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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


A state of consciousness in which a person is especially susceptible to suggestion.

A. Hypnosis

B. Dissociative State

C. Waking Consciousness


As sunlight decreases in the fall, the amount of serotonin released _________ and the amount of melatonin ________.

A. randomly fluctuates; decreases

B. randomly fluctuates; increases

C. decreases; increases

D. increases; decreases


A client whose improvement during therapy is the result of his or her expectation of improvement rather than the result of the therapy itself is showing
A. a placebo effect
B. catharsis
C. negative transference
D. tardive dyskinesia


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

A. Insomnia

B. Sleep Apnea

C. Narcolepsy

D. Microsleep


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


Tim is having difficulty processing anything hot when he touches something, which lobe is not functioning properly?

A. Occipital Lobe

B. Temporal Lobe

C. Parietal Lobe

D. Frontal Lobe


This research method is a descriptive technique in which one individual or group is studied in depth in the hope of revealing universal principles
A. Case Study
B. Survey
C. Observational
D. Correlational
E. Experiments


The advantage of this descriptive method of research is that it creates an immense amount of data to be gathered quickly and inexpensively.
A. Survey
B. Observational
C. Correlational
D. Experiments
E. Case Study


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


Broca’s Area is found in the __.
A. Right frontal lobe
B. temporal lobe
C. occipital lobe
D. left frontal 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


A person has a stroke on her occipital lobe.  What might happen to her?
A. reduced planning abilities
B. deafness
C. coma
D. blindness


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


Which approach to psychology focuses on how behavior and thinking vary across situations and cultures?

A. humanistic

B. psychodynamic

C. social-cultural

D. cognitive


The limbic system includes the __.
A. Cerebellum, Pons, Medulla
B. Hippocampus, Amygdala, Hypothalamus
C. Spinal cord, corpus callosum, amygdala
D. reticular formation, hypothalamus, cerebral cortex


The biggest danger of relying on case-study evidence is that it
A. is based on naturalistic observation.
B. may be unrepresentative of what is generally true.
C. overestimates the importance of operational definitions.
D. leads us to underestimate the causal relationships between events.


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


What do Dendrites do?

A. Intakes information from other neurons

B. Produces fatty tissue for the Myelin Sheath

C. Sends information to the next cell

D. Controls the speed of electrical signal through the axon


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


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


This research method is a technique for ascertaining the self – reported attitudes or behaviors of a particular group, usually by questioning a representative, random sample of the group.
A. Survey
B. Observational
C. Correlational
D. Experiments
E. Case Study


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


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.


A. Nucleus

B. Cell Body

C. Axon

D. Node of Ranvier




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