Exam 1(psychology)

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  1. which psychologist is associated with behaviorism?
    Skinner
  2. a psychologist that studies a person's change throughout their life
    developmental psychologist
  3. "inside" mental processes such as feelings, thoughts, and dreams are known as
    cognitive activites
  4. a branch of psychology that has nothing to do with helping people
    consumer
  5. would assume a physical problem
    biological
  6. behavior might be a result of someone's ethnic background
    sociocultural perspective
  7. center on the patient's perception
    Gestalt theories
  8. typical "reason" for psychotic behavior in middle ages
    witchcraft
  9. who believed that the cause of behavior was unconscious to patients?
    Freud
  10. the "father of psychology" and founder of the school of structual
    Wundt
  11. the school of thought in psychology that tends to focus on the patient's perspective
    gestalt
  12. suggests that behavior are latent tendencies left over from their ancestors
    Evolutionary
  13. what is based on proportions of the target population?
    stratified sample
  14. what are used to scan the brain?
    • P.E.T. scan
    • M.R.I.
    • C.A.T. scan
  15. the relay center for messages in the brain
    thalamus
  16. chemical messages that are sent through the nervous system
    neurotransmitters
  17. part of the nueron sending the message to the next cell
    axon terminals
  18. what are the three major sections of the brain?
    Mid, Hind, and Fore
  19. responsible for the secretion of growth hormones
    Pituitary
  20. lining that connects the 2 hemispheres of the brain
    Corpus callosum
  21. the receiver of chemical messages on a nueron
    dendrites
  22. parts of the nervous system are??
    brain, spinal cord, and brain stem
  23. fatty substance that covers the axon
    myelin sheath
  24. part of the brain that is responsible for waking someone from a sleep stage
    Reticular Activating System
  25. an aunt or uncle that is related to you by blood, what percentage of genes are the same?
    25%
  26. the least amount of stimulus that any one of the body's sensory organs can detect
    absoute threshold
  27. the part of the eye that control the amount of light let in
    pupil
  28. the photoreceptors that are responsible for color vision is
    the cones
  29. the amount of vibrations a sound wave denotes
    pitch
  30. damage to the cochlea or the nerve cells themselves would result in
    sensorinueral deafness

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