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Item that an experimenter measures to determine how changes in the independent variable affect it
Measure of the relationship between two variables, which are both outside the investigator's control
Assumption that all behavior has a cause, or determinant, in the observable world
Measurement of the amount of variation among scores in a normal distribution
Tranquilizers; medications that help people relax
Philisophical question of how the conscious mind is related to the physical nervous system, including the brain
Rear portion of each cerebral hemisphere, critical for vision
Neurotransmitter that promotes activity levels and facilitates movement
Definition that specifies the operation (or procedures) used to produce or measure something; a way to give is numerical value
Doctrine that behavior is caused by a person's independent decisions, not by external determinants
Subject's agreement to take part in an experiment after being told what to expect
Neuron on the receiving end of a synapse
Inactive pill that has no known pharmacological effects on the subjects in an experiment
Excitation that travels along an axon at a constant strength, no matter how far it must travel
Question of the relative roles played by heredity and enviornment in determining differences in behavior
Approach to personality and psychotherapy developed by Sigmund Freud, based on identifying unconscious thoughts and emotions and bringing them to consciousness
Processes of thinking, gaining, and dealing with knowledge
One who provides advice and consultation to police, lawyers, courts and other parts of the criminal justice system
Study in which neither the observer nor the subject know which subjects received which treament
Group of people picked in random fashion so that every individual in the population has an equal chance of being selected
Scientists' preference to the theory that explains the reults using the simplest assumptions
Psychology with engineering that works to facilitate the operation of machinery so that the average person can use it as efficiently and safely as possible
(with reference to a theory) Making sufficiently precise predictions that we can at least imagine evidence that would contradict the theory (if anyone has obtained such evidence)
Bulge at the end of an axon from which the axon releases a chemical called a neurotransmitter
One of the widely branching strctures of a neuron that receives transmissions from other neurons
Gaining traits biologically with genes
Large set of axons connecting the left and right hemispheres of the cerebral cortex and thus enabling the two hemispheres to communicate with each other
A gradual change in the frequency of various genes from one generation to the next
Electrical polarization that ordinarily occurs across the membrane of an axon that is not undergoing action potential
Each area of this gets its input from different parts of the body

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