2009 10 12 135304 Week 2 Questions by 917mMF

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									Question 1


       A class project required a student nurse to make hourly records of her own blood pressure and
       body temperature over a 30-day period. When the data were graphed, it became clear that these
       readings changed in a predictable way on a daily basis. The reason for this regularity is that many
       physiological processes are:



             determined by subconscious expectations.

             governed by circadian rhythms.

             controlled by daily lunar cycles.

             correlated with lunar rotation.


Question 2

       Of the following travelers, who would require the most time to recover from jet lag?
       Answer

             Mike, who is traveling east from Chicago to Paris

             Reba, who is traveling west from Paris to Chicago

             Kara, who is traveling north from Lima to Chicago

             Ben, who is traveling south from Chicago to Lima


Question 3

       The sleep disorder of narcolepsy occurs when individuals:



             fall unexpectedly into a deep sleep in the middle of daily activities.

             have difficulty falling asleep at the hour at which they would like.

             wake up earlier than desired, sometimes several times a night.

             stop breathing while they are sleeping.


Question 4

       An architect is designing apartments and wants them to be soundproof. She asks a psychologist
       what is the smallest amount of sound that can be heard. Her question is most related to:



             the absolute threshold.
              the difference threshold.

              Weber's law.

              the sensory receptors.


Question 5

       In a painting, an artist might want us to perceive that there are many people in the back of the
       room, even though the image of people standing in the front of the room partially covers those
       standing in the back. In this case, the artist is using the cue of:



              texture gradient.

              superposition.

              aerial perspective.

              retinal disparity.


Question 6

       Sensory information is interpreted through the process of:



              sensation.

              translation.

              perception.

              sensory adaptation.


Question 7


       Within the eye, there are about _________ cones and _________ rods.



              6 million; 125 million

              60 million; 125 million

              6 million; 12.5 million

              600 million; 1.25 million


Question 8

      What do most experts believe about hypnotic age regression?
               It is very useful in child abuse cases.

               It can help people clearly recall painful experiences from the past.

               It does not improve the recall of childhood events.

               It is only useful for recalling the details of non-traumatic experiences.


Question 9

         Jerry is in the process of getting a divorce and is having trouble at his job. Previously he had not
         had any sleep disorders but is bothered by one now. Which disorder would he most likely have
         developed?
         Answer

                Sleep apnea

                Narcolepsy

                Insomnia

                Sleeptalking


Question 10


         Dreams occurring during _________ sleep are briefer, less fragmented, and less likely to involve
         visual images compared to _________ sleep.
         Answer

                REM; non-REM

                non-REM; REM

                hypnagogic; REM

                hypnagogic; non-REM


Question 11

Question 11

         Discuss the experience of pain, and describe the impact of culture on the perception of pain.
         Answer

Question 12

Question 12

        Explain the importance of REM sleep and dreams.
Essay Questions 11 & 12 Responses should be complete. Generally 200 to 300 words are
required for a complete answer to an essay question. Should be primarily in your own words. If
you paraphrase or quote words or ideas from your course textbook or other resources, you
should cite your sources.

								
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