Psychology

Q: The halo effect refers to

(a) :  the technique in which the frequency of various behaviors is recorded.
(b) :  the use of ambiguous or unstructured stimuli.
(c) :  the process of admitting experience into consciousness.
(d) :  the tendency to generalize a favorable or unfavorable first impression to unrelated details of personality.
(e) :  None of the Above
Answer:  the tendency to generalize a favorable or unfavorable first impression to unrelated details of personality.
Explanation:  

Q: By using electrical stimulation, reward (or "pleasure centers") and punishment (or "aversive" areas) can be shown to exist in the

(a) :  corpus callosum.
(b) :  limbic system.
(c) :  occipital lobe.
(d) :  thalamus
(e) :  None of the Above
Answer:  limbic system.
Explanation:  

Q: Which of the following is characteristic of good parenting?

(a) :  "hothousing"
(b) :  forced teaching
(c) :  flooding the infant with stimuli
(d) :  consistency
(e) :  None of the Above
Answer:  consistency
Explanation:  

Q: Recent evidence suggests that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana,

(a) :  is harmless.
(b) :  is physically addictive.
(c) :  is fatal in mild doses.
(d) :  accumulates in fatty tissue.
(e) :  None of the above
Answer:  accumulates in fatty tissue.
Explanation:  

Q: The "all-or-nothing event" refers to the fact that

(a) :  nerve cells are continuously active.
(b) :  action potentials occur completely or not at all.
(c) :  an electrical current crosses the synapse completely or not at all.
(d) :  all the neurons in a particular "lobe" of the brain fire or none of them fire.
(e) :  None of the Above
Answer:  action potentials occur completely or not at all.
Explanation:  

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