Chapter 1: History Of Psychology

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History Of Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

Test is about knowing what psycholoy is.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are at a lecture about the history of psychology and the speaker states that Wilhelm Wundt's theory of structuralism was the first scientific psychological theory. On what historical fact might the speaker be basing her or his arguement?
    • A. 

      Wundt was internationally known at the time, and his lent credence to his theory in the scientific community.

    • B. 

      Wundt studied under Ivan Pavlov for his graduate training, and Pavlov required scientific methods to be used.

    • C. 

      Structuralism was based on the results of his introspection experiments, so it is, at least in part, empirical.

    • D. 

      Structuralism was based on careful anecdotes gathered from Wundt's extensive clinical career.

    • E. 

      Wundt was the first person to study pyschology in an academic setting.

  • 2. 
    Sigmund Freud's theory of the unconscious mind:
    • A. 

      Was revolutionary because it was the first comprehensive explanation of human thought and behavior.

    • B. 

      Resulted from discoveries about the human brain obtained by cadaver dissection.

    • C. 

      Is outdated and has no relevance for modern pyschology

    • D. 

      Focused entirely on human males' sex drive

    • E. 

      Depends on the idea that humans can remember events but not be consciously aware of the memory

  • 3. 
    In what might a behaviorist disagree with a cognitive psychologist about the cause of aggression?
    • A. 

      A behaviorist might state that aggression is caused by memories or ways we think about aggressive behavior, while a cognitive psychologist might say aggression is caused by a past repressed experience.

    • B. 

      A behaviorist might state that aggression is a behavior encouraged by our genetic code, while a cognitive psychologist might state that aggression is caused by memories or ways we think about aggressive behavior.

    • C. 

      A behaviorist might state that aggression is caused by past rewards for aggressive behavior, while a cognitive psychologist might believe aggression is caused by an expressed desire to fulfill certain life needs.

    • D. 

      A behaviorist might state that aggression is caused by past rewards for aggressive behavior, while a cognitive psychologist might believe aggression is caused by memories or ways we think about aggressive behavior.

    • E. 

      A behaviorist would not disagree with a cognitive psychologist about aggression because they both believe that aggressive behavior is caused by the way we cognitively process certain behaviors.