PSYC 110 Midterm Exam

PSYC 110 Midterm Exam

PSYC 110 Midterm Exam

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Question 1.1. (TCOs 1, 2) Participants in research early in psychology’s history might have been asked to view a chair and describe its color, shape, texture, and other aspects of their conscious experience. These individuals would have been using a method called (Points : 2)
objective introspection.

Question 2.2. (TCO 4) As part of a psychology experiment, Brett decides to measure a person’s “anxiety” by noting the number of blinks a person makes in a 20-minute social interaction with a stranger. Brett appears to have offered a(n) _____ of anxiety. (Points : 2)
operational definition

Question 3.3. (TCOs 2, 3) Marta was in an automobile accident and suffered an injury to her brain, resulting in the paralysis of her left arm. What part of Marta’s brain was injured?(Points : 2)
Auditory association area
Motor cortex
Association areas
Somatosensory cortex

Question 4.4. (TCOs 2, 3) A group of axons bundled together coated in myelin that travels together through the body is called a (Points : 2)
synaptic vesicle.
myelinated pathway.

Question 5.5. (TCOs 2, 3) _____ synapses make it more likely that a neuron will send its message to other neurons, whereas _____ synapses make it less likely that a neuron will send its message. (Points : 2)
Excitatory; inhibitory
Inhibitory; excitatory
Augmentation; depletion
Depletion; augmentation

Question 6.6. (TCO 4) Which of the following phenomena is a function of the distribution of the rods and cones in the retina? (Points : 2)
The moon looks much larger near the horizon than it looks when it is higher in the sky.
The light...

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