Psychology

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  1. What is DNA?
    A large molcule that contains genes
  2. All the genetic information in DNA?
    genome
  3. A coiled up thread of DNA?
    chromosome
  4. The small segments of Dna that contain information for producing proteins?
    genes
  5. Different forms of a gene
    Alleles
  6. The genes that show their effect even if there is only one allele for that trait in the pair
    Dominant genes
  7. Genes that show their effects only when both alleles are the same.
    Recessive genes
  8. The scientific study of the role of heredity in behavior
    Behavioral genetics
  9. The hereditary passing on of traits determined by a single gene
    Monogenic transmission
  10. The process by which many genes interact to create a single characteristic
    polygenic transmission
  11. The extent to which a characteristic is influenced by genetics
    heritability
  12. Twins that develop from two differnt eggs fertilized by two different sperm
    Fraternal twins
  13. Twins that develop from a songle fertilized egg that splits into two independent cells
    Identical twins
  14. Research into hereditary influnce on twins, both identical and fraternal, who were raised apart and who were raised together
    Twin-Adoption Studies
  15. Method of studying heritability by comparing genetic markers
    Gene-by-enviroment interaction research
  16. The entire genetic make up of an organism
    Genotype
  17. Study of changes in the way genes are turned on or off without a change in the DNA sequence
    epigentics
  18. THe organisms observed characteristics
    phenotype
  19. genes occur in pairs, or alternate forms of each other, called
    a. chromosomes
    b. alleles
    c. base-pairs
    d. ribosomes
    B
  20. Why are twin-adaoptions studies powerful ways to untangle the effects of genes and enviroment on thought and behavior?
    a. because they allow both genetic and enviromental similarity to be compared and contrasted
    b. because twins share genes
    c. because of epigenetics
    d. because they allow researchers to experimentally manipulate genetic and environmental similarity
    A
  21. Nurturing behavior in rats can produce, calmer, less stressed offspring because genes that are involved in stress reactions are tuned off. This is an example of
    a. epigentics
    b. genetic engineering
    c.recessive genes
    d. dominant genes
    A
  22. The part of the nervous system that consist of the brain and spinal cord
    Central nervous system
  23. What are the parts of the nervous system?
    Central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system
  24. The part of the nervous system that includes all the nerve cells in the body outside the central nervous system
    peripheral nervous system
  25. What are the two parts of the peripheral nervous system?
    Somatic(voluntary) and Automatic(involuntary)
  26. What are the two nervous subdivisons in the autonomic nervous system?
    Sympatheic(arousing) and Parasympathetic(calming)
  27. In Parasympathetic your pupil dilates,true or false?
    False, sympathetic is when your pupil dilates and you have enhanced vision.
  28. Sympathetic or Parasympathetic: Relaxes lungs?
    Sympathetic
  29. Sympathetic or Parasympathetic:Slows heart beat
    Parasympathetic
  30. Sympathetic or Parasympathetic: The calm state?
    Parasympathic
  31. State of emergency: Sympathetic or Parasympathetic?
    Sympatheic
  32. The cells that process and transmit information in the nervous system
    Neurons
  33. What is the cell body of the neuron?
    Soma
  34. GABA is increased in the brain when you ____
    • drink
    • Gaba drinks alchol
  35. The part of the brain that is involved in fear and the discrimination of objects necessary for survival?
    Amygdala
  36. The part of the brains resposnible for the drives in men?
    Hypothalamus
  37. Cerebral Cortex governs the higher brain functions such as thinkging, learning and consviousness, true or false?
    True
  38. What part of the brain is involved in attention and cognitive control?
    Cingulate gyrus
  39. Does the thalamus relay information between lower and higher brain centers?
    Yes
  40. Governs sleep and arousal
    Pons
  41. The medulla governs what
    breathing and reflexes
  42. The hippocampus is involved in memory, true or false?
    True the hippo always remembers where he put the peanuts
  43. What are the 5 cortex of the brain?
    Prefrontal, motor, somatoseneory, auditpry, and visual cortex
  44. Right side of the brain is mostly
    perception, visual recognition, and emotion
  45. Left side of the brain is mostly language(speech and grammer)
    yeah
  46. Which lobe is responsible for your ability to think, plan, have creative ideas
    Frontal
  47. The lobe that is specialized for touch and perception?
    THe Parirtal Lobe
  48. The lobe that had a role in hearing, understanding language
    Temporal Lobe
  49. The MRI uses magnetic fields to see the brain structure, true or false?
    True
  50. The __________ uses magnetic fields to see brain activity
    fMRI

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