Chapter 1 Physiological Psychology Mid-term Study Quiz

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Chapter 1 Physiological Psychology Mid-term Study Quiz

Apparently, I have too much time on my hands. Hope this is helpful; it probably has more information than necessary, but I figure better safe than sorry.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Dualism is the belief that...
    • A. 

      All thoughts, feelings, and actions are at the mercy of our biochemical and physiological processes, with no free will.

    • B. 

      The mind is a manifestation of the workings of the body

    • C. 

      The best way to understand a biological phenomena is to understand its useful functions for the organism

    • D. 

      The mind and body are separate entities

  • 2. 
    ________ is the belief that some nonphysical force is present in living things.
    • A. 

      Dualism

    • B. 

      Monism

    • C. 

      Vitalism

    • D. 

      Determinism

  • 3. 
    According to ________, once we understand the nervous system we will understand all aspects of the mind.
    • A. 

      Dualism

    • B. 

      Monism

    • C. 

      Vitalism

    • D. 

      Determinism

  • 4. 
    According to the doctrine of specific nerve energies, if you apply an electrode to the optic nerve, you will...
    • A. 

      Feel a shock

    • B. 

      See a light

    • C. 

      Feel a shock and see a light

    • D. 

      Neither feel a shock nor see a light

  • 5. 
    __________ is famous for writing the first psychology textbook (Principles of Physiological Psychology).
    • A. 

      Pierre Flourens

    • B. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

    • C. 

      Paul Broca

    • D. 

      Luigi Galvani

  • 6. 
    _________ was a dualist and determinist who proposed the first physiological model of behavior, based on fluid flow and pressure.
    • A. 

      Rene Descartes

    • B. 

      Johannes Muller

    • C. 

      Luigi Galvani

    • D. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

  • 7. 
    _________ is famous for showing that stimulating a frog's nerve resulted in contraction of the attached muscle, even when it was unattached to the rest of the body.
    • A. 

      Charles Darwin

    • B. 

      Paul Broca

    • C. 

      Pierre Flourens

    • D. 

      Luigi Galvani

  • 8. 
    _______ is famous for helping to develop experimental physiology and proposing the doctrine of specific nerve energies.
    • A. 

      Rene Descartes

    • B. 

      Gustav Fritsch

    • C. 

      Johannes Muller

    • D. 

      Charles Darwin

  • 9. 
    _______ is famous for using the method of experimental ablation in animals to determine the functions of various parts of the brain.
    • A. 

      Johannes Muller

    • B. 

      Pierre Flourens

    • C. 

      Hermann von Helmholtz

    • D. 

      Eduard Hitzig

  • 10. 
    _______ is famous for observing brain-injured patients to discover the anatomical concomitants to different aspects of behavior.
    • A. 

      Paul Broca

    • B. 

      Charles Darwin

    • C. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

    • D. 

      Gustav Fritsch

  • 11. 
    _________ became famous by electrically stimulating the cerebral cortex of dogs and discovering the contralateral projections from the primary motor cortex.
    • A. 

      Johannes Muller

    • B. 

      Paul Broca

    • C. 

      Rene Descartes

    • D. 

      Gustav Fritsch and Eduard Hitzig

  • 12. 
    _____ became famous by developing the theory of evolution, and in the process influenced early psychologists.
    • A. 

      Charles Darwin

    • B. 

      Pierre Flourens

    • C. 

      Paul Broca

    • D. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

  • 13. 
    An example of ___________ is how you're listening to your iPod while doing this quiz.
    • A. 

      Unilateral processing

    • B. 

      Parallel processing

    • C. 

      Multi-layer processing

    • D. 

      Serial processing

  • 14. 
    _________ refers to how you can only process a single set of information in consciousness at once.
    • A. 

      Serial processing

    • B. 

      Multi-layer processing

    • C. 

      Parallel processing

    • D. 

      Unilateral processing

  • 15. 
    _______ is the belief that all our actions, thoughts, and feelings, are under the mercy of biochemical and physiological processes, and there is no free will.
    • A. 

      Monism

    • B. 

      Vitalism

    • C. 

      Dualism

    • D. 

      Determinism

  • 16. 
    Split-brain surgery, a surgery involving cutting the corpus callosum, is done in extreme cases of _________.
    • A. 

      Depression

    • B. 

      Schizophrenia

    • C. 

      Epilepsy

    • D. 

      Palpatations

  • 17. 
    A patient who has undergone split-brain surgery may __________.
    • A. 

      See objects in their left visual field but ignore them.

    • B. 

      Be unable to describe what they see in their left visual field.

    • C. 

      Claim to be unable to see anything but be able to point to it.

    • D. 

      Lose sensation in the left half of their body.

  • 18. 
    _________ refers to the ability of a patient to localize and touch an object in front of them even though they cannot see it.
    • A. 

      Blindsight

    • B. 

      Blindness

    • C. 

      Unilateral neglect

    • D. 

      ESP

  • 19. 
    A person with unilateral neglect may...
    • A. 

      Only count the people on one side of the room when asked how many there are.

    • B. 

      Be able to localize and touch objects even though they claim they cannot see it.

    • C. 

      Parallel process in the way most people serial process.

    • D. 

      Possess the ability of blindsight.

  • 20. 
    Forced choice experimentation demonstrates that...
    • A. 

      Participants can be coerced into performing unethical actions if asked to by a professional looking interviewer.

    • B. 

      Better than chance performance can occur on spatial/temporal interval tasks even when the participant verbally reports no percept.

    • C. 

      The primary motor cortex is activated when a rubber hand is stroked at the same time that the participant's real hand, hidden from view, is stroked.

    • D. 

      Psychic abilities are possible.

  • 21. 
    If one views the nervous system as a Black Box to be analyzed via the patterns of input and output, the input would be ___________ and output would be ________.
    • A. 

      Responses; stimuli

    • B. 

      Stimuli; thoughts

    • C. 

      Stimuli; responses

    • D. 

      Feelings; thoughts

  • 22. 
    ___________ is the research goal of forming an overall conclusion based on many observations of similar phenomena.
    • A. 

      Vitalism

    • B. 

      Reduction

    • C. 

      Determinism

    • D. 

      Generalization

  • 23. 
    ___________ is the research goal of explaining a phenomena in terms of the more elementary processes that underlie it.
    • A. 

      Vitalism

    • B. 

      Reduction

    • C. 

      Determinism

    • D. 

      Generalization

  • 24. 
    Which of these is not one of the four basic types of cells?
    • A. 

      Connective-tissue cell

    • B. 

      Muscle cell

    • C. 

      Inhibitory cell

    • D. 

      Nerve cell

  • 25. 
    _______ means maintenance of a relatively constant internal stimuli.
    • A. 

      Homeostasis

    • B. 

      Interstitial

    • C. 

      Covalence

    • D. 

      Permeability