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  • 1. 
    A study examining how other people affect one's behavior is most likely guided by which major research perspective?
    • A. 

      Biological

    • B. 

      Behavioral

    • C. 

      Cognitive

    • D. 

      Sociocultural

  • 2. 
    A case study is an example of _________________ research.
    • A. 

      Experimental

    • B. 

      Descriptive

    • C. 

      Survey

    • D. 

      Correlational

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements is not true about random sampling?
    • A. 

      Random sampling is often used in survey research.

    • B. 

      Random sampling provides a representative sample of the population being studied.

    • C. 

      In random sampling, each individual in the population has the same chance of being in the random sample.

    • D. 

      In random sampling, individuals from the population are chosen to be in the sample based on personal characteristics.

  • 4. 
    If you want to predict the relationship between age and IQ, which research method would be best?
    • A. 

      Correlational study

    • B. 

      Case study

    • C. 

      Controlled experiment

    • D. 

      Naturalistic observation

  • 5. 
    The correlation between grades in school and amount of time studying is +.92. These variables have a:
    • A. 

      Strong inverse relationship.

    • B. 

      Strong direct relationship.

    • C. 

      Weak inverse relationship.

    • D. 

      Weak direct relationship.

  • 6. 
    When two variables are unrelated, their correlation will be:
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      0

    • C. 

      +.5

    • D. 

      -.5

  • 7. 
    In an experiment to understand the effects of exercise on heart rate, a researcher varies the speed of a treadmill and then measures the heart rate of the participant. The heart rate of the participant is the:
    • A. 

      Independent variable.

    • B. 

      Dependent variable.

    • C. 

      Placebo variable.

    • D. 

      Operational variable.

  • 8. 
    Which statistic describes the most frequently occurring score in a set of scores?
    • A. 

      Mean

    • B. 

      Median

    • C. 

      Mode

    • D. 

      Standard deviation

  • 9. 
    In the normal distribution, over 99 percent of scores fall within how many standard deviations of the mean?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 10. 
    What is(are) the appropriate measure of the central tendency of scores in a skewed distribution?
    • A. 

      Mean

    • B. 

      Median

    • C. 

      Neither of the above

    • D. 

      Both of the above

  • 11. 
    A neuron receives information through the _____________ and passes information along through the _______________.
    • A. 

      Cell body; axon

    • B. 

      Dendrite; glial cells

    • C. 

      Axon; cell body

    • D. 

      Dendrite; axon

  • 12. 
    What happens to neurotransmitters after they deliver their message to the receiving neuron?
    • A. 

      They are destroyed by enzymes.

    • B. 

      They are taken back into the axon terminals of the sending neuron for reuse.

    • C. 

      Either of these may occur.

    • D. 

      Neither of these occurs.

  • 13. 
    Which neurotransmitter(s) are the nervous system's natural painkillers?
    • A. 

      Endorphins

    • B. 

      Norepinephrine

    • C. 

      Dopamine

    • D. 

      Acetylcholine

  • 14. 
    The central nervous system is comprised of the:
    • A. 

      Somatic nervous system and autonomic nervous system.

    • B. 

      Brain and spinal cord.

    • C. 

      Sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous system.

    • D. 

      Every nerve in the body.

  • 15. 
    All of the following are endocrine glands except:
    • A. 

      The pituitary gland.

    • B. 

      Tear glands.

    • C. 

      The pancreas.

    • D. 

      The thyroid gland.

  • 16. 
    The ____________, a brain stem structure, is involved in regulating body functions needed for survival, such as breathing and heartbeat.
    • A. 

      Amygdala

    • B. 

      Medulla

    • C. 

      Thalamus

    • D. 

      Cerebellum

  • 17. 
    Which of the following statements about the limbic system is false?
    • A. 

      The limbic system plays an important role in survival, memory, and emotion.

    • B. 

      The limbic system is comprised of the hippocampus, hypothalamus, and amygdala.

    • C. 

      The limbic system is where higher-level cognitive processes occur.

    • D. 

      The limbic system surrounds the top of the brain stem.

  • 18. 
    Which is the largest part of the brain?
    • A. 

      Brain stem

    • B. 

      Cerebral cortex

    • C. 

      Cerebellum

    • D. 

      Limbic System

  • 19. 
    The _____________ in the __________ allows us to move different parts of our body.
    • A. 

      Motor cortex; frontal lobe

    • B. 

      Somatosensory cortex; parietal lobe

    • C. 

      Motor cortex; temporal lobe

    • D. 

      Somatosensory cortex, occipital lobe

  • 20. 
    People with damage to Broca's area have problems:
    • A. 

      Understanding speech.

    • B. 

      Singing.

    • C. 

      Reading silently.

    • D. 

      Speaking fluently.

  • 21. 
    Split-brain patients:
    • A. 

      Have a dominant left hemisphere.

    • B. 

      Can orally identify information presented in their left visual field.

    • C. 

      Have a severed corpus callosum.

    • D. 

      Only use the right hemisphere.

  • 22. 
    The right hemisphere processes information from the:
    • A. 

      Left eye.

    • B. 

      Left half of each eye.

    • C. 

      Right visual field.

    • D. 

      Left visual field.

  • 23. 
    The absolute threshold is best described as:
    • A. 

      The minimum amount of energy in a sensory stimulus detected 50 percent of the time.

    • B. 

      The absolute minimum amount of energy needed for a sensory stimulus to be detected.

    • C. 

      The absolute maximum amount of energy needed for a sensory stimulus to be subliminally detected.

    • D. 

      the maximum amount of energy in a sensory stimulus detected 100 percent of the time

  • 24. 
    Signal detection theory is based on:
    • A. 

      Decision-making.

    • B. 

      Sensor processing.

    • C. 

      Neither of these

    • D. 

      Both of these

  • 25. 
    According to Weber's law, the constant fraction for loudness of tones is 1/10. If the difference threshold is 3 decibels, what standard stimulus is being used?
    • A. 

      3.3 decibels

    • B. 

      30 decibels

    • C. 

      3 decibels

    • D. 

      300 decibels