Do you remember? Exam #1 – Ch. 1-4

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 Do you remember? Exam #1 – Ch. 1-4
These questions come from the “Do You Remember” slides in the Power Points and
lecture videos. They are designed to help you with the exams. I suggest printing
them out, having them in front of you when listening to the videos. Finally, listen for
the answers and write them in the form to study from.
Ch. 1 Thinking critically
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What is a theory?
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What is a hypothesis?
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What types of variables are there?
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What types of correlation are there?
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If they are correlated, did one thing cause the other?
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What is a population?
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What is the difference between random sample and random assignment?
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What is the difference between a simple random sample and a systematic
random sample?
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What research methods do psychologists use?
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What is the difference between a case study and naturalistic observation?
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What problems are there with an experiment?
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What is a double blind study?
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What problem does it attempt to solve?
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Why do psychologists want to replicate a study?
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What are some problems with thinking?
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After you know the results of a study, they appear obvious. What is this
called?
Ch. 2 Biology of the mind
 Can you draw and label the parts of a neuron?
◦ Dendrites, body, axons
 What is a synapse, and how do neurotransmitters aid neural communication?
 What are endorphins?
 What is the difference between the central and peripheral nervous systems?
 What is the difference between the sympathetic and parasympathetic
nervous systems?
 What is an example of a simple reflex pathway?
If the spinal cord is broken, how does that effect the perception of sensation?
 What parts of your brain evolved first and last?
 What makes up the limbic system?
◦ What does each part focus on?
 What does the cerebellum do?
 What characteristic of the brain allows it to adjust after damage?
 How does information get from one side of your brain to the other?
 What does an EEG measure?
 What imaging method using radioactive glucose is used for identifying which
of Lucy’s brain areas was most active when she talked?
 What does a fMRI do?
Ch. 3 Consciousness and the two-track mind
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What is the mind’s upper and lower track?
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What is your circadian rhythm?
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When do alpha and delta waves occur?
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How do you feel when you are in an alpha wave state?
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What are sleep spindles?
• When do they occur?
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What happens during REM sleep?
• How long is the REM sleep cycle?
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What is the difference between insomnia and narcolepsy?
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You are 56 years old, and weigh 224 pounds. Are you more apt to have sleep
apnea or night terrors? Why?
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Do you have more or less REM sleep than your baby brother?
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Can you be hypnotized against your will?
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How does a posthypnotic suggestion work for Bill who smokes?
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What is the social influence theory of hypnosis?
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Can you tell the difference between hypnotized and unhypnotized subjects?
Ch. 4 Nature & Nurture
 What are examples of how genes and the environment interact?
 What is your genome?
 What are genetic mutations?
 How could we do a study to separate the effects of genetics from nurturing?
 How do nature and nature interact to create a confident personality or grow
more synapses in the brain?
 Can you give an example of the evolutionary theory of sexual behavior?
 How do social norms affect your behavior?
 How do people’s personality change throughout adulthood?
 How are individualism and romance related?
 How do gender roles affect your behavior?
 How do the sexes differ in “tend & befriend” behavior?
 What is the concept of personal space?
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