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Biological Bases of Behavior in Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What does the term neuroplasticity refer to?

Question 2 2. Anne is adopted and shows signs of bipolar disorder. How can a psychologist discover if this disorder is caused by genetics or environment?

Question 3 3. Which of the following does the pancreas regulate?

Question 4 4. The thyroid gland is located in the

Question 5 5. You go for a run around the track, and afterwards, you feel less anxiety and stress. Which neurotransmitter has been released to help you feel this way?

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Question 6 6. A neurotransmitter is a type of _____.

Question 7 7. What happens when someone has a stroke?

Question 8 8. Evolution allows for _____.

Question 9 9. Which part of the brain is composed of nerve cells that filter stimuli?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is not true about the periperal nervous system?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a symptom of a hyperactive thyroid?

Question 12 12. Twin and adopted studies help psychologists measure:

Question 13 13. Measuring electrical activity on the scalp is done by:

Question 14 14. The part of the neuron that receives signals is called a _____.

Question 15 15. Which part of the neuron do the neurotransmitters travel across to reach another neuron?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is true of the biological model of abnormality?

Question 17 17. Which of these is a weakness of the biological model?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is not true about sensory neurons?

Question 19 19. A neuron is a type of

Question 20 20. Low levels of serotonin may cause which of the following?

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Question 21 21. A 3D image of the brain is called a(n):

Question 22 22. A patient with schizophrenia is most likely to be treated with what type of medication?

Question 23 23. How can parts of the limbic system be remembered?

Question 24 24. During a refractory period, _____.

Question 25 25. There are many studies showing that people with psychological issues also have biological anomalies. This would indicate which of the following?

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Question 26 26. The oldest parts of the brain are the _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is TRUE about reflexes?

Question 28 28. Why would a specialist use a DTI?

Question 29 29. What are the symptoms people with Broca's aphasia have?

Question 30 30. Using magnets to get an image of the brain is a(n):

Biological Bases of Behavior in Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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