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1. Which of these is NOT a basic assumption of the social learning theory approach?

  • Behaviour is learned from observing others and the reinforcement or punishment they receive and imitating the behaviour
  • Behaviour is learned through experience
  • Behaviour is learned from the environment through observation
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2. What is the definition of adrenaline?

  • The way an animal responds when stressed. The body becomes physiologically aroused in readiness to fight or flee
  • A hormone produced by the adrenal glands which is part of the body's immediate stress response system. It has a strong effect on the cells of the cardiovascular system
  • One of the body's major information systems that instructs glands to release large quantities of hormones directly into the blood stream which disappear quickly and have powerful effects
  • An organ in the body that synthesises substances such as hormones
  • Chemical substances that circulate in the bloodstream and only affect target organs

3. What is a schema?

  • A cognitive representation of our ideas about a person or situation
  • A 'plan' in the brain for how our behaviours are going to be
  • An response to a new stimulus

4. Which of these are mediating processes?

  • Attention, Absorption, Recreation, Motivation
  • Observation, Absorption, Recreation, Motivation
  • Attention, Retention, Reproduction, Motivation
  • Observation, Retention, Reproduction, Motivation

5. What is the role of the motor neuron?

  • These carry signals from the CNS which helps both organs, including glands and muscles, function
  • These tell the rest of the brain about the external and internal environment by processing information taken from one of the five senses. They carry messages from the PNS to the CNS
  • These carry messages from one part of the CNS to another. They connect motor and sensory neurons




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