Advanced Psychology - Qp2

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Advanced Psychology - Qp2

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  • 1. 
    When trying to understand human behaviour and mental processes, bio-psychologists would tend to ignore internal factors and concentrate on external ones.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    DNA stands for:
    • A. 

      Doxorubican acid

    • B. 

      Daunomycin acid

    • C. 

      Deoxyribonucleic acid

  • 3. 
    Genes from the male and the female parents combine together at the moment of conception they do so in an essentially specific way which means that the offspring will have a unique set of genes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    ______ twins develop from two separately fertilised eggs and are not genetically identical.
    • A. 

      Monozygoytic

    • B. 

      Fraternal

    • C. 

      Semi-identical

  • 5. 
    As well as genetic influences, bio-psychologists are also interested in how physiological processes occurring in the brain and nervous system may affect human behaviour.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The ______ nervous system comprises two main sections, the somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system.
    • A. 

      Peripheral

    • B. 

      Central

    • C. 

      Sympathetic

    • D. 

      Parasympathetic

  • 7. 
    The nervous system is made up of some _______ nerve cells, or neurones, which interconnect with each other like an enormously complex spider’s web.
    • A. 

      12,000

    • B. 

      12,000,000

    • C. 

      12,000,000,000

    • D. 

      12,000,000,000, 000

  • 8. 
    A small chemical impulse from the cell body passes along a type of dendrite called an axon, which links up to the dendrite of a neighbouring cell.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    An excess of excitatory neurotransmitters might lead to great mental stimulation, a deficit to a lack of mental activity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The forebrain itself contains several different structures: (Select three)
    • A. 

      The cerebrum which is covered by the cortex

    • B. 

      The thalamus which acts as a relay station for nerve pathways

    • C. 

      The hypothalamus which affects motivation by the regulation of drives

    • D. 

      The olfactory system which is involved in behaviours

  • 11. 
    The hind brain contains: (Select two)
    • A. 

      The cerebellum which is involved in the maintenance of balance, and muscle control for skilled actions

    • B. 

      The mons which co-ordinates the movements of the two sides of the body.

    • C. 

      The medulla oblongata which joins directly on to the spinal cord and controls reflex behaviour

  • 12. 
    Hormones are chemicals manufactured by glands within the body.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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