Biological Bases of Behavior (AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology): Questions 62 - 66 of 129

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Question number: 62

» Biological Bases of Behavior » Genetics

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The study of the hereditary transmission of attributes is:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Heritability, biological traits

b.

Genetics, genes

c.

Environment, differentiation

d.

Adaptability, dominant and recessive traits

e.

Mutation, differentiation

Question number: 63

» Biological Bases of Behavior » Neuroanatomy » Peripheral Nervous System

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Which of the following functions best elucidates the role of the sympathetic nervous system?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Maintaining the body’s vital functions

b.

Maintaining homeostasis

c.

Preparing the body for a traumatic event

d.

Returning the body to equilibrium

e.

Preparing the body for “fight or flight”

Question number: 64

» Biological Bases of Behavior » Functional Organization of Nervous System

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What are the neurons that carry information away from the spinal cord to produce responses in various muscles or organs throughout the body known as?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Efferent neurons

b.

Afferent neurons

c.

Interneurons

d.

Neurotransmitters

e.

Sensor neurons

Question number: 65

» Biological Bases of Behavior » The Brain » Older Brain Structures

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The group of brain structures that influence emotion, motivation, and memory, and consequently the individual’s survival, is known as the:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

cerebellum

b.

cerebral cortex

c.

endocrine system

d.

reticular formation

e.

limbic system

Question number: 66

» Biological Bases of Behavior » Neural Transmission

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If an action potential starts at the beginning of an axon, it will continue at the same speed to the very end of the axon. What is this concept known as?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Nerve impulse

b.

Sodium pump

c.

Synapse

d.

All-or-none law

e.

Resting state

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