Ehs Ap Psychology Unit 3b Bio Bases Of Behavior The Brain

Somnambulism (sleep walking) – A person arises and wanders about while remaining asleep.
Monocular Cues – depth cues, such as interposition and linear perspective, available to either eye alone
Disadvantages of using experiments – 1. Does not address the first two goals of psychology: describing and predicting behavior
2. Experiments conducted in a laboratory setting may create an artificial atmosphere
3. Sometimes employing the experimental method is simply not possible for ethical or practical reasons
Primary Reinforcer – Satisfy basic needs. They are unlearned.
transduction – Conversion of one form of energy into another. In sensation, the transforming of stimulus energies into neural impulses.
socrates – ancient greek who believed that people could learn much about themselves through introspection
conduction deafness – an inability to hear resulting from damage to structures of the middle or inner ear
pons – controls coordinated movement
Random Sample – every person in a large population has equal chance of being included in survey
monoezygotic twins – identical twins formed when one zygote splits into two separate masses of cells, each of which develops into a separate embryo
During a routine visit with his primary care physician John is diagnosed with COPD. His doctor urges him to stop smoking cigarettes. However, John denies that his cigarette smoking is a problem and asks his doctor about alternative treatment methods. It is safe to assume that John is in what stage of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change?
Compliance – Conforming to a request or demand
Retrograde Amnesia – An inability to retrieve information from one's past after damage to part of the brain.
Expository Teaching – A kind of teaching which stresses that students identify the underlying relationships between different concepts and ideas to enhance their understanding.
Correlation research – An investigation into the possible association of two variables.
Inhibitory PSP – An electric potential that decreases the likelihood that a postsynaptic neuron will fire action potentials.
Bipolar Disorder – a mood disorder in which the person alternates between the hopelessness and lethargy of depression and the overexcited state of mania. (Formerly called manic-depressive disorder)
During а rоutine visit with his primаry cаre physician Jоhn is diagnоsed with COPD. His doctor urges him to stop smoking cigarettes. However, John denies that his cigarette smoking is a problem and asks his doctor about alternative treatment methods. It is safe to assume that John is in what stage of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change?
Psychodynamic theories – All the diverse theories descended from the work of Sigmund Freud that focus on unconscious mental forces.
Anorexia Nervosa – Compulsion to lose weight, coupled with certainty about being fat despite being 15 percent or more underweight
The Principles of Psychology – psychology book written by William James

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