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Question number: 90

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Neurons

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John was going for a stroll in the woods when he saw a bear in the distance. As the bear starter coming toward him, John got scared and started to run in the opposite direction. Which of the following happened when John saw the bear?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

There was a decrease in the amount of dopamine released in his brain.

b.

There was an increase in the amount of GABA released into his brain.

c.

His sympathetic nervous system became activated.

d.

There was a decrease in the amount of cortisol released into his blood stream.

e.

His parasympathetic nervous system became activated.

Question number: 91

» Measurement and Methodology » Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity

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External validity refers to the extent to which the results of an experiment can be generalized to and across different ________.

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Experimenters.

b.

Subjects.

c.

Procedures.

d.

Situations.

e.

All a. , b. , c. and d. are correct

Question number: 92

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Abnormal Psychology Theories, Applications and Issues

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Which of the following concepts is NOT central to psychoanalytic theory?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Aggression

b.

Free association

c.

Animus

d.

Libido

e.

Transference

Question number: 93

» Langauge » Langauge Theories, Applications and Issues

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Chomsky’s contribution to the understanding of language acquisition was the idea that:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Language is too complex to learn bit by bit, so there must be a “mental module” in the brain that allows young children to develop language

b.

there is a critical period for learning language

c.

children go through different stages of language development

d.

language is learned bit by bit, as one might learn a list of U. S. presidents

e.

All of the above

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