Psyc 100 Midterm Practice Quiz 2018

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Psyc 100 Midterm Practice Quiz 2018

The PSYC 100 midterm will consist of 30 multiple choice questions and 3 short-answer questions. Matching questions and true/false questions will NOT be on the exam, but there are some in this quiz to cover more material. This quiz is student-designed to provide practice for the upcoming midterm. This is not a quiz from the psychology department at Queen's University.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT an ethical guideline for conducting studies/experiments?
    • A. 

      All of these are ethical guidelines

    • B. 

      Benefits must outweigh the risks

    • C. 

      Informed consent must be received

    • D. 

      Participants must be debriefed before the experiment begins

    • E. 

      None of these are ethical guidelines

  • 2. 
    What is the difference between data and information?
    • A. 

      Data = measurements or simple facts, information = organization

    • B. 

      Data = organization, information = measurements or simple facts

    • C. 

      Neither of these are correct

    • D. 

      There is no difference (data and information mean the same thing)

  • 3. 
    What type of correlation is depicted in this graph?
    • A. 

      Strong negative correlation

    • B. 

      Strong positive correlation

    • C. 

      Weak negative correlation

    • D. 

      Weak positive correlation

  • 4. 
    The __________ is the genetic makeup of a trait and the __________ is the expression of a trait.
    • A. 

      Genotype; phenotype

    • B. 

      Phenotype; genotype

    • C. 

      Epigenetic; polygenic

    • D. 

      Polygenetic; epigenetic

  • 5. 
    __________ is a continuous series of frequent pairing of the conditioned stimulus and the unconditioned stimulus. 
    • A. 

      Contiguity

    • B. 

      Contingency

    • C. 

      Discrimination training

    • D. 

      Acquisition

  • 6. 
    __________ is the degree to which the occurrence of some event (UCS) is predicted by another event (CR).
    • A. 

      Contiguity

    • B. 

      Contingency

    • C. 

      Classical conditioning

    • D. 

      Shaping

  • 7. 
    The two subsystems of the nervous system are __________ and __________.
    • A. 

      Central nervous system; sympathetic nervous system

    • B. 

      Central nervous system; peripheral nervous system

    • C. 

      Peripheral nervous system; autonomic nervous system

    • D. 

      Autonomic nervous system; skeletal nervous system

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of a neuron?
    • A. 

      Axon

    • B. 

      Nucleus

    • C. 

      Reflex arc

    • D. 

      Synapse

    • E. 

      Dendrites

    • F. 

      All of these are part of a neuron

  • 9. 
    The __________ nervous system enhances the internal processes related to the digestion of food and the __________ nervous system mobilizes one's body for rapid energy bursts.
    • A. 

      Skeletal; autonomic

    • B. 

      Sympathetic; parasympathetic

    • C. 

      Parasympathetic; sympathetic

    • D. 

      Autonomic; skeletal

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT involved in the spinal reflex arc?
    • A. 

      Brain

    • B. 

      Integration centre

    • C. 

      Sensory neuron

    • D. 

      Motor neuron

  • 11. 
    Motor neurons send signals from the brain to the body.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    __________ is the reinforcement of each response with the opportunity to perform the next response.
    • A. 

      Chaining

    • B. 

      Shaping

    • C. 

      Acquisition

    • D. 

      Discrimination training

  • 13. 
    Assuming the scales are the same, which graph shows the greater variability?
    • A. 

      Graph

    • B. 

      Graph

  • 14. 
    An example of a third-degree relative is one's aunt or uncle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    25% of alleles are shared with/between __________.
    • A. 

      Second-degree relatives

    • B. 

      First-degree relatives

    • C. 

      Third-degree relatives

    • D. 

      Dizygotic twins

    • E. 

      Monozygotic twins

  • 16. 
    Male cardinals are vibrant red in colour even though this makes them more visible to predators. This is due to:
    • A. 

      Sexual selection

    • B. 

      Genetic drift

    • C. 

      Evolution through natural selection

    • D. 

      Parental investment

  • 17. 
    Suppose that you do not want to complete your readings today. You decide to reward yourself with one episode of your favourite TV show if you complete the readings. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Positive reinforcement

    • B. 

      Negative reinforcement

    • C. 

      Positive punishment

    • D. 

      Negative punishment

  • 18. 
    A child touches an open flame. He pulls his hand back and receives a burn. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Positive punishment

    • B. 

      Negative punishment

    • C. 

      Positive reinforcement

    • D. 

      Negative reinforcement

  • 19. 
    Suppose you want to teach a dog how to roll over. Whenever the dog does something close to rolling over, your reward it. This scenario is an example of:
    • A. 

      Shaping

    • B. 

      Chaining

    • C. 

      Habituation

    • D. 

      Classical conditioning

  • 20. 
    A dog is standing outside in the snow and wants to come inside. You say "Paw" and when the dog raises his paw, you let it inside. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Negative reinforcement

    • B. 

      Positive reinforcement

    • C. 

      Negative punishment

    • D. 

      Positive punishment

  • 21. 
    "Fixed ratio" and "variable interval" are both categorized as:
    • A. 

      Intermittent reinforcement

    • B. 

      Continuous reinforcement

    • C. 

      Ratio schedules

    • D. 

      Interval schedules

  • 22. 
    A few years back, Coca Cola advertised their product in a TV commercial featuring the acoustic version of Avicii's song "Brother." Now, whenever a certain individual hears the song, she wants a Coca Cola product. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Classical conditioning

    • B. 

      Operant conditioning

    • C. 

      Shaping

    • D. 

      Adaption