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There is much that one can learn when it comes to human and animal behavior and this can all be done when you take a behavioral science class. If you are a student studying the course them the ultimate quiz below is perfect for you. Give it a try and see if you were attentive in all your classes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Listening is an

    Explanation
    Listening is considered an active process because it requires focused attention and engagement from the listener. It involves not only hearing the words being spoken but also understanding and interpreting the message being conveyed. Active listening involves actively participating in the communication process by giving feedback, asking questions, and showing interest in the speaker's words. It requires mental effort and concentration to fully comprehend and respond to the speaker's message. Therefore, listening is not a passive activity but an active process that involves active engagement and participation.

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  • 2. 

    What are the five steps of listening?

  • 3. 

    Reception is the

    • A.

      Intake of auditory and visual information; enters short term memory

    • B.

      The way we interpret the meaning of what is being said without being judgmental or reacting emotionally

    • C.

      The reply back to the speaker in verbal and non-verbal ways

    Correct Answer
    A. Intake of auditory and visual information; enters short term memory
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Intake of auditory and visual information; enters short term memory." This answer accurately describes reception as the process of taking in auditory and visual information. It also mentions that this information enters short term memory, which is an important aspect of the reception process.

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  • 4. 

    Attention is when

    • A.

      We interpret the meaning of what is being said without being judgmental or reacting emotionally

    • B.

      You distinguish what does or does not correspond with the information you already have

    • C.

      Information is given a level of importance and when distractions are blocked out

    Correct Answer
    C. Information is given a level of importance and when distractions are blocked out
    Explanation
    Attention refers to the process of selectively focusing on certain information while filtering out distractions. In this context, the given answer accurately describes attention as the act of assigning importance to information and blocking out distractions. When we give information a level of importance, we prioritize it in our cognitive processing, allowing us to better understand and retain the information. Additionally, by blocking out distractions, we can maintain our focus and concentration on the relevant information, enhancing our ability to interpret and comprehend it effectively.

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  • 5. 

    Preception is when

    • A.

      You relate to others and truly appreciate and absorb their message

    • B.

      We reply back to the speaker in verbal and non-verbal ways

    • C.

      You distinguish what does or does not correspond with information you already have

    Correct Answer
    C. You distinguish what does or does not correspond with information you already have
    Explanation
    Perception refers to the ability to differentiate and recognize information that aligns or contradicts with our existing knowledge. It involves understanding and absorbing the message conveyed by others, as well as responding to them verbally or non-verbally. By perceiving, we are able to relate to others and appreciate their message, while also discerning whether it aligns with our pre-existing information or not.

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  • 6. 

    Assignment of meaning is

    • A.

      The reply back to the speaker in verbal and non-verbal ways

    • B.

      When we interpret the meaning of what is being said without being judgmental or emotional

    • C.

      Relating to others and appreciating and absorbing their message

    Correct Answer
    B. When we interpret the meaning of what is being said without being judgmental or emotional
    Explanation
    The given answer accurately defines the assignment of meaning. It implies that when we interpret the meaning of what is being said without being judgmental or emotional, we are assigning meaning to the speaker's words. This suggests that we are actively trying to understand the message being conveyed without letting our personal biases or emotions interfere with the interpretation. By doing so, we can effectively relate to others, appreciate their message, and respond in verbal and non-verbal ways.

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  • 7. 

    Response is

    • A.

      The reply back to the speaker in verbal and non-verbal ways

    • B.

      The intake of auditory and visual information; enters short term memory

    • C.

      An active process

    Correct Answer
    A. The reply back to the speaker in verbal and non-verbal ways
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the reply back to the speaker in verbal and non-verbal ways". This means that a response is the feedback given by a person to the speaker, which can be expressed through both verbal and non-verbal means. It involves actively engaging with the speaker and processing the information received through auditory and visual channels. The response is an active process that allows for the exchange of information between the speaker and the listener.

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  • 8. 

    Empathetic listening is essential for

    • A.

      Relating to others and truly appreciating and absorbing another persons message

    • B.

      Having adult relationships

    • C.

      Being sympathetic to another person

    • D.

      Agreeing with the actions of a person

    Correct Answer
    A. Relating to others and truly appreciating and absorbing another persons message
    Explanation
    Empathetic listening is the act of understanding and connecting with others on a deeper level. It involves not only hearing what someone is saying but also trying to understand their perspective, emotions, and experiences. By practicing empathetic listening, individuals can build stronger relationships, as they are able to truly appreciate and absorb the messages being conveyed. This type of listening allows for a deeper level of understanding and empathy towards others, fostering better communication and connection.

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  • 9. 

    What are the basics of effective feedback?

  • 10. 

    What are the basics of effectively receiving feedback?

  • 11. 

    Assertiveness is

    • A.

      A way to overpower someone else to get your way

    • B.

      A solution to fear, anger, shyness, and passivity

    • C.

      Being self centered and voicing a strong opinion

    Correct Answer
    B. A solution to fear, anger, shyness, and passivity
    Explanation
    Assertiveness is a solution to fear, anger, shyness, and passivity. It refers to the ability to express oneself confidently and stand up for one's rights and needs without violating the rights of others. It involves communicating thoughts, feelings, and opinions in a clear and respectful manner, while also considering the feelings and perspectives of others. By being assertive, individuals can effectively address their fears, manage their anger, overcome shyness, and break free from passive behavior, leading to healthier and more balanced relationships.

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  • 12. 

    Narcissism is

    • A.

      Excessive self love

    • B.

      Being obsessed with another person

    • C.

      Being overly confident

    Correct Answer
    A. Excessive self love
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "excessive self-love" because narcissism refers to a personality trait characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, a constant need for admiration, and a lack of empathy for others. People with narcissistic tendencies often prioritize their own needs and desires above others, constantly seek validation and attention, and have an exaggerated sense of their own abilities and achievements. This excessive self-love can lead to arrogance, entitlement, and a disregard for the feelings and well-being of others.

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  • 13. 

    3 barriers to promoting diversity are

    • A.

      Promoting individualism, being self centered, and being altruistic

    • B.

      Racism, stereotypes, and ethnocentrism

    • C.

      Drug use, malnutrition, and ghettos

    Correct Answer
    B. Racism, stereotypes, and ethnocentrism
    Explanation
    The correct answer is racism, stereotypes, and ethnocentrism. These three barriers contribute to the lack of diversity promotion. Racism refers to the belief that one race is superior to others, leading to discrimination and exclusion. Stereotypes are generalizations and assumptions made about a particular group, which can perpetuate biases and hinder inclusivity. Ethnocentrism is the tendency to view one's own culture as superior and judge others based on this perspective, creating barriers to embracing diversity. These three factors collectively contribute to the challenges faced in promoting diversity and fostering an inclusive environment.

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  • 14. 

    In the five steps of listening which step is when a person takes the initial or first attempt to asses the information received

    • A.

      Reception

    • B.

      Assignment of meaning

    • C.

      Attention

    • D.

      Perception

    Correct Answer
    D. Perception
    Explanation
    Perception is the step in the listening process where a person takes the initial or first attempt to assess the information received. It involves interpreting and making sense of the incoming information based on one's own experiences, knowledge, and understanding. This step is crucial as it sets the foundation for further processing and comprehension of the message. By perceiving the information, individuals begin to form their initial understanding and make sense of what they are hearing or receiving.

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  • 15. 

    Which technique is an effective means to present feedback

    • A.

      Always use past examples

    • B.

      Try not critique and individuals personality traits

    • C.

      Do not allow recipient the chance to respond right away

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Try not critique and individuals personality traits
    Explanation
    The technique of not critiquing an individual's personality traits is an effective means to present feedback. This approach focuses on the specific behavior or actions rather than attacking the person's character. By avoiding personal criticisms, the feedback can be more constructive and less likely to cause defensiveness or conflict. This technique promotes a healthier and more productive feedback process.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following assists in empathetic listening

    • A.

      Making personal comparisons

    • B.

      Focus on the content of the message rather than the method used

    • C.

      Rehearsing your response

    • D.

      Respond to the speaker in only an appeasing manner

    Correct Answer
    B. Focus on the content of the message rather than the method used
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "focus on the content of the message rather than the method used." This is because empathetic listening involves understanding and connecting with the speaker's emotions and perspective. By focusing on the content of the message, rather than how it is being delivered, the listener can better comprehend and empathize with the speaker's feelings and thoughts. This allows for a deeper level of understanding and support in the communication process.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is not a benefit to empathetic listening

    • A.

      Clears up misunderstanding right away

    • B.

      Shows that you and the speaker are completely in agreement

    • C.

      Makes the speaker feel as though you are interested

    • D.

      Fosters more meaningful relationships

    Correct Answer
    B. Shows that you and the speaker are completely in agreement
    Explanation
    The benefit of empathetic listening is not showing complete agreement with the speaker. Empathetic listening involves understanding and acknowledging the speaker's perspective, emotions, and experiences without necessarily agreeing with them. It allows for open communication and the opportunity to explore different viewpoints, leading to a deeper understanding and more meaningful relationships.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following is not suggested when delivering information assertively

    • A.

      Manage your reactions

    • B.

      Use body language that corresponds to the message being delivered

    • C.

      If your message is disputed, to avoid confusion repeat the information exactly the same way as you did previously and increase your volume

    • D.

      Use positive thoughts and inner dialogue to reinforce your boldness

    Correct Answer
    C. If your message is disputed, to avoid confusion repeat the information exactly the same way as you did previously and increase your volume
    Explanation
    The suggested answer is "if your message is disputed, to avoid confusion repeat the information exactly the same way as you did previously and increase your volume." This is not suggested when delivering information assertively because it can come across as aggressive and confrontational. Assertive communication involves expressing oneself confidently and respectfully, without resorting to repetitive or loud behavior.

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  • 19. 

    According to NLP ____________ is focused on the least when interpreting and senders message

    • A.

      Body language

    • B.

      Tone

    • C.

      Words

    Correct Answer
    C. Words
    Explanation
    When interpreting and understanding a sender's message in NLP (Natural Language Processing), the focus is least on the words used. This is because NLP aims to understand the context, emotions, and intentions behind the message, rather than solely relying on the literal meaning of the words. Body language and tone play a significant role in conveying non-verbal cues and emotions, which are crucial for accurate interpretation in NLP.

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  • 20. 

    When addressing a problem with an individual and the person tries to change the subject or loses focus the assertive technique that addresses their behavior is called

    • A.

      Repetition

    • B.

      Smokescreen

    • C.

      Defusing

    • D.

      Content to process shift

    Correct Answer
    D. Content to process shift
    Explanation
    When addressing a problem with an individual and they try to change the subject or lose focus, the assertive technique that addresses their behavior is called a content to process shift. This technique involves redirecting the conversation back to the original topic or issue at hand, ensuring that the person does not avoid or evade addressing the problem. It helps to maintain focus and ensure that the discussion remains productive and relevant.

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  • 21. 

    There are four major categories of discrepancies that are the most commonly found to cause group conflicts which of the following is not one of those categories

    • A.

      Direction

    • B.

      Conduct

    • C.

      Allocation

    • D.

      Verdict

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above". This means that none of the options listed (direction, conduct, allocation, verdict) are considered one of the four major categories of discrepancies that commonly cause group conflicts.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following is when a group member offers negative feedback on ideas, but never offers any constructive suggestions

    • A.

      Aggressor

    • B.

      Dominator

    • C.

      Recognition seeker

    • D.

      Blocker

    Correct Answer
    D. Blocker
    Explanation
    A blocker is a group member who offers negative feedback on ideas but never provides any constructive suggestions. This individual tends to criticize and oppose others' ideas without offering any alternative solutions or suggestions for improvement. This behavior can hinder the group's progress and problem-solving abilities as it creates a negative and unproductive atmosphere. The blocker may discourage other members from contributing their ideas and can impede the group's ability to reach consensus or make effective decisions.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following is not a benefit of group conflict

    • A.

      Opportunity to learn more about other people

    • B.

      Releases emotion anxiety and stress

    • C.

      Polarizes members by isolating their differences

    • D.

      Refines communication and perception skills

    Correct Answer
    C. Polarizes members by isolating their differences
    Explanation
    Group conflict can have several benefits, such as providing an opportunity to learn more about other people, releasing emotions, anxiety, and stress, and refining communication and perception skills. However, polarizing members by isolating their differences is not a benefit of group conflict. This statement suggests that group conflict can lead to further division and isolation among members, which is not conducive to productive teamwork and collaboration.

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