12 emotional behaviors

  1. Psychologists typically define emotion in terms of the following three components:
    cognitions, feelings, and actions.
  2. Which evidence is most detrimental to the James-Lange theory?
    Patients with pure autonomic failure experience emotions.
  3. Which of the following is characterized by extreme sympathetic nervous system arousal?
    panic disorder
  4. The Behavioral Activation System is associated with:
    low to moderate arousal, tendency to approach new objects, and pleasant mood.
  5. Impulsive behavior and poor decisions are common symptoms of:
    prefrontal damage.
  6. A study of conduct disorders and aggressive behavior in adopted children supported the generalization that:
    behaviors depend on a combination of genes and environment, not on either one alone.
  7. The concentration of 5-HIAA in the blood, cerebrospinal fluid, or urine provides an estimate of:
    serotonin turnover.
  8. One explanation for why having genes for low serotonin turnover may be beneficial in monkeys is that:
    an intermediate level of aggression prevents them from being too fearful or too violent.
  9. Suppose you want to DECREASE the aggressive behavior of an animal, and all you are allowed to use is a nutritional supplement. Which might be a good choice?
    increase tryptophan
  10. A startle reflex occurs in response to:
    an unexpected loud noise.
  11. The ________ receives axons from the amygdala and sends axons to the pons to control the startle response.
  12. The enhanced startle reflex in the presence of a feared stimulus would be reduced by all of the following methods EXCEPT:
    stimulating CCK receptors in the amygdala.
  13. A combination of benzodiazepines and alcohol should be avoided because:
    each magnifies the effects of the other.
  14. Stress activates two systems. One is the:
    HPA axis, which becomes increasingly important with prolonged stressors.
  15. Which type of leukocyte attaches to an intruder and produces a specific antibody to attack the intruder's antigen?
    B cell
  16. One of the main differences between natural killer cells and T cells is that natural killer cells
    attack several kinds of intruders.
  17. The classical illness behaviors such as fever, sleepiness, and lack of appetite are caused by:
    the immune system's production of cytokines.
  18. Aged people with the highest cortisol levels tend to be those with the:
    greatest memory problems.
  19. Among identical twins, if one of them has PTSD, then the other is also likely to have a:
    small hippocampus.
  20. The ________, which is so important for emotional processing, is essential for the extreme emotional impact that produces PTSD.
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12 emotional behaviors