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Question number: 324

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Theories, Applications and Issues

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Which classic experiment indicated that behavioral traits could be at least partly determined by heredity?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Tyron’s experiment with maze-bright and maze-dull rats

b.

Thorndike’s experiment with cats in puzzle boxes

c.

Tinbergen’s experiment with stickleback fish

d.

Garcia’s experiment with food aversion

Question number: 325

» Measurement and Methodology » Research Designs

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Post hoc tests are used to ________.

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Evaluate mean differences when an F ratio is not significant.

b.

Check the accuracy of analysis of variance computations.

c.

Prove the null hypothesis.

d.

Compare differences between pairs of means.

Question number: 326

» Sensation and Perception » Perceptual Organization

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Perception differs from sensation in that

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Choice (4) Response
a.

sensation is an organizing and interpretive process; perception is not

b.

perception is the raw data coming in from the senses

c.

neither perception or sensation can be measured

d.

perception allows us to organize and interpret sensations

Question number: 327

» Social Psychology » Social Perception, Cognition, Attribution, Beliefs

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Because Shay is a good student, her teacher assumes she is also artistic, well behaved, and from a good family. The teacher’s assumptions are explained by

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Choice (4) Response
a.

the halo effect

b.

self-fulfilling prophecy

c.

good continuation

d.

oversimplification

Question number: 328

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Neurons

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Which of the following is referred to as white matter in the brain and spine?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Sulci

b.

Gyri

c.

Bone matter

d.

Nerve fibers made of axons

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