PSY 340 Week 1 Quiz

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PSY 340 Week 1 Quiz For more classes visit Week One Quiz Multiple Choice Choose the correct option for each question. 1. Chromosomes consist of large, double-stranded molecules of: 2. Which of the following is NOT one of the many ways that genes can affect behavior? 3. Nerves from the central nervous system convey information to the muscles and glands by way of the: 4. When researchers try to estimate the heritability of a human behavior, what are the main kinds of individuals they consider? 5. The sweat glands, adrenal glands, and muscles that constrict blood vessels have input from only the ____ nervous system. 6. The temporal lobe of the cerebral cortex is the primary target for which kind of sensory information? 7. Suppose a virus damaged only the dorsal roots of the spinal cord, but not the ventral roots. What would happen to the sensory and motor abilities of the affected area? 8. Units of heredity that maintain their structural identity from one generation to another are: 9. Color vision deficiency is more common in males than in females because it is controlled by a: 10. The central nervous system is composed of: 11. Almost all humans have 23 pairs of which of the following? 12. In one family, all three children are homozygous for a recessive gene. What can be concluded about the parents? 13. If the spinal cord is cut at a given segment, the brain loses sensation at: 14. Changes in single genes are called: 15. Cortical blindness may result from the destruction of: 16. Damage to the ____ often causes people to lose their social inhibitions and to ignore the rules of polite conduct. 17. If a trait has high heritability: 18. If a person has difficulty determining which of two rhythms is faster, it is likely that she suffered damage to the: 19. Recessive genes manifest their effects only when the individual is ____ for them. 20. An impairment of eating, drinking, temperature regulation, or sexual behavior suggests possible damage to which brain structure? True or False Choose whether each statement is True or False. 1. Researchers have found specific genes linked to certain specific behaviors. a. True b. False 2. The parasympathetic nervous system activates the "fight or flight" response. a. True b. False 3. A strand of DNA serves as a template (model) for the synthesis of RNA molecules. a. True b. False 4. A tract in the spinal cord would most likely be found in the white matter. a. True b. False 5. The limbic system is important for motivation and emotional behaviors. a. True b. False Short Answer Answer the following questions in 50 to 100 words each. 1. What are the four lobes of the brain? What is each lobe responsible for?

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