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.


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  • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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