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Psychology Quiz


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Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate:
A. learning and memory
B. pain and pleasure
C. muscle movements
D. sleep, moods/emotions


The first psychology laboratory was established by
A. Wilhelm Wundt.
B. William James.
C. Sigmund Freud.
D. John B. Watson.


Which part of the neuron receives information and conducts it towards the cell body?
A. Synapse
B. Axon terminal
C. Dendrites
D. Nucleus


What is replication?

A. cloning the scientist who first did an experiment

B. doing an experiment for the first time

C. doing an experiment again and getting different results

D. Doing an experiment again and getting the same results


Records the waves of electrical activity (studies seizures)
A. EEG
B. MRI
C. CT Scan
D. fMRI


Known as the “Little Brain” and is in charge of balance and coordinating movements
A. Thalamus
B. Reticular Formation
C. Hypothalamus
D. Cerebellum


Makes decisions, plans, reasons, and carries out behaviors
A. Frontal Lobe
B. Parietal Lobe
C. Occipital Lobe
D. Temporal Lobe


Which subfield of psychology is the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another?
A. educational
B. social
C. human factors
D. counseling


An information, especially facts or numbers, collected to be examined and considered and used to help with making decisions. It is called?

A. Facts

B. Data

C. Input

D. Information simulation


Arguments as to whether psychological differences between men and women result from biological or social influences most clearly involve a debate over the issue of
A. evolution versus natural selection.
B. evolution versus natural selection.
C. structuralism versus functionalism.
D. nature versus nurture.


The special treatment given to the subjects in the experimental group is called the:

A. hypothesis

B. IV

C. DV

D. control variable


The ability of brain tissue to take on new functions, usually occurs after parts of the brain have been damaged
A. Neurogenesis
B. Brain Plasticity
C. Somatic Regeneration
D. Stem Cell Lesions


A. Nucleus

B. Cell Body

C. Axon

D. Node of Ranvier


A type of snoring in which the person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more.

A. Sleep Apnea

B. Narcolepsy

C. Microsleep

D. Insomnia


Aphasia or the loss/impairment of expressing language could result from damage to the ________.

A. Broca’s area

B. hippocampus

C. reticular formation

D. occipital lobe


Which perspective would focus on the extent to which different styles of parenting are encouraged among various ethnic communities?
A. cognitive
B. psychodynamic
C. social-cultural
D. biological


The inability to get to sleep, stay asleep, or get a good quality of sleep.

A. Insomnia

B. Sleep Apnea

C. Narcolepsy

D. Microsleep


A functional MRI (fMRI) and a PET scan both:
A. provide a way to measure the functioning and activity of the brain.
B. produce black and white scans of the brain’s structures.
C. create selective injuries that allow researchers to study brain function.
D. provide detailed computerized interpretations of brain dysfunctions.


Is responsible for orchestrating “Maintenance” behaviors like temperature, sleep cycles, and apetite
A. amygdala
B. hippocampus
C. hypothatamus
D. thalamus


Characterized by uncontrollable sleep attacks
A. Night Terrors
B. Insomnia
C. Narcolepsy
D. Sleep Apnea


Which of the following subfields of psychology conducts applied research?
A. developmental
B. social
C. personality
D. clinical


Shows brain function by using a radioactive glucose solution (active neurons love glucose)
A. MRI
B. CT Scan
C. PET Scan
D. fMRI


Jasmine is having trouble being able to say the words that she wants. She knows what she is trying to say but the muscles in her mouth will not form the words. She has experienced some form of injury to:

A. Broca’s area

B. Wernicke’s area

C. her Angular Gyrus

D. her Limbic System

E. her Hippocampus


What is the chemical used by a neuron to transmit an impulse across a synapse to another nerve cell?
A. Neurotransmitters
B. Synapse
C. Threshold
D. Impulse


This is the gap or space between two neurons
A. Dendrites
B. Cell Body
C. Synapse
D. Axon




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