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Psychology Quiz


Dr. Winkle conducts basic research on the systematic changes in intelligence associated with aging. It is most likely that Dr. Winkle is a(n) ________ psychologist.
A. biological
B. social
C. developmental
D. industrial-organizational

96% of people fall within 30 points of what IQ score?

A. 80

B. 90

C. 100

D. 110

Scientists conducted a study involving two variables. Their research indicated a strong positive correlation between the two variables. This means that

A. as one variable increases, the other decreases

B. there is no observable association between the variables

C. there has been an error in the calculations

D. as one variable increases, the other also increases

E. there is a very good chance the two variables are causal

What type psychology did Abraham Maslow & Carl Rogers belong to?

A. clinical

B. developmental

C. humanistic

D. physiobiological

What is a hypothesis?

A. an educated guess

B. an absolute solution

C. a random guess

D. an experiment

Which subfield of psychology is the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another?
A. educational
B. social
C. human factors
D. counseling

Loss of sleep.

A. Sleep Deprivation

B. Microsleep

C. Narcolepsy

D. Non-REM Sleep

Which subfield is illustrated: children learn to roll over, sit up, crawl, and walk in a particular order regardless of what part of the world they are born

A. Developmental Psychology

B. Experimental Psychology

C. Cognitive Psychology

D. Environmental Psychology

Shows brain function by using a radioactive glucose solution (active neurons love glucose)
B. CT Scan
C. PET Scan

This research method is a descriptive technique in which one individual or group is studied in depth in the hope of revealing universal principles
A. Case Study
B. Survey
C. Observational
D. Correlational
E. Experiments

Which of the following processes has begun as soon as special receptor cells for the senses are activated?

A. perception

B. adaptation

C. habituation

D. sensation

Makes decisions, plans, reasons, and carries out behaviors
A. Frontal Lobe
B. Parietal Lobe
C. Occipital Lobe
D. Temporal Lobe

What is a theory?

A. a guess on how something works

B. a tested conclusion accepted as true

C. a story explaining how the world works

D. an assumption

Group A received progressive relaxation training prior to test taking, while Group B received no treatment. Group A is the _______________, while Group B is the _______________.

A. treatment group; placebo group

B. experimental group; control group

C. control group; treatment group

D. placebo group; control group

E. experimental group; observation-only group

The smallest difference between two stimuli that can be detected 50% of the time is called

A. absolute threshold

B. difference threshold

C. sensory adaptation

D. subliminal perception

Which perspective would focus on the extent to which different styles of parenting are encouraged among various ethnic communities?
A. cognitive
B. psychodynamic
C. social-cultural
D. biological

The point at which a change in sensory stimulation is detected is called the

A. absolute threshold

B. psychological equation

C. just noticeable difference 

D. Weber effect

Which subfield is illustrated: decreased levels of dopamine in the brain potentially causes Parkinson’s disease.

A. Educational Psychology

B. Clinical Psychology

C. Cognitive Psychology

D. Neuroscience

Broca’s Area is found in the __.
A. Right frontal lobe
B. temporal lobe
C. occipital lobe
D. left frontal lobe

Contemporary psychology is best defined as the scientific study of

A. thoughts, feelings, and perceptions.

B. behavior and mental processes.

C. conscious and unconscious mental activity.

D. observable responses to the environment.

The first psychology laboratory was established by
A. Wilhelm Wundt.
B. William James.
C. Sigmund Freud.
D. John B. Watson.

Chemical messengers produced by the endocrine glands are called___.

A. antagonists

B. neurotransmitters

C. hormones

D. enzymes

Which of the following subfields of psychology conducts applied research?
A. developmental
B. social
C. personality
D. clinical

What is the chemical used by a neuron to transmit an impulse across a synapse to another nerve cell?
A. Neurotransmitters
B. Synapse
C. Threshold
D. Impulse

The biggest danger of relying on case-study evidence is that it
A. is based on naturalistic observation.
B. may be unrepresentative of what is generally true.
C. overestimates the importance of operational definitions.
D. leads us to underestimate the causal relationships between events.


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