AP Psychology Exam: Trivia Questions! Quiz

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AP Psychology Exam: Trivia Questions! Quiz

Do you know anything about AP psychology, and do you think you can pass this quiz? The Advanced Placement Psychology course and subsequent exam are part of the college board’s advanced placement program. It is an introduction to college-level psychology, which entails the study of human behavior and mental processes. Try this quiz and put your knowledge of AP psychology to the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    William James introduced ________________________, the theory that explored the ways consciousness helps people adapt to their environment. 
  • 2. 
    Pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base of psychology is basic _________________.
    • A. 

      Research

    • B. 

      Food groups

    • C. 

      Training

    • D. 

      Study

  • 3. 
    _____________________ research is intended to solve practical problems.
    • A. 

      Absolute

    • B. 

      Aligned

    • C. 

      Applied

    • D. 

      Allied

  • 4. 
    _____________________________ was the founder of modern psychology; he opened the first psychology laboratory.
    • A. 

      Edward B. Titchener

    • B. 

      William Wundt

    • C. 

      Jean Piaget

    • D. 

      John B. Watson

  • 5. 
    The theory that structure of conscious experience could be understood by analyzing the basic elements of thoughts and sensations.
  • 6. 
    Edward B. Titchener was the founder of ________________________.
  • 7. 
    Gestalt is a German word that means "configuration" and in psychology it was a perspective that emphasized our tendency to integrate pieces of information into meaningful ___________________.
    • A. 

      Wholes

    • B. 

      Components

    • C. 

      Words

    • D. 

      Pieces

  • 8. 
    The theory that psychology should only study observable behaviors, not mental processes is called: _________________________.
  • 9. 
    John B. Watson was the founder of behaviorism, the theory that psychology should restrict its efforts to studying observable behaviors, not mental _____________________.
    • A. 

      Processes

    • B. 

      Illnesses

    • C. 

      Disorders

    • D. 

      Images

  • 10. 
    B. F. Skinner was an American behavioral psychology who developed the fundamental principles and techniques of ________________ conditioning and devised ways to apply them in the real world.
    • A. 

      Classic

    • B. 

      Operant

    • C. 

      Air

    • D. 

      Hair

  • 11. 
    Ivan Pavlov fostered interest in the studying ______________________ behavior by reporting how animals learn in certain situations.
    • A. 

      Overt

    • B. 

      Observable

    • C. 

      Detectable

    • D. 

      Natural

  • 12. 
    Sigmund Freud introduced psychoanalysis, a theory of personality and therapeutic  technique that attributes our ______________________ and ___________________ to unconscious motives and conflicts.
    • A. 

      Thoughts

    • B. 

      Mental imaging

    • C. 

      Actions

    • D. 

      Stuff we do

  • 13. 
    Mary Whiton Calkins was the first woman to qualify for a Ph.D. in ______________________ and was elected president of the APA in 1905.
  • 14. 
    ________________________________ was the first woman to recieve a Ph.D. in psychology.
    • A. 

      Inez Beverly Prosser

    • B. 

      Francis Cecil Sumner

    • C. 

      Margaret Floy Washburn

    • D. 

      Mary Whitton Calkins

  • 15. 
    ____________ -psychology is "false" or "fake" psychology.