How Much Do You Know About Sleep Psychology?

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How Much Do You Know About Sleep Psychology?

Sleep psychology is a field of study which is used to understand and treat sleep and sleep‐related disorders using sleep measurement procedures and medication‐related therapies. This quiz has been developed for students and psychology learners to learn and test their knowledge about sleeping disorders, studies done on sleep and ways to sleep better. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Emotional

    • B. 

      Respiratory

    • C. 

      Cognitive

    • D. 

      Endocrine

    • E. 

      Other physiological

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is true of meditative states?  
    • A. 

      They are associated with an increase in delta brain waves

    • B. 

      They are similar to states of deep sleep

    • C. 

      They are associated with physical indicators of relaxation, such as slowed pulse

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    A person who has recently ingested a recreational drug cannot sleep and appears aggressive, paranoid, and restless. What might this drug have been?  
    • A. 

      Valium

    • B. 

      Morphine

    • C. 

      Heroin

    • D. 

      Crystal meth

  • 4. 
    What term describes the need, as time goes on, for more and more of a drug to get the same effect?
    • A. 

      Physical dependence

    • B. 

      Psychological dependence

    • C. 

      Tolerance

    • D. 

      Withdrawal

  • 5. 
    Which of the following accurately describes people who have sleep apnea?
    • A. 

      They tend to be alert during the day

    • B. 

      They stop breathing periodically during the night

    • C. 

      They tend to sleep very heavily at night

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following can hypnosis not do?
    • A. 

      Produce anesthesia

    • B. 

      Reduce inhibitions

    • C. 

      Cause people to act against their will

    • D. 

      Cause changes in behavior after hypnosis has ended

  • 7. 
    What does the activation-synthesis theory propose?
    • A. 

      Dreams arise when the cortex of the brain tries to make meaning out of random neural impulses

    • B. 

      Dreams allow people to express unconscious wishes that are unacceptable in real life

    • C. 

      Dreams express people’s most pressing concerns

    • D. 

      Dreams arise during the brain’s routine housekeeping functions

  • 8. 
    When does the REM rebound effect occur?
    • A. 

      When sleep spindles are occurring

    • B. 

      As people age

    • C. 

      After a period of REM deprivation

    • D. 

      Mostly in newborn babies

  • 9. 
    What does the suprachiasmatic nucleus do?
    • A. 

      Secretes melatonin, which regulates the sleep cycle

    • B. 

      Is used to measure eye activity during sleep

    • C. 

      Is the organ that causes dreaming

    • D. 

      Regulates circadian rhythms of sleep

  • 10. 
    What type of brain waves predominate in stage 4 sleep?
    • A. 

      Delta waves

    • B. 

      Alpha waves

    • C. 

      Theta waves

    • D. 

      Beta waves