AP Psych Review ChAPters 1-3 Jk

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This quiz tests AP psychology students on chapters 1-3 of the AP psychology textbook. It covers the history of psychology, statistics, the nervous system, and the brain.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If there is a .8 correlation between hand size and brain size, then there is a:
    • A. 

      Weak positive correlation

    • B. 

      Strong positive correlation

    • C. 

      Weak negative correlation

    • D. 

      Strong negative correlation

    • E. 

      No correlation

  • 2. 
    This man campaigned to make psychology its own separate science and made the first laboratory for psychology research.
    • A. 

      G. Stanely Hall

    • B. 

      B.F. Skinner

    • C. 

      Sigmund Freud

    • D. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

  • 3. 
    Pete Psych examined the effects of room temperature on the effectiveness of studying. He took the first 50 students who came to school and asked them to participate in the experiment.  He treated each student equally and told them what was going on.  Then, Pete executed the experiment and found that the closer to 71.8 degrees Fahrenheit the room was, the more effective the studying.  What was Pete's error?
    • A. 

      Social desirability bias

    • B. 

      Sampling bias

    • C. 

      Placebo effect

    • D. 

      Experimenter bias

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    The "All-or-None" law states that:
    • A. 

      Either a neuron fires off, or it doesn't

    • B. 

      All of the Hormones are released into the bloodstream at once

    • C. 

      The Synaptic Cleft absorbs every neurotransmitter or none

    • D. 

      Either all of the neurons in the Central Area are effected or none are

  • 5. 
    An Electroencephalography (EEG) studies the brain by:
    • A. 

      Stimulating a portion of the brain with electricity and observing the effects

    • B. 

      Enhancing or suppressing activity in a particular region of the brain

    • C. 

      Monitoring electrical activity in the brain

    • D. 

      Monitoring radioactive chemicals as they flow through the blood into the brain

  • 6. 
    The part of the brain that acts as a relay system by monitoring all incoming information and sending it to the correct place
    • A. 

      Thalamus

    • B. 

      Medulla

    • C. 

      Cerebrum

    • D. 

      Pons

  • 7. 
    Ethnocentrism is:
    • A. 

      Behavior explained in terms of Psychological processes

    • B. 

      The mental process involved in acquiring knowledge

    • C. 

      The Emphasis the unique qualities of humans

    • D. 

      Viewing ones group as superior and as the standard for judging

  • 8. 
    The requirements for a control group are:
    • A. 

      Random Sampling

    • B. 

      Random Assignment

    • C. 

      Results must be due to independent variable

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 9. 
    In order to use deception in an experiment, the experimenter must:
    • A. 

      Tell the participants that they will be deceived in some way

    • B. 

      Fully debrief the participant after the experiment is over

    • C. 

      Only deceive when necessary

    • D. 

      Both A and C are correct

    • E. 

      Both B and C are correct

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not a part of the Peripheral Nervous System?
    • A. 

      Central Nervous System

    • B. 

      Somatic Nervous System

    • C. 

      Autonomic Nervous System

    • D. 

      Sympathetic Nervous System

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