General Psychology Hardest Trivia Test! Quiz

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General Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

This is a general psychology hardest trivia test! The human mind is a fascinating organ, and understanding how people choose to react in a given situation needs one to be attentive to some changes in the behaviour of a patient. To assess how skilled you are to actually practice or take the certification exam, we have prepared the quiz below. Give it a shot and see if you need more study session to guarantee a good grade.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Behavior is anything an organism does and mental processes are the internal, subjective experience we infer from behavior.
    • A. 

      Contemporary Psychology

    • B. 

      Cognitive neuroscience

    • C. 

      Cognitive Focus

  • 2. 
    Who are the two individuals associated with deriving principles of logic?
  • 3. 
    This man was a psychologist/philosopher who thought it was fruitful to consider the evolved functions of our thoughts and feelings. Why does the nose smell and brain think? He took after Darwin ideas like thinking is a factor that's adaptive and contributing to survival.
  • 4. 
    What school of psychology did William James embrace?
  • 5. 
    Who is William James' famous student?
  • 6. 
    Who was the first woman to earn a psychology PhD.?
    • A. 

      Mary Calkins

    • B. 

      William James

  • 7. 
    This is the study of the interaction of thought processes and brain function.
    • A. 

      Neuroscience approach

    • B. 

      Cognitive neuroscience

    • C. 

      Psychodynamic focus

    • D. 

      Evolutionary focus

  • 8. 
    The nature-nurture debate deals with our human traits developing either through experience or our traits being equipped to us at birth. What did Plato think about this and what did Locke think about this?
    • A. 

      Plato/intelligence and character inherited Locke/Mind is blank sheet

    • B. 

      Plato/mind is blank sheet Locke/intelligence and behavior inherited

  • 9. 
    Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species" states that among the range of inherited trait variations those contributing to reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding generations. He believes that nature selects those that best enable an organism to survive and reproduce in a particular environment. What is he describing?
  • 10. 
    This considers that influence by biological, social, and psychological provide a valuable vantage point for looking at behavior, yet each is incomplete. This suggests that biological factors deal with genetics and psychological factors deal with emotions and cognitive features.
    • A. 

      Behavioral focus

    • B. 

      Evolution

    • C. 

      Biopsychosocial

    • D. 

      Psychodynamic focus

  • 11. 
    How the brain and the body enable emotions, memories, and sensory experiences?
    • A. 

      Evolutionary focus

    • B. 

      Behavior genetics focus

    • C. 

      Behavioral focus

    • D. 

      Neuroscience focus

  • 12. 
    How the natural selection of traits promotes the perpetuation of one's gene?
    • A. 

      Evolutionary focus

    • B. 

      Behavioral focus

    • C. 

      Psychodynamic focus

    • D. 

      Neuroscience focus

  • 13. 
    How much our genes and environment influence our individual differences?
    • A. 

      Behavior genetics focus

    • B. 

      Psychodynamic focus

    • C. 

      Behavioral focus

    • D. 

      Evolutionary focus

  • 14. 
    How behavior springs from unconscious drives and conflicts?
    • A. 

      Behavioral focus

    • B. 

      Psychodynamic focus

    • C. 

      Behavioral genetics focus

    • D. 

      Evolutionary focus

  • 15. 
    How do we learn observable responses?
    • A. 

      Evolutionary focus

    • B. 

      Behavioral genetics focus

    • C. 

      Psychodynamic focus

    • D. 

      Behavioral focus

  • 16. 
    How we encode, process, store, and retrieve information.
    • A. 

      Cognitive focus

    • B. 

      Social-cultural focus

    • C. 

      Psychodynamic focus

    • D. 

      Behavioral genetics focus

  • 17. 
    How behavior and thinking vary across situations and cultures.
    • A. 

      Cognitive focus

    • B. 

      Psychodynamic focus

    • C. 

      Social-cultural focus

    • D. 

      Evolutionary focus

  • 18. 
    This person helps people with challenges including educational, vocational, and marital issues in hopes of better well-being.
    • A. 

      Counseling psychologist

    • B. 

      Clinical Psycologist

  • 19. 
    This person studies and assesses and treats people with psychological disorders. This person administers tests and provides counseling and therapy.
    • A. 

      Counseling psychologist

    • B. 

      Clinical psychologist

    • C. 

      Psychiatrist

  • 20. 
    This is the tendency to believe after learning an outcome that one would have foreseen it all along. 
    • A. 

      Overconfidence

    • B. 

      Intellectual conceit

    • C. 

      Hindsight bias

  • 21. 
    What is the other name for overconfidence?
  • 22. 
    This is when we tend to think we know more than we actually do. We tend to be more confident than actually correct. With the H1N1 scare, there was no actual research and scientific data to prove the medicine would work. They only thought it ought to be safe.
    • A. 

      Hindsight bias

    • B. 

      Overconfidence

    • C. 

      Correlation

  • 23. 
    What are the two basic characteristics of scientific attitude?  The first one means you are cynical but not gullible. The other means that you have the ability to face learning to reject your own ideas.
  • 24. 
    This is thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusions. Rather, it examines assumptions, hidden values, evaluates evidence, and assesses conclusions.
  • 25. 
    This is repeating the essence of a research study, usually with different participants in different situations to see whether the basic finding extends to other participants and circumstances.
    • A. 

      Case study

    • B. 

      Survey

    • C. 

      Replication

    • D. 

      Random sample