AP Psychology Chapter 1 Practice Test

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AP Psychology Chapter 1 Practice Test - Quiz

Preparing for the upcoming AP Psychology exam? In the following quiz, you will find questions that will help you review Chapter 1. Take this practice test and make your preparation level better for your exam. AP Psychology is a college-level psychology course offered to students interested in the field of psychology. If you are among them, play this quiz and see in which area you need more practice. Please choose the multiple choice answer that best answers the question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "I am primarily interested in thinking processes; I am a __________ psychologist."
    • A. 

      Cognitive

    • B. 

      Learning

    • C. 

      Perception

    • D. 

      Personality

  • 2. 
    Like Carl Rogers, I believe people choose to live more creative and meaningful lives. My name is
    • A. 

      Wertheimer

    • B. 

      Washburn

    • C. 

      Skinner

    • D. 

      Maslow

  • 3. 
    Of the following, who is associated with the Gestalt school of psychology?
    • A. 

      Ivan Pavlov

    • B. 

      B. F. Skinner

    • C. 

      Max Wertheimer

    • D. 

      John Watson

  • 4. 
    Of the following, who is a humanistic psychologist?
    • A. 

      Sigmund Freud

    • B. 

      Abraham Maslow

    • C. 

      B. F. Skinner

    • D. 

      John Watson

  • 5. 
    According to John Watson, introspection was
    • A. 

      A valid method of research

    • B. 

      Unscientific

    • C. 

      The cornerstone of behaviorism

    • D. 

      The study of the mind in use

  • 6. 
    Which of the following psychological theories is known as the one that emphasizes "free will"?
    • A. 

      Psychodynamic psychology

    • B. 

      Behaviorism

    • C. 

      Humanistic psychology

    • D. 

      Neo-Freudian psychology

  • 7. 
    Brain mechanisms involved in hunger and thirst would most likely be studied by a
    • A. 

      Personality theorist

    • B. 

      Sensory psychologist

    • C. 

      Learning theorist

    • D. 

      Biopsychologist

  • 8. 
    "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" is represented by which of the following?
    • A. 

      The Gestalt psychologists

    • B. 

      The behaviorists

    • C. 

      The structuralists

    • D. 

      The functionalists

  • 9. 
    The goals of psychology are to
    • A. 

      Develop effective methods of psychotherapy

    • B. 

      Describe, predict, understand, and control behavior

    • C. 

      Explain the functioning of the human mind

    • D. 

      Compare, analyze, and control human behavior

  • 10. 
    Freud believed that all thoughts and actions are determined by
    • A. 

      The first year of life

    • B. 

      Forces in the personality that are often unconscious

    • C. 

      Needs for love and self-esteem

    • D. 

      the drive for self-actualization

  • 11. 
    Barbara is applying conditioning principles to teach language skills to retarded children. As a psychologist, her point of view appears to be
    • A. 

      Freudian

    • B. 

      Gestalt

    • C. 

      Functionalist

    • D. 

      Behaviorist

  • 12. 
    A psychologist who is "eclectic" can best be described as
    • A. 

      Rejecting determinism in favor of free will

    • B. 

      Cognitive rather than behavioral

    • C. 

      Drawing from many psychological approaches

    • D. 

      Preferring pseudo-psychological approaches

  • 13. 
    Maslow proposed a need to develop one's potential and be the best one can be, which he called
    • A. 

      Self-image

    • B. 

      Self-concept

    • C. 

      Self-esteem

    • D. 

      Self-actualization

  • 14. 
    Psychology is
    • A. 

      The study of human origins, evolution, and cultures

    • B. 

      The scientific study of behavior and mental processes of any living creature

    • C. 

      A natural science integrating physiology and neurology

    • D. 

      The deductive study of forms and functions of human groups

  • 15. 
    Of the following, who was a structuralist?
    • A. 

      B. F. Skinner

    • B. 

      John Watson

    • C. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

    • D. 

      William James

  • 16. 
    The structuralist school of psychology
    • A. 

      used introspection to analyze conscious experience

    • B. 

      Relied heavily on the concept of natural selection

    • C. 

      Was concerned with experiences as "wholes"

    • D. 

      Used dream analysis to reveal the unconscious

  • 17. 
    Who among the following can prescribe drugs to treat emotional problems?
    • A. 

      Psychiatrist

    • B. 

      Social worker

    • C. 

      Psychologist

    • D. 

      Gestalt therapist

  • 18. 
    William James wrote Principles of Psychology and founded
    • A. 

      Structuralism

    • B. 

      Functionalism

    • C. 

      Behaviorism

    • D. 

      Humanism

  • 19. 
    A psychologist using the method of naturalistic observation would
    • A. 

      Carefully design controlled situations in which to observe behavior

    • B. 

      Rely on observations of subjects' responses to questionnaires

    • C. 

      Observe behavior as it happens outside the laboratory or clinic

    • D. 

      Make records of the behavior of clients treated in therapy

  • 20. 
    In a study of effects of alcohol on driving ability, the control group should be given
    • A. 

      a high dosage of alcohol

    • B. 

      One-half the dosage given the experimental group

    • C. 

      A driving test before and after drinking alcohol

    • D. 

      no alcohol at all

  • 21. 
    A scientific explanation that remains tentative until it has been adequately tested is called a(n)
    • A. 

      Theory

    • B. 

      Law

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

    • D. 

      Experiment

  • 22. 
    A study to determine the degree of relationship between two events is called
    • A. 

      Naturalistic observation

    • B. 

      The correlational method

    • C. 

      A controlled experiment

    • D. 

      The survey method

  • 23. 
    In an experiment to find out if taking ginseng increases IQ scores, the IQ scores would be
    • A. 

      The independent variable

    • B. 

      A control variable

    • C. 

      An extraneous variable

    • D. 

      The dependent variable

  • 24. 
    Subjects are said to be assigned randomly when
    • A. 

      They are assigned to experimental and control groups from a sample which is representative of the larger population.

    • B. 

      They each have an equal chance of being assigned to either the experimental or control group.

    • C. 

      They are assigned to experimental and control groups so that the groups differ on some critical variable before the experiment begins.

    • D. 

      Neither the experimenter nor the subject knows whether the subject is in the experimental or control group

  • 25. 
    An experiment is performed to see if background music improves learning. Two groups study the same material, one while listening to music and another without music. The independent variable is
    • A. 

      Learning

    • B. 

      The size of the group

    • C. 

      The material studied

    • D. 

      Music

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