The Story of Psychology
Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
Emotions, Stress, and Health
The Biology of the Mind
100

Psychology is an empirical science. This means that psychology attempts to...

remain evidence-based

100

True or False

A cause can be determined from correlation.

False

100

Dr. Paul Ekman found major differences in facial expression across cultures with significant in-group emotional accuracy.

False

100

This is the fatty tissue encasing the axons.

Myelin Sheath

200

This theory contributed to psychology by hypothesizing about the unconscious mind and how childhood experiences contributed to mental health.

Freudian Psychology

200

A hypothesis is...

a testable prediction.

200

This historical emotional theory states that arousal and emotion occur at the same time.

Cannon-Bard Theory

200

Plasticity refers to the brain’s ability to...

Change

300

What are the three basic attitudes that make modern science possible?

Skepticism, Humility, Curiosity

300

Emma is working to test and retest the results of Asch's line study by holding multiple similar studies and comparing results to see if Asch's basic findings can be reproduced. This is known as...

Replication
300

Elon Musk is feeling quite depressed today. He has just found out that Jeff Bezos made more than $4 million than he did last year. Despite his wealth, Elon's comparison of himself to someone else appears to be the source of his depression. This is known as...  

Relative Deprivation

300

Leonard is unable to form new memories due to a terrible accident to this region of the brain. Alzheimer's, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and anterograde amnesia also involve this region that is involved in explicit memory formation.

The Hippocampus

400

What are the three basic levels of psychological analysis?

Sociological, Psychological, Biological

400

Dr. Bandura is interested in studying television's influence on aggression. To study this, he designs an experiment where one group of children are shown a violent cartoon and another group is not. Then the children are placed in a room with a punching bag. Dr. Bandura records if the children hit the punching bag and finds that children exposed to violent cartoons hit the bag more often than those who were not.

Exposure to a violent cartoon.

400

This is the behavioral medicine subfield of psychology.

Health Psychology

400

This division of the nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord.

Central Nervous System

500

This early psychological school trained participants in introspection to discover the mind's structure.

Structuralism

500

What are the APA guidelines researchers must follow when working with human experiments?

Obtain informed consent.

Keep information about individual participants confidential.

Fully debrief people.

Protect participants from greater-than-usual harm and discomfort.

500

Martin Seligman was interested in studying human flourishing and promote the strengths and virtues of his clients. Also known as...

Positive Psychology

500

Homer is at work when the alarm for the nuclear reactor goes off. At first, it startles him but then he remembers they are having a test that day and he calms down and eats a donut. What part of Homer's nervous system down-regulates his physiology after this startling arousal?

The parasympathetic nervous system

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