1. What effect does alcohol have on the brain? (Points: 2)
Alcohol impairs activities in the portion of the brain responsible for inhibitions.
Alcohol increases the activity in the portion of the brain responsible for inhibitions.
Alcohol increases the activity in the brain that affects physical responses.
Alcohol increases the activity in the portion of the brain responsible for emotional responses.
According to the Frustration-Aggression Principle, the immediate response to
3. Which of these fits the definition of psychological aggression? (Points: 2)
A dentist makes a patient wince in pain.
A basketball player, running at full speed, slams the basketball through
the hoop for two points.
A volleyball player deliberately tries to spike the ball in someone’s face.
A Girl Scout accidentally trips an elderly man as he crosses the street.
4. Which psychological approach emphasizes peoples’ perceptions and thought
processes as factors in their behavior? (Points: 2)
5. People who believe in a just world ______. (Points: 2)
perform acts of kindness expecting to be rewarded for
their good deeds
sympathize with former smokers with lung cancer
volunteer to work in places like hospices for AIDS patients
believe most people with problems are basically good
6. Which of the psychological approaches emphasizes the role of the
unconscious in acting on aggression? (Points: 2)
7. What could be defined as an unselfish concern for others? (Points: 2)
8. The more children saw violence on television, the more likely that
they thought violence was normal. This is an example of: (Points: 2)
9. What is intervention? (Points: 2)
an interruption of the addiction process
entering into someone else’s private Internet relationship
lurking in the shadows of an Internet chat room
the actions of members of a 12-step program when they monitor all other members of the group
10. A culture that has been exposed to alcohol for a long time: (Points: 2)
is more likely to have a high rate of alcoholism
is more likely to have a low consumption of any type of alcohol
is less likely to have a high rate of alcoholism
is less likely to have a high consumption of wine and beer.
11. What is a placebo? (Points: 2)
one of the brain chemicals tied to alcoholism
one of the types of stimulants
a type of medication used to ease heroin addicts’ withdrawal side effects.
something that looks like the real substance but has none of the properties of the real substance.
12. What is the first step in recovery from addiction? (Points: 2)
Recognition of a problem
13. Barbiturates are: (Points: 2)
a type of stimulant
a type of inhalant
a type of cocaine
a type of depressant
14. Which psychological approach would be concerned with the role of genetics in addiction? (Points: 2)
15. Which category of drugs is likely to produce symptoms of dizziness, sleeplessness, high blood pressure, and decreased appetite? (Points: 2)
16. At what level of the addiction progression are people driven by deep needs that are difficult to refrain from acting upon? (Points: 2)
17. What is the approximate capacity of short-term memory? (Points: 2)
18. When you associate and combine items that you must remember in relationships in order to decrease the number of items that you have to process, this is known as: (Points: 2)
19. What are the brain chemicals used for processing memory? (Points: 2)
20. What are the gaps between neurons? (Points: 2)
21. What is the holding tank for memory that stores information until the brain decides what to do with it? (Points: 2)