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AP Psychology Midterm Review ChAPters 1-8

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This review quiz was designed to test your knowledge on chapters one threw eight. The content of the quiz is challenging but not impossible. Have fun!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Humanism

    • B. 

      Functionalism

    • C. 

      Behavioral

    • D. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • E. 

      Cognitive

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Physiology and interpretation

    • B. 

      Physiology and perception

    • C. 

      Preception and interpretation

    • D. 

      Preception and purpose

    • E. 

      Philosophy and physiology

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not a step in the scientific investigation?
    • A. 

      Design study

    • B. 

      Formulate connections between variables

    • C. 

      Report findings

    • D. 

      Formulate a hypothesis

    • E. 

      Collect data

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Sampling bias

    • B. 

      Double-blind procedure

    • C. 

      Response set

    • D. 

      Level of education of experimenter

    • E. 

      Social desirability bias

  • 5. 
    Which of the following would show the strongest correlation between two variables?
    • A. 

      -.20

    • B. 

      -.50

    • C. 

      -.90

    • D. 

      0

    • E. 

      -.60

  • 6. 
    The structure in the forebrain through which all sensory information (except smell) must pass to get to the cerebral cortex is?
    • A. 

      Hypothalamus

    • B. 

      Thalamus

    • C. 

      Cerebrum

    • D. 

      Medulla

    • E. 

      Spinal cord

  • 7. 
    The medulla controls all the following except?
    • A. 

      Circulating blood

    • B. 

      Regulating reflexes

    • C. 

      Stamina

    • D. 

      Breathing

    • E. 

      Muscle tone

  • 8. 
    Split brain surgery is preformed to prevent which of the following?
    • A. 

      Impaired motor skills

    • B. 

      Epileptic seizures

    • C. 

      Strokes

    • D. 

      Heart attacks

    • E. 

      Concusions

  • 9. 
    The ______ lobe is to hearing as the occipital lobe is to vision.
    • A. 

      Parietal

    • B. 

      Cerebellar

    • C. 

      Hindbrain

    • D. 

      Frontal

    • E. 

      Temporal

  • 10. 
    Sound heard in the left ear is registered?..
    • A. 

      Faster in the right hemisphere

    • B. 

      Only in the right hemisphere

    • C. 

      Both hemispheres at an equal pace

    • D. 

      Faster in the left hemisphere

    • E. 

      Neither

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT a structure of the human eye?
    • A. 

      Cornea

    • B. 

      Retina

    • C. 

      Soma

    • D. 

      Fovea

    • E. 

      Pupil

  • 12. 
    The neural tissue lining the back of the surface of the eye that absorbs light, processes images, and sends visual information to the brain is?
    • A. 

      Fovea

    • B. 

      Lens

    • C. 

      Pupil

    • D. 

      Iris

    • E. 

      Retina

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Similarity

    • B. 

      Proximity

    • C. 

      Continuity

    • D. 

      Perceptual set

    • E. 

      Closure

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is NOT assoicated with the EEG pattern of sleep-delta?
    • A. 

      8-12 cps

    • B. 

      Less than 4 cps

    • C. 

      Dreamless sleep

    • D. 

      Slow-wave sleep

    • E. 

      Deep sleep

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of REM sleep?
    • A. 

      Low amplitude

    • B. 

      Vivid dreams

    • C. 

      Relatively deep stage of sleep

    • D. 

      Theta waves

    • E. 

      High frequency

  • 16. 
    When an event following a response increases an organisms tendency to make that response, it is called?
    • A. 

      Law of effect

    • B. 

      Instrumental learning

    • C. 

      Operant conditioning

    • D. 

      Reinforcement

    • E. 

      Classical conditioning

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is false?
    • A. 

      Fixed-ratio is less resistant to extinction

    • B. 

      Extinction is the gradual weakening of a stimulus

    • C. 

      Continuous reinforcement is the most effective

    • D. 

      Acquisition is the intial stage of learning

    • E. 

      Varible-ratio has a higher resistance to extinction

  • 18. 
    When an organism acquires a response that decreases or ends some aversive stimulation, it is called?
    • A. 

      Escape learning

    • B. 

      Negitive reinforcement

    • C. 

      Positive reinforcement

    • D. 

      Punishment

    • E. 

      Avoidance learning

  • 19. 
    Classical conditioning was deeply influenced by which of the following?
    • A. 

      B.F Skinner

    • B. 

      Albert Bandura

    • C. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

    • D. 

      William James

    • E. 

      Ivan Pavlov

  • 20. 
    Continued rehearsal of material after you mastered it is referred to as?
    • A. 

      Acronym

    • B. 

      Overlearning

    • C. 

      Rehearsal

    • D. 

      Mnemonic device

    • E. 

      Link method

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is NOT a method of encoding?
    • A. 

      Tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon

    • B. 

      Attention

    • C. 

      Visual imagery

    • D. 

      Elaboration

    • E. 

      Levels of processing

  • 22. 
    Pseudoforgetting refers to?
    • A. 

      Forgetting relevent information

    • B. 

      Forgetting material just learned

    • C. 

      Forgetting vivid details of childhood years

    • D. 

      The phenonenon that you cant forget material you never learned

    • E. 

      Needing help to remember past memories

  • 23. 
    A heuristic is?
    • A. 

      A flash of insight

    • B. 

      Functional fixedness

    • C. 

      A guiding principle or "rule of thumb" used in problem solving

    • D. 

      Mental set

    • E. 

      Solved through fast mapping

  • 24. 
    Problem space refers to?
    • A. 

      The technique to finding a specific answer to a math problem

    • B. 

      A system to solving a problem in a specific location

    • C. 

      The space on the paper where a problem is found

    • D. 

      Not being able to solve a problem in a certain area

    • E. 

      The set of possible pathways to a solution

  • 25. 
    Research indicates bilingualism has a negitive effect on?
    • A. 

      Religious belief

    • B. 

      Problem solving

    • C. 

      Memory storage

    • D. 

      Language devolpment

    • E. 

      None of the above

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