AP Pyschology Accumulative Quiz On ChAPters 1-8

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  • 1. 
    A researcher was interested in determining whether her students' test performance could be predicted from their proximity to the front of the classroom. So she matched her students' scores on a math test with their seating position. This study is an example of:
    • A. 

      Experimentation

    • B. 

      Survey Research

    • C. 

      Naturalistic Observation

    • D. 

      Correlational Research

    • E. 

      Case Study


  • 2. 
    When a difference between two groups is "statistically significant," this means that:
    • A. 

      The difference is statistically real but of little practical significance.

    • B. 

      The difference is likely due to chance

    • C. 

      The difference is not likely to be due to chance variation.

    • D. 

      The difference is probably the result of sampling variation.

    • E. 

      All of the above are true


  • 3. 
    In order to determine the effects of a new drug on memory, one group of subjects is given a pill that contains the drug. A second group is given a sugar pill that does not contain the drug. This second group constitutes the:
    • A. 

      Random sample

    • B. 

      Test group

    • C. 

      Control group

    • D. 

      Experimental group

    • E. 

      Placebo


  • 4. 
    Which perspective would suggest that the facial expressions we use to express anger and fear are inherited?
    • A. 

      Cognitive

    • B. 

      Behavioral

    • C. 

      Structural

    • D. 

      Social-cultural

    • E. 

      Evolutionary


  • 5. 
    Who would be most likely to agree with the statement, "Psychology is the science of mental life"?
    • A. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

    • B. 

      B.F. Skinner

    • C. 

      John Watson

    • D. 

      Ivan Pavlov

    • E. 

      Abraham Maslow


  • 6. 
    The _______________ is the part of the brain that is most responsible for one's heartbeat and breathing.
    • A. 

      Pons

    • B. 

      Medulla

    • C. 

      Cerebellum

    • D. 

      Thalamus

    • E. 

      Cerebrum


  • 7. 
    In a tragic diving accident, Andrew damaged his spinal cord and consequently suffered paralysis of his legs. Andrew's injury was located in his:
    • A. 

      Somatic nervous system

    • B. 

      Central nervous system

    • C. 

      Sympathetic nervous system

    • D. 

      Limbic system

    • E. 

      Peripheral nervous system


  • 8. 
    Which brain structure relays information from the eyes to the visual cortex?
    • A. 

      Medulla

    • B. 

      Amygdala

    • C. 

      Cerebellum

    • D. 

      Thalamus

    • E. 

      Hippocampus


  • 9. 
    Epinephrine and norepinephrine are ________ that are released by the ________ gland.
    • A. 

      Neurotransmitters; pituitary

    • B. 

      Hormones; pituitary

    • C. 

      Neurotransmitters; adrenal

    • D. 

      Hormones; adrenal

    • E. 

      Hormones; thyroid


  • 10. 
    A slap on the back is more painful than a pat on the back because a slap triggers:
    • A. 

      Higer voltage of neural impulses

    • B. 

      More intense neural impulses

    • C. 

      More frequent neural impulses

    • D. 

      Lower voltage of neural impulses

    • E. 

      Because a slap triggers an immediate neural impulse


  • 11. 
    The perceptual tendency to fill in gaps in order to perceive disconnected parts as a whole object is called:
    • A. 

      Interposition

    • B. 

      Convergence

    • C. 

      Constancy

    • D. 

      Closure

    • E. 

      Continuity


  • 12. 
    The cornea:
    • A. 

      Focuses the light rays on the retina

    • B. 

      Is where light enters the eyes

    • C. 

      Regulates the amount of light that enters the eye

    • D. 

      Constricts or dialtes to adjust to light intake

    • E. 

      Processes images


  • 13. 
    Which of these determines the color of vision as seen in the human eye?
    • A. 

      Longitude

    • B. 

      Amplitude

    • C. 

      Intensity

    • D. 

      Purity

    • E. 

      Wavelength


  • 14. 
    Which drugs are most likely to be prescribed as tranquilizers?
    • A. 

      Amphetamines

    • B. 

      Barbiturates

    • C. 

      Hallucinogens

    • D. 

      Opiates

    • E. 

      Cannabis


  • 15. 
    During a heated argument with his teenage daughter, Mr. Reid suddenly lapsed into a state of REM sleep. Mr. Reid apparently suffers from:
    • A. 

      Sleep Apnea

    • B. 

      Insomnia

    • C. 

      Narcolepsy

    • D. 

      REM rebound

    • E. 

      Sleep deprivation


  • 16. 
    A Skinner box is a(n):
    • A. 

      Soundproofed cubicle in which organisms are classically conditioned in the absence of distracting noise

    • B. 

      Aversive or punishing event that decreases the occurrence of certain undesirable behaviors

    • C. 

      Special "slot machine" that is used to study the effects of partial reinforcement on gambling behavior

    • D. 

      Chamber containing a bar or key that an animal can manipulate to obtain a reinforcer

    • E. 

      Television projection device designed for use in laboratory studies of observational learning


  • 17. 
    You always rattle the box of dog biscuits before giving your dog a treat. As you do so, your dog salivates. Rattling the box is a(n) ________; your dog's salivation is a(n) ________.
    • A. 

      CS; CR

    • B. 

      UCS; CR

    • C. 

      CS; UCR

    • D. 

      UCS; UCR

    • E. 

      UCS;UCS


  • 18. 
    Compared with apartment dwellers whose landlords pay their energy costs, those apartment dwellers who pay their own energy costs use less energy. This most clearly illustrates that consumer energy usage is influenced by:
    • A. 

      Latent learning

    • B. 

      Spontaneous recovery

    • C. 

      Observational learning

    • D. 

      Classical conditioning

    • E. 

      operant conditioning


  • 19. 
    In a well-known experiment, nursery school children pounded and kicked a large inflated Bobo doll, after seeing this event beforehand. This experiment served to illustrate the importance of:
    • A. 

      Operant conditioning

    • B. 

      Observational learning

    • C. 

      Negative reinforcement

    • D. 

      Respondent behavior

    • E. 

      Spontaneous recovery


  • 20. 
    Our inability to remember information presented in the seconds just before we fall asleep is most likely due to:
    • A. 

      Encoding failure

    • B. 

      Motivated forgetting

    • C. 

      Long-term potentiation

    • D. 

      Retroactive interference

    • E. 

      The misinformation effect


  • 21. 
    When an eyewitness to an auto accident is asked to describe what happened, which test of memory is being utilized?
    • A. 

      Reconstruction

    • B. 

      Relearning

    • C. 

      Recognition

    • D. 

      Rehearsal

    • E. 

      Recall


  • 22. 
    The integration of new incoming information with knowledge retrieved from long-term storage involves what is known as:
    • A. 

      Implicit memory

    • B. 

      Semantic encoding

    • C. 

      Automatic processing

    • D. 

      Working memory

    • E. 

      Long-term potentiation


  • 23. 
    Throughout his elementary and high school years, Charlie got away with copying his test answers from classmates. Because the college's test proctors are very observant, Charlie spends as many hours devising new ways to cheat as it would take him to study and perform well in an honest fashion. Charlie's strategy for passing tests illustrates the consequences of:
    • A. 

      mental set

    • B. 

      The availability heuristic

    • C. 

      The framing effect

    • D. 

      Functional fixedness

    • E. 

      Confirmation bias


  • 24. 
    The tendency to incorrectly estimate that more people die from accidents and homicides than from strokes and diabetes best illustrates the influence of:
    • A. 

      Confirmation bias

    • B. 

      Fixations

    • C. 

      The availability heuristic

    • D. 

      The framing effect

    • E. 

      Representativeness heuristic


  • 25. 
    People are likely to take less time to recognize a woman as a nurse than a man as a nurse because a woman more closely resembles their ________ of a nurse.
    • A. 

      Heuristic

    • B. 

      Prototype

    • C. 

      Algorithm

    • D. 

      Mental set

    • E. 

      Functional fixedness


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