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Test Bank For Psychology Themes And Variations 5th Edition by Wayne Weiten

Test Bank For Psychology Themes And Variations 5th Edition by Wayne Weiten

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Test Bank For Psychology Themes And Variations 5th Edition by Wayne Weiten

Ch. 3 – The Biological Basis of Behaviour

Mirna is walking home from school and decides to take a shortcut across a small park. As she is walking, a large dog comes running towards her, barking loudly. Mirna is terrified and feels her heart beating hard in her chest and her breathing becomes more erratic. The dog’s owner comes over quickly and takes the dog away. Luckily, Mirna is not injured. She then goes home and tells the story to her roommate.

1. Which part of Mirna’s nervous system was activated when she saw the dog?

A. Her sympathetic nervous system

B. Her parasympathetic nervous system

C. Her afferent nervous system

D. Her efferent nervous system

ANSWER: A

2. Which neurotransmitter is most likely to have been released in Mirna’s nervous system when she saw the dog?

A. Epinephrine

B. Dopamine

C. Norepinephrine

D. Adrenaline

ANSWER: C

3. Which part of Mirna’s endocrine system was activated during the incident?

A. Her ovaries

B. Her pancreas

C. Her adrenal glands

D. Her thyroid gland

ANSWER: C

4. If Mirna was in an fMRI machine during her encounter with the dog, which of the following brain areas would show the biggest activation?

A. Her hippocampus

B. Her amygdala

C. Her frontal lobe

D. Her thalamus

ANSWER: B

5. Which part of Mirna’s nervous system was activated while she was sitting on the couch and telling the story to her roommate?

A. Her sympathetic nervous system

B. Her parasympathetic nervous system

C. Her afferent nervous system

D. Her efferent nervous system

ANSWER: B

6. If Mirna was in an fMRI machine while she was telling the story with the dog incident to her roommate, which of the following brain areas would show the biggest activation?

A. Her hippocampus

B. Her amygdala

C. Her hypothalamus

D. Her thalamus

ANSWER: A

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