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1. What is the definition of hormones?

  • 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
  • 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
  • Chemical substances that circulate in the bloodstream and only affect target organs
  • An organ in the body that synthesises substances such as hormones
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2. What is the correct definition of a phenotype?

  • The product of what happens when the genetic make-up interferes with the environment (such as height)
  • An individuals genetic make-up which occurs at conception and provides the genetic code for how that individual will develop (such as eye colour)

3. What model of memory demonstrates the theoretical model?

  • Multi-store model of memory
  • Working memory model

4. 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

5. Which psychologist carried out a study that demonstrates how schema are different for different individuals?

  • Bartlett
  • Hofling
  • Ainsworth
  • Peterson and Peterson



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