1. What is the study of psychology?
A. Study of the mind B. Study of the brain C. Study of behavior D. All of the above
2. Name 2 tools used to study behavior:
3. What 2 tasks have the most errors?
______________ and _____________
4. What part of psychological studies include thoughts and emotions? A. The brain B. Behavior C. The mind
5. What procedure shows the various active parts of the brain? A. MRI B. FMRI C. CT scan D. MRA
6. What science measures how the stars move?
A. Astrology B. Astronomy C. Starology D. Agrostology
7. What kind of science depends on observation and experimentation? ___________________
8. Does The hot hand theory Exist? Yes or No. (After a basketball shooter has made 2 or 3 shots in a row, that shooter will be more likely to make the next shot than after missing the last 2 or 3 shots.)
9. Who was not part of prescientific psychology?
A. Plato B. Aristotle C. Al Kindi D. Sigmund Freud
10. Where did Francis Bacon believe knowledge came from? A. The senses B. you’re born with it C. school
11. If you see that one side of a sheep has been shorn and use that to assume the other side of the sheep has been shorn that makes you a:
A. Rationalist B. Empiricist
12. Who discovered that our theories may be biased? A. Francis Bacon B. Plato C. John Stuart Mill D. Sigmund Freud 13. Who founded the worlds 1st psychology lab?
A. Edward Titchener B. Wilhem Wundt C. William James D. Sigmund Freud
14. If you are experiencing increased heart rate, sweaty palms, and dilated eyes, what emotion are you expressing?
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A. Joy B. Relief C. Sadness D. Fear
15. Which psychologist didn’t do any research to see if his methods were helping people?
A. Sigmund Freud B. Wilhelm Wundt C. Francis Bacon D. Plato 16. Where did people originally think psychological disorders came from?
A. Teeth B. Women’s reproductive Systems C. All of the above 17. Who focused strictly on observable behavior?
A. Aristotle B. Wundt & Bacon C. Watson & Skinner D. Freud
18. What are the 3 levels of psychological analysis? A. Biological, Psychological, Sociocultural
B. Biological, Emotional, Experimental
C. Pathological, Psychological, Sociocultural
D. Psychological, Emotional, Observational
19. What level does looking at emotional processes fall under? A. Biological B. Psychological C. Emotional
20. Define hostile cognitive bias
21. What kind of personality has a “go get it” attitude? A. Type A B. Type B C. Type C
22. What level does a social psychologist study?
A. Sociocultural B. Biological C. Observational
23. Overconfidence is ___________.
A. Uncommon B. common in educated people C. common in uneducated people
24. Which is not a step of the Scientific Method?
A. Perform a controlled test B. Form a hypothesis C. Keep your results a secret
E. None of the above Don't forget about the age old question of What is oligosaccharide?
25. If the correlation coefficient is +.80 for the relationship between the amount of people who eat breakfast in the morning & the amount of people who go to bed before 11 p.m., what kind of relationship is this?
A. Positive, Strong B. Inverse, strong C. Positive, weak D. Inverse, weak 26. What is a spurious relationship?
A. b causes a B. c causes b&a C. a causes b
27. Are correlations bad science?
A. Yes B. No
28. Which type of variable can we not manipulate? A. Weather B. Setting C. Personality D. Time
29. The factor manipulated is the ______ variable and we see how that effects the ______ variable. Don't forget about the age old question of Statutory law, means what?
A. Dependent, Independent B. Independent, Dependent C. Independent, Independent
30. To make an experiment valid we must use __________ when dividing participants in a study. We also discuss several other topics like What is the meaning of hedonism?
A. Operational definitions B. Co-variation C. Longevity D. Random assignment
31. If the left side of the classroom averaged 85% on a test and the right side averaged 84% on a test, would this be a significant difference?
A. Yes B. No C. I can’t tell from the information provided 32. What percent of probability do scientists allow in their experiments for statistical significance?
A. 50% B. 95% C. 25% D. 5%
33. The building blocks of the nerve system are
A. Proteins B. Protons C. Neurons D. Axons
34. Draw and label a Neuron
35. How many neurons can one neuron communicate with? A. 100 B. 50,000 C. 100,000 D. 12,000
36. In intraneural communication, where does the information start and where is it sent to?
A. Dendrites, terminal buttons B. Dendrites, Axon C. Axon, Dendrites D. terminal buttons, dendrites If you want to learn more check out To what certainty does descartes’ methodical doubt lead?
37. Interneural communication occurs (in/between) neurons. 38. Acetyl choline is in charge of _______
A. Heart rate B. achieving goals C. slowing down mental processes D. Motor control
39. A release of epinephrine increases ______.
A. Cravings B. Heart rate C. Emotions D. Sleepiness
40. Epinephrine and Norepinephrine are used (together/separately) 41. Which drug causes results that are similar to GABA? A. Cocaine B. Alcohol C. Heroine D. Xanax
42. SSRI is supposed to make you feel _____.
A. Happy B. Angry C. Depressed D. Sick
43. Which is more plastic, the brain of a child or an adult. A. Adult B. Child C. Both are equal
44. What are the three types of neurons?
45. Where is the thalamus located?
A. Brain stem B. Thalamus C. Spinal Cord
1. D We also discuss several other topics like Why is it so hot in summer?
2. Interviews, Surveys, Laboratory Tasks
3. Interviews & surveys
7. Empirical science
8. No 2.
20. Whatever behavior is easiest to draw from memory is the behavior you’re most likely to have.
34. 35. B
44. Sensory, motor, reflexes 45. B