Random questions for Unit 3 Biological rhythms and sleep with answers, formed by myself using the AQA A psychology textbook by Cara Flanagan aswell as using a new 2012 AQA A psychology book produced by Jean-Marc Lawton

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Risha Parmar
Sleep Quiz 2012 Psychology Unit 3
1. What did chronotherapeutics find in relation to taking medicine?
2. Changing body temperature effects cognitive performance- True or False?
3. Core body temperature is at its highest at a) 6.00am b) 4.00pm, c)4.00am,
or d)6.00pm
4. What happens during stage 2 of the sleep stage?
5. Growth hormones are released during stage: a) 4, or b) 5
6. What increases during REM and what occurs?
7. What hormone is secreted more due to SAD and what are its effects?
8. Study: 15 volunteers participated in a study where they slept in a sleep lab,
they were woken up at different times and light was shone on the back of
their knees- what were the findings to this study, and more importantly
why was light shone there?
9. What stage of sleep is more affected due to sleep deprivation?
10. Explain individual differences of sleep deprivation?
11. What did American football teams find about jet travel/jet lag? (reference
to phase delay and phase advance)
12. How do social customs help to reset Biological Rhythms?
13. The two-toed sloth sleeps for ___________ hours whereas the giraffe sleeps for
__________ hours
14. Babies have more REM (active sleep) then adults- True or false?
15. What are the percentages for REM in: Premature babies, children, adults
and the elderly?
16. Do older people experience phase advance or phase delay?
17. Why are babies sleep pattern considered to be `adaptive'?
18. What are the issue with case studies when investigating sleep?
19. What occurs during SWS, and what are the consequences of a lack of SWS?
20. During REM sleep, unwanted memories are discarded- True or false?
21. Consolidation of REM is related to the production of ______________ memory
whereas the consolidation of the SWS is related to ________________ memory
and ______________ memory.
22. What is microsleep?
23. Compare the effect of sleep deprivation amongst rats and pigeons?
24. Intense sleep increases the REM sleep stage, true or false?
25. Protein synthesis occurs during REM sleep, true or false?
26. 3 types and 3 classifications of insomnia?

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Causes of primary insomnia?
28. 3 risk factors associated with insomnia? - explain each briefly
29. What is sleep restriction?
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Sleep Quiz 2012 Psychology Unit 3- ANSWERS
1. Chronotherapeautic's found that there were certain times during the day when
taking a specific drug/ medication would be more effective and have a peak
absorption rate, this real world application knowledge has potential to advise
others on effectiveness of drug consumption.
2. Changing the core body temperature does effect cognitive performance, this
was shown by Giesbrecht et al. (1993) who found that placing participants in
cold water worsened their performance, however contradicting research didn't
find any difference.…read more

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The percentage of REM in premature babies is 90%, children 30%, Adults 25%
and elderly 20%
16. Older people are more likely to experience phase advance, they are more likely
to wake up earlier and go to sleep earlier.
17. Babies sleep pattern is considered to be adaptive as it allows mothers to get on
with other their chores during the day, enhancing their survival.
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Sleep restriction is therapy to help deal/cure insomnia, it involves restricting a
person's sleep to a few hours a night then gradually increasing the hours until a
normal night of sleep is experienced.
30. Insomniacs are less likely to experience hyper arousal when awake and asleep-
false, they are more likely to experience hyper arousal making it difficult for them
to sleep.…read more


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