Psychology Unit 1 Test Practice

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  • 1. 
    Plasticity is
    • A. 

      Qualitative

    • B. 

      Quantitative

    • C. 

      Neither

    • D. 

      Both

  • 2. 
    What unit is frequency measured in?
    • A. 

      Seconds

    • B. 

      Hertz

    • C. 

      Pitch

    • D. 

      Decibels

  • 3. 
    The Independent Variable is...
    • A. 

      The factor measured at the end of the experiment

    • B. 

      The control for selection bias.

    • C. 

      The factor that is manipulated.

    • D. 

      Information obtained using interviews or questionnaires.

  • 4. 
    The sympathetic nervous system restores the body's functions to normal once a crisis has passed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The hypothalamus regulates all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Internal body temperature

    • B. 

      Hunger and thirst

    • C. 

      Coordinated movement

    • D. 

      Sexual behaviour

  • 6. 
    What is the correlational method?
    • A. 

      Research methods that yield descriptions of behaviour rather than causal explanations.

    • B. 

      A research method used to establish the relationship between two characteristics, events, or behaviours.

    • C. 

      A method whereby researchers use interviews to gather information about the attitudes, beliefs, experiences, or behaviours of a group of people.

  • 7. 
    The process through which the senses detect sensory information and transmit it to the brain is called:
    • A. 

      Perception

    • B. 

      Sensation

  • 8. 
    The two major theories that attempt to explain hearing are:
    • A. 

      Conductions theory and place theory

    • B. 

      Hair-cell theory and frequency theory

    • C. 

      Place theory and frequency theory

    • D. 

      Conduction theory and hair-cell theory

  • 9. 
    Where are the smell receptors located?
    • A. 

      Olfactory tract

    • B. 

      Olfactory nerve

    • C. 

      Olfactory epithelium

    • D. 

      Olfactory bulbs

  • 10. 
    The two-point threshold varies for different body parts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False