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General Psychology Exam 1 Questions

by: Julie Mendola

General Psychology Exam 1 Questions PSYC - 11762 - 004

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Practice questions for Exam 1. Some of these questions could appear on exam. Very useful!
Sharon M Sciartelli (P)
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Intro to Psychology, Psychology, GenPsych
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Julie Mendola on Tuesday August 2, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PSYC - 11762 - 004 at Kent State University taught by Sharon M Sciartelli (P) in Fall 2014. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY in Psychology (PSYC) at Kent State University.


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Date Created: 08/02/16
General Psychology Exam 1 Questions 1 A Psychologist is interested in finding out why identical twins have different personalities. This psychologist is most interested in the goal of ________. a. Description b. Explanation c. Prediction d. Control 2 Self-actualization is part of which of the following perspectives? a. Behaviorism b. Neuroscience c. Functionalism d. Humanism 3 A testable prediction that provides information about the possible accuracy of a conceptual idea (theory) is a a. statement b. bias c. correlation d. hypothesis 4 How can you control for the placebo effect? a. do a single blind study b. do a single blind study c. do either a single or double blind study d. there is no way to control for the placebo effect. 5 Random sampling is used in an attempt a. to make sure your groups are equal b. to make sure your population is represented well c. to prevent social desirability effects d. none of these 6 Which of the following phenomena contributes to students not studying enough or not studying effectively? a. Hindsight bias b. Self serving bias c. Ego-depletion d. All of these can disrupt studying 7 Jordan believes that professional athletes perform better with an audience. Her belief is best considered a. a hypothesis, she can answer it for sure with just one study b. a theory, she needs multiple studies to confirm her belief c. representative, she is treating all athletes equally d. generalizable, if it is true for baseball players we can assume it will also hold for soccer players 8 Students with test anxiety should a. Quit school b. Study harder c. Copy from their neighbor d. Learn anxiety management techniques 9 Who is the most likely to be successful? a. Steve – he is learning to tie his shoes and watching his favorite show b. Carol – she is paying her bills and talking to her teenage daughter c. Tom – he is sweeping the floor and talking to his father on the phone d. Julia – she is taking notes and checking facebook in class 10 You are trying to figure out if your friend is seeing a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Which of the following questions is mostly likely to help you determine this? a. Did she go to graduate school of some sort? (does she have more than a BA?) b. Is she currently involved in research? c. Does she prescribe medications? d. What type of psychotherapy does she practice? 11 You overhear a group of students discussing the drawbacks of a particular study and they say they are most concerned that the results will not generalize. They are most likely talking about a. A correlational study b. A case study c. An experiment d. A descriptive study 12 The correlation between drinking orange juice and having cancer is negative. Based on this information, which of the following statements is true? a. People that drink more orange juice have a higher risk of cancer. b. People that drink more orange juice have a lower risk of cancer. c. Orange juice prevents cancer. d. Orange juice intake and cancer risk are not related. 13 Julie finds that the number of hours she sleeps each night is related to the scores she receives on quizzes the next day. As her sleep approaches 8 hours, her quiz scores improve; as her sleep drops to 5 hours, her quiz scores show a similar decline. Julie realizes that ________. a. there is a negative correlation between the number of hours she sleeps and her quiz grades b. there is a positive correlation between the number of hours she sleeps and her quiz grades c. her low quiz scores are caused by sleep deprivation the night before a quiz d. she should sleep about 10 hours a night to ensure 100 percent quiz grades 14 A researcher is investigating the effects of exercise on weight. She has some people exercise 30 min a day, others 60 minutes a day and they she calculates how much weight they have lost. What are the independent and dependent variables in this experiment? a. The dependent variable is weight loss; the independent variable is amount of exercise. b. The independent variable is calories consumed; the dependent variable is diet. c. The independent variable is weight loss; the dependent variable is calories consumed. d. The dependent variable is exercise amount; the independent variable is calories consumed. 15 In order to increase typing speed Minisoft has redesigned its keyboard. The company wants to know if the innovation affects typing speed. Identify the independent and dependent variables in this study. a. IV typing speed, DV new keyboard b. IV new keyboard, DV typing speed c. You cannot tell from the info given d. Both keyboard style and typing are IV 16 Which of the following statements about research with animals is NOT TRUE? a. Animals can be used in research in which it would be clearly unethical to use humans. b. Many scientists argue that the goals of scientific research justify some animal suffering, although they agree it should be minimized. c. Animals studies benefit both animals and humans d. Animal researchers do not use anesthesia in surgery, causing some conern about pain 17 If a psychologist wants to investigate the relationship between age and self esteem, the goal would be ____ and the study type they would need to use would be ______. a. who are conducting correlational studies; who are conducting interviews b. determine causation; assess for representativeness c. assess for representativeness; determine causation d. who are conducting interviews; who are conducting correlational studies


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