Psychology Quiz


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Which of the following psychologists are most associated with dreams?

A. Freud

B. Bandura

C. Asch

D. Binet


A relatively psychologically active type of sleep when most of a person’s dreaming takes place; voluntary muscles are inhibited, making the person move very little.

A. Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep

B. Non-REM Sleep


Arguments as to whether psychological differences between men and women result from biological or social influences most clearly involve a debate over the issue of
A. evolution versus natural selection.
B. evolution versus natural selection.
C. structuralism versus functionalism.
D. nature versus nurture.


The ___ helps decide what memories transfer from the short to long term memory.
A. Hippocampus
B. Corpus Callosum
C. Hypothalamus
D. Cerebellum


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


An information, especially facts or numbers, collected to be examined and considered and used to help with making decisions. It is called?

A. Facts

B. Data

C. Input

D. Information simulation


The inability to get to sleep, stay asleep, or get a good quality of sleep.

A. Insomnia

B. Sleep Apnea

C. Narcolepsy

D. Microsleep


A state of consciousness in which a person is especially susceptible to suggestion.

A. Hypnosis

B. Dissociative State

C. Waking Consciousness


Records the waves of electrical activity (studies seizures)
A. EEG
B. MRI
C. CT Scan
D. fMRI


The ability of brain tissue to take on new functions, usually occurs after parts of the brain have been damaged
A. Neurogenesis
B. Brain Plasticity
C. Somatic Regeneration
D. Stem Cell Lesions


This is the gap or space between two neurons
A. Dendrites
B. Cell Body
C. Synapse
D. Axon


Which part of the neuron receives information and conducts it towards the cell body?
A. Synapse
B. Axon terminal
C. Dendrites
D. Nucleus


Tim is having difficulty processing anything hot when he touches something, which lobe is not functioning properly?

A. Occipital Lobe

B. Temporal Lobe

C. Parietal Lobe

D. Frontal Lobe


Which approach to psychology focuses on how we encode, process, store, and retrieve information?
A. biological
B. cognitive
C. evolutionary
D. psychodynamic


A type of snoring in which the person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more.

A. Sleep Apnea

B. Narcolepsy

C. Microsleep

D. Insomnia


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


The limbic system includes the __.
A. Cerebellum, Pons, Medulla
B. Hippocampus, Amygdala, Hypothalamus
C. Spinal cord, corpus callosum, amygdala
D. reticular formation, hypothalamus, cerebral cortex


The purpose of the myelin sheath is to:

A. receive signals from neurons, muscles, or sense organs

B. wrap around and insulate an axon

C. protect the nucleus of the cell body

D. drain dangerous electricity away from the brain


Aphasia or the loss/impairment of expressing language could result from damage to the ________.

A. Broca’s area

B. hippocampus

C. reticular formation

D. occipital lobe


This research method is a technique for ascertaining the self – reported attitudes or behaviors of a particular group, usually by questioning a representative, random sample of the group.
A. Survey
B. Observational
C. Correlational
D. Experiments
E. Case Study


Hunger controls are located within the brain’s:
A. hypothalamus.
B. medulla.
C. temporal lobe.
D. amygdala.


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


As sunlight decreases in the fall, the amount of serotonin released _________ and the amount of melatonin ________.

A. randomly fluctuates; decreases

B. randomly fluctuates; increases

C. decreases; increases

D. increases; decreases


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


Which kind of study can establish a cause-effect relationship between variables, assuming that the research is appropriate and well conceived?
A. survey
B. case study
C. correlational study
D. experiment




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