrain

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Pons

    • D. 

      Reticular formation

    • E. 

      Thalamus

  • 27. 
    What is source degradation?
    • A. 

      Disbelief in a leader

    • B. 

      Forgetting where a message came from

    • C. 

      Attacking the source of a message

    • D. 

      A gradual weakening of a message stimulus

    • E. 

      "playing down" to mass consumer tastes

  • 28. 
    A neurologic movement disorder associated with a sleep complaint. The person experiences unpleasant leg sensations and an almost irresistible urge to move the legs. Symptoms are worse during inactivity and often interfere with sleep
  • 29. 
    What is the lexical component of text processing?
    • A. 

      So-called "word attack"

    • B. 

      Accessing an internal dictionary

    • C. 

      Orthographic processing

    • D. 

      Recognizing individual letters

  • 30. 
    The ability to divide, detach, an manipulate our own actions. It is the fundamental operation in all so-called higher mental processes