Myers AP Psychology

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Myers AP Psychology

Below you will find multiple choice quizzes,Thinking Critically With Psychological Science.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The dependent variable in an experiment is the factor: 
    • A. 

      that causes the behavior being studied.

    • B. 

      That may be influenced by the experimental treatment.

    • C. 

      Whose effect is being studied.

    • D. 

      that is directly manipulated by the investigator.

  • 2. 
    Contemporary psychology is best defined as the science of: 
    • A. 

      thoughts, feelings, and perceptions

    • B. 

      behavior and mental processes

    • C. 

      Observable responses to the environment

    • D. 

      conscious and unconscious mental activity

  • 3. 
    Unlike correlational studies, experiments involve: 
    • A. 

      randomly selecting participants.

    • B. 

      studying observable behaviors.

    • C. 

      Manipulating factors of interest

    • D. 

      all the above.

  • 4. 
    A researcher would be most likely to discover a negative correlation between: 
    • A. 

      intelligence and academic success.

    • B. 

      education and personal wealth.

    • C. 

      Self-esteem and depression

    • D. 

      Body height and body weight

  • 5. 
    The cognitive perspective in psychology emphasizes how:
    • A. 

      People process, store, and retrieve information.

    • B. 

      Behavior is influenced by environmental conditions

    • C. 

      People seek to understand their own unconscious motives

    • D. 

      thoughts and feelings are influenced by brain chemistry.

  • 6. 
    Which philosopher most clearly emphasized that human knowledge is heavily dependent upon sensory experience?
    • A. 

      Immanuel Kant

    • B. 

      Ren Descartes

    • C. 

      John Locke

    • D. 

      Plato

  • 7. 
    A random sample of a large group is one in which:
    • A. 

      The number of people included in the sample is determined by chance.

    • B. 

      every member in the group has an equal chance of being included.

    • C. 

      Personality differences among research participants are practically nonexistent.

    • D. 

      All the above are true.

  • 8. 
    The tendency to overestimate the extent to which others share our own attitudes is known as:
    • A. 

      An illusion of control.

    • B. 

      the false consensus effect.

    • C. 

      Illusory correlation.

    • D. 

      the hindsight bias