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Chapter 1 Review Questions

by: Logan Plyler

Chapter 1 Review Questions Psy 201

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Chapter 1 Review
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Date Created: 09/12/16
PSY 201 General Psychology Chapter 1 ­ The Science of Psychology Review Questions Name: ______Logan Plyler________  Date: _________8/26/2016__________ Directions: Make sure you write your name on the line above. Please read each question carefully and  answer each question in as much detail as possible.  1. What is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes?   The scientific study of behavior and mental processes is called psychology. 2. What is associated with outward overt actions and reactions?  Behavior is associated with outward actions and reactions. 3. What is associated with internal, covert activity of our minds?  Mental process is associated with internal, covert activity of our minds. 4. List and define the four goals of Psychology The four goals of psychology are: 1. Description ­ What is happening? 2. Explanation ­ Why is it happening? 3. Prediction ­ Will it happen again? 4. Control ­ How can it be changed? 5. What is structuralism and who was a main figure of structuralism? Structuralism is focused on the structure or basic elements of the mind. Wilhelm Wundt is the main  figure of structuralism. 6. What is functionalism and who was a main figure of functionalism?  Functionalism is associated with how the mind allows people to adapt, live, work, and play. The main  figure of functionalism is William James. 7. What is Gestalt Psychology? Gestalt psychology is “good figure” psychology, which started with Wertheimer, who studied sensation  and perception. 8. What is Cognitive Psychology? Review Questions – Chapter 1 Page 1 Cognitive psychology is a field focusing on learning, memory, thought process, and problem solving as  well as perception. 9. What is Psychoanalysis?  Psychoanalysis is the theory that stresses the importance of unconscious psychological conflicts in  shaping personality. 10. What is Behaviorism and who was it proposed by? Behaviorism is the science of behavior that focuses on observable behavior only, which must be directly  seen and measured. This was proposed by John B. Watson. 11. List and define the seven modern perspectives of Psychology.  The seven modern perspectives of psychology are: 1. Psychodynamic ­ The modern version of psychoanalysis 2. Behavioral ­ Operant conditioning of voluntary behavior 3. Humanistic ­ People have free will, emphasizes the human potential 4. Cognitive ­ Focuses on memory, intelligence, perception, problem solving,  and learning 5. Sociocultural ­ focuses on the relationship between social behavior and  culture 6. Biopsycholgical ­ attributes behavior to biological events occurring in the  body 7. Evolutionary ­ Focuses on the biological bases of universal mental  characteristics humans share 12. What is the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist? A psychiatrist is a medical doctor that can diagnose and treat patients. A psychologist is a professional  with an academic degree and specialized training in one or more areas of psychology. Psychologists can  teach, counsel, and research. 13. What is critical thinking? Critical thinking is making reasoned judges about claims. 14.  What are the three steps of critical thinking? 15.  The system of gathering data so that bias and error in measurement are reduced is called What? Scientific Method 16. List the five steps of the scientific method.  Review Questions – Chapter 1 Page 2 1. Perceive the question 2. Form a hypothesis 3. Test the hypothesis 4. Draw conclusions 5. Report your results 17. List the four descriptive methods of scientific research. 1. Naturalistic observation 2. Laboratory observation 3. Case study 4. Surveys 18. What is the Placebo Effect?  The placebo effect is the phenomenon in which the expectations of the participants in a study can  influence their behavior. 19.  What is the difference between an Independent Variable and a Dependent Variable? An independent variable is manipulated by the experimenter. The dependent variable is the measurable response or behavior of the subjects in the experiment. 20.  What is the Institutional Review Board? The Institutional Review Board is a group of psychologists or other professionals who look over each  proposed research study and judge it according to safety and ethics. Review Questions – Chapter 1 Page 3


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