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Psychology, Practice Questions for Exam 1

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Psychology, Practice Questions for Exam 1 25763

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These are just some practice questions to help boost your test grade! You can even turn these into flashcards if you want! :)
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This 5 page Study Guide was uploaded by Amneris Santiago on Tuesday February 9, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to 25763 at Old Dominion University taught by BLAKE BENT in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 215 views. For similar materials see INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY in Psychlogy at Old Dominion University.

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Practice Questions NOTE: These questions DO NOT come directly from the test. Memorizing the answers for these questions WILL NOT help you on the test. Use these questions as a tool for studying and testing your knowledge. 1. Which of the following early psychologists would have been most likely to agree with the statement, “The study of the mind should focus on how it functions in everyday life”?
 a. Wilhelm Wundt b. William James c. Johnson Watson d. Sigmund Freud
 2. Which of the following professionals in psychology has no medical training but has a doctoral degree?
 a. Psychiatrist b. Psychiatric nurse c. Psychiatric social worker d. Psychologist
 3. Apsychologist is interested in finding out why married couples seemingly begin to look like each other after several years of marriage. This psychologist is most interested in the goal of 
 a. Description b. Explanation c. Prediction d. Control
 4. Aresearcher asks an assistant to conduct a study on her behalf. She specifically tells her assistant only to share the results anonymously and not include the names of the students along with their scores. Such an experiment would be considered a
 a. Double-blind experiment b. Single-blind experiment c. Correlational study d. Laboratory observation
 5. Dr. Rose gives a standardized personality test to a group of psychology majors in January and again in March. Each individual’s score remained nearly the same over the two- month period. From this, Dr. Rose can infer that the test is _______.
 a. Reliable b. Generalizable c. Objective d. Verified
 6. Apsychologist is completing a naturalistic observation study of children’s aggressive behavior on a playground. She says that aggression is “any verbal or physical act that appears to be intended to hurt or control another child.” She then goes on to list specific examples. It appears that the psychologist is attempting to establish a(n):
 a. Good relationship with the children b. Variable c. Observational definition d. Operational definition
 7. Which of the following correlation coefficients shows the weakest relationship between two variables?
 a. +.54 b. -.72 c. +1.1 d. +.10
 8. What does it mean to say that two variables are negatively correlated?
 a. An increase in one variable is associated with a decrease in the other b. An increase in one variable is associated with an increase in the other c. Adecrease in one variable is associated with a decrease in the other d. The two variables have no relationship
 9. Aresearcher sets up an experiment to test a new anti-depressant medication. One group receives the treatment, and the other receives a placebo. The researcher then measures depression using a standardized self-report measure. What is the independent variable in this case?
 a. Whether the individuals scored high or low on the depression measure b. Whether the individuals received the treatment or a placebo c. Whether the individuals were experiencing depression before the study began d. Whether the individuals’depression decreased or increased during the study period
 10. In a memory study, researchers have participants study a list of words, and then tell them it was the wrong list and that they should forget it. This deception is meant to see how effectively participants can forget something they have already studied. If the researchers plan to debrief the participants afterward, would this design meet the standards of an ethical study?
 a. No, it is not okay to mislead individuals during the course of a study b. Yes, given that the participants are not at risk and that they will be debriefed, this seems to be an ethical study. c. No, because the researchers should not debrief the participants – it will simply cause them to become angry d. Yes, because participants fully understood all aspects of the study
 11. Which part of the neuron carries messages to other cells?
 a. Axon b. Dendrite c. Soma d. Myelin
 12. Which one of the following is NOT a function of glial cells?
 a. Getting nutrients to the neurons b. Generating action potentials c. Cleaning up the remains of dead neurons d. Providing insulation
 13. If you touch a hot stove, your spinal cord can prompt you to withdraw your hand without having to send the message all the way to the brain. This is due to what scientists call
 a. The reflex arc b. Neuroplasticity c. The parasympathetic nervous system d. The sympathetic nervous system
 14. Which of the following techniques analyzes blood oxygen levels to look at the functioning of the brain? a. EEG b. CT c. fMRI d. PET
 15. In which of the following lobes of the cortex would you find the primary visual cortex?
 a. Frontal b. Temporal c. Occipital d. Parietal
 16. You are drinking a strong cup of coffee that is particularly bitter. After a while, the coffee doesn’t taste as strong as it did when you first tasted it. What has happened?
 a. Sensory adaptation b. Subliminal perception c. Habituation d. Perceptual defense
 17. Colleen stares at a fixed spot in her bedroom using only one eye. After a while, what might happen to her vision?
 a. Any object that slowly crosses her visual field may at one point disappear b. Any object that she focuses on will begin to rotate, first clockwise, then counterclockwise c. Objects will become more focused the longer she looks at them d. Objects will become more distorted the longer she looks at them
 18. The part of the ear that can be seen is also called the
 a. Pinna b. Oval window c. Organ of corti d. Cochlea
 19. Taste is often called a _______ sense because it works with the molecules of foods that people eat.
 a. physical b. psychological c. chemical d. electrical 20. The first time Megan had to install a ceiling fan in her new home, it took a long time. But later when she help installed a ceiling fan in her best friend’s home, she completed the job very quickly. Her improved speed and skill can partially be attributed to
 A. bottom-up processing B. top-down processing C. perceptual expectancy D. perceptual set


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