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History and Intro, Quiz A (Chapter 1 & 2)

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Brianna wants to be a psychiatrist. She will need to apply to

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a Ph.D. program in Psychology


medical school
a PsyD program in a school of psychology
a program that offers a Ph.D. in psychiatry

2.

Which of the following perspectives would be most useful to parents who want to learn how to effectively
punish their children?

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socio-cultural
psychoanalysis
behaviorism
evolutionary psychology

3.

Which school of psychology focuses most on the unconscious mind?

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information processing

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socio-cultural
cognitive
psychoanalysis

4.

Glenn wants to determine why his friends all spend so much time on Facebook. He decides to use the
method he learned about in psychology class. He will use

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the subjective method


personal experience
the psychoanalytic method
the scientific method

5.

Cognitive psychologists sometimes use the computer as a metaphor for how the brain works. This type of
cogntive psychology focuses on

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dream analysis
information processing
the theory of evolution
neurotransmitters in the brain

6.

Neuroimaging is used by

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psychoanalysts

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biological psychologists
socio-cultural psychologists
evolutionary psychologists

7.

Charles Darwin was an important historical figure for

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cognitive psychology
evolutionary psychology
socio-cultural psychology
humanistic psychology

8.

The scientific method includes

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intuition
a set of procedures for collecting evidence
an emphasis on personal values
the goal of political correctness

9.

Sara is trying to understand why her parents are prejudiced against members of another religious group.
Which perspective in psychology would be most likely to help her understand this?

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humanistic
psychoanalytic
socio-cultural
psychodynamic

10.

Skinner and Watson were behavioral psychologists. Which process did they study?
introspection
information processing
learning
evolution

Research. Quiz A (Chapter 2)

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Quiz Attempts:

Your Responses:

1.

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answer

Kylie sits in the back of a classroom at HCC. She is making careful notes of how the students respond to
the instructor, how they take notes, and how much time each person spends talking. This type of research
is

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an experiment
a case study
a correlational study
naturalistic observation

2.

Asma finds that the statistical relationship between having health insurance and having insurance for
mental health care is .70 This statistic is known as a
negative correlation
correlation coefficient
statistical anomoly
beta statistic

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3.

Rena has done extensive background research on the reasons for teen pregnancy. She decides to do
research with two groups. One group will receive sex education which includes information about
contraception. The other group will recieve sex educaiton without information on contraception. Based on
her background research, Rena thinks education that includes contraception will have fewer pregnancies.
This statement is her

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negative correlation
bias coefficient
hypothesis
representational statement

4.

Jill uses her friends as subjects for a study on self esteem in suburban teenage girls. Her advisor says that
this will present a problem. He says she needs a

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simple sample
population coefficient
egocentric group
representative sample

5.

Koran conducts thorough research on a small group of individuals who have been exposed to sexual
trauma during service in Afghanistan. She studies their medical, academic, psychological, and personnel
records. She interviews the individuals and their significant others. She administers several psychological
tests. She is conducting
a case study
an extended survey
an experiment
naturalistic observation

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6.

Research provides evidence that children who are exposed to violent media are more likely to have
discipline problems in school. This finding is

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proof that TV violence causes problems


a corrrelation
a cause-effect relationship
a statistical anomoly

7.

One group received a new form of therapy. The second group receives no therapy. The third group
receives attention from the therapist but no therapy. The third group is referred to as a ______ group.

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control group
experimental group
placebo
reliability control

8.

Which of the following is an example of random assignment?


interviewing every third child in a class
drawing numbers out of a hat to determine who will be in which group
matching males and females to balance groups
choosing every fifth person in the population of interest to participate in a survey

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9.

Dr. Jeffe thinks that girls who read stories about positive female role models will do better in an advanced
math class. He has girls in group "A" read these stories before taking the math class. Girls in group "B" do
not read the stories. Both groups take the math class. Then he compares results on a final exam. The
independent variable is
scores on the final exam
reading the stories
membership in group "B"
the math class

10.

In order to follow ethical guidelines, psychologists conducting research must provide


payment for the subject's time
informed consent
certificates of appreciation
absolute honesty about their hypothesis

Biological Quiz A (Chapter 3)

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Quiz Attempts:

Your Responses:

1.

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answer

The part of the neuron that contains the nucleus is the


dendrite
cell body
axon
myelin

2.

Chemical transmission takes place


inside neurons
at the synapse
at the Nodes of Ranvier
between the myelin sheaths

3.

Neural impulses are transmitted


between the terminal buttons and the receptor sites
inside the neuron
only in the axon
inside the synaptic cleft

4.

The electrical impulse in the axon is called


a neurotransmitter
reuptake
the action potential
the resting potential

Memory Quiz A (Chapter 5)

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Quiz Attempts:

Your Responses:

1.

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answer

Which type of memory can hold an unlimited amount of data?

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working memory
auditory memory
long term memory
short term memory

2.

Vena was not paying attention in class while her teacher explained negative reinforcement. When she
studies the concept, she simply memorizes the definition. When asked to identify an example on a test,
she does not recognize the situation to be negative reinforcement. Which memory process has she not
used correctly?
retrieval
storage
encoding
cognitive mapping

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3.

Implicit (or nondeclarative) memory includes which type of information?

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recognition memory
episodic memory
procedural memory
semantic memory

4.

Destiny is trying to memorize the number of her bank account. The number is eleven digits long. This
probably exceeds the capacity of her

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visual memory
long term memory
short term memory
semantic memory

5.

Shiloh is an honest person. She has told the story of her car accident at least twenty times before she
explains it to her insurance agent. After listening to her story and looking at the police report, he tells her
that she cannot possibly have been going that slow. She offers to take a lie detector test to prove her
account. What is the most likely explanation for what has happened?
mnemonic slowing
retrieval failure
memory decay
reconstructive memory

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6.

Reconstuctive memory is responsible for the inaccuracy of

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sensory memory
procedural memory
mnemonic devices
eyewitness testimony

7.

Julia is extremely anxious about her upcoming dentist appointment. The morning of the appointment, she
goes to work as usual. When she returns home, her husband asks her what happened at the dental
appointment. Julia looks blank and then says "I completely forgot about it!" Freud called this

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retrieval failure
interference
motivated forgetting
encoding failure

8.

The questions on this quiz use which measure of memory?


cued recall
recall
recognition
free recall

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9.

When Sri tries to memorize the states in the U.S., he puts them in mental categories such as Western,
Mountain, Central, Eastern, etc. He remembers the groups based on time zones. He is using

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masses practice
overlearning
schema
distributed practice

10.

Aishah memorizes each definition in the list of key concepts. Then she finds an example of each by
searching for the key term on the internet. Then she makes up a story to put several concepts in a
memorable format. Finally, she makes up a song for the ones that are particularly difficult to understand.
Aishah is using
spaced practice
massed practice
recognition
elaborative rehearsal

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