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Homework answers / question archive / Question 1 1 / 1 pts For James, the origin of the variations in organisms is the inheritance of acquired characteristics; crucial to the understanding of evolution; adaptation to the immediate environment; irrelevant to the working of evolution

Question 1 1 / 1 pts For James, the origin of the variations in organisms is the inheritance of acquired characteristics; crucial to the understanding of evolution; adaptation to the immediate environment; irrelevant to the working of evolution

Psychology

Question 1

1 / 1 pts

For James, the origin of the variations in organisms is

the inheritance of acquired characteristics;

crucial to the understanding of evolution;

adaptation to the immediate environment;

irrelevant to the working of evolution.

 

Question 2

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For James, consciousness  

is essentially a mirror of the world;

is a tool that enables an organism to pursue its own interests;

is an epiphenomenon;

can be reduced to physiological processes.

 

Question 3

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For James, the worth of an idea is to be found by enquiring into its  

origins;

consequences;

biological underpinnings;

acceptance by the population at large.

 

Question 4

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James thought that were asre prone to think that consciousness is composed of discrete elements because  

the sensory organs are composed of discrete elements;

objects themselves are composed of discrete elements;

the brain is composed of discrete elements;

we are more keenly aware of the stable, substantive, parts of consciousness than the fleeting, transitive parts of consciousness that tie thing together.

 

Question 5

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For James, the continuity of the self rests on the continuity of  

experienced sensation;

the whole physical body;

the brain only;

a spiritual substance.

 

Question 6

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For James, the mind  

actively adds structure to experience;

actively finds structure in experience;

passively records sensory input;

passively adapts to the environment.

 

Question 7

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For James, the spatiality of our sensations is  

something that is inferred from non-spatial sensations;

something that is added by the organisation of our sensations into an innate spatial framework;

an intrinsic characteristic of sensations themselves;

added by association with the sense of touch.

 

Question 8

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For James, the essential role of attention is

selective;

constructive;

reactive;

evaluative.

 

Question 9

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For James, the fact that we focus on aspects of the flux of experience in accordance with our interests means that  

we can believe whatever we like;

all encompassing absolute knowledge is beyond finite minds;

all our knowledge claims are suspect;

there is no such thing as knowledge.

 

Question 10

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According to James, an enhanced sense of meaningfulness is a feature of mystical experiences because

we are too embarrassed to admit that these experiences might be meaningless;

our threshold for credulity decreases;

we become aware, in such states, of relations of which are not normally aware;

cultural pressure results in us interpreting them in an overgenerous way.

 

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