Psych Final Exam 2013

50 Questions | Total Attempts: 37

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  • 1. 
    _____________ is any action that other people can observe or measure.
    • A. 

      Psychology

    • B. 

      Cognitive Activities

    • C. 

      Behavior

    • D. 

      Theories

  • 2. 
    Psychology is the study of…
    • A. 

      Behavior and mental processes

    • B. 

      Human behavior constructs that we can't see or touch

    • C. 

      The environment in which humans live

    • D. 

      The human body

  • 3. 
    _____________ is a statement that attempts to explain why things are the way that they are.
    • A. 

      Theory

    • B. 

      Idea

    • C. 

      Principle

    • D. 

      Hypothesis

  • 4. 
    What is the role of a school psychologist?
    • A. 

      Use interviews and tests to asses they client's problems

    • B. 

      Focus on course planning and instructional methods for the entire school system

    • C. 

      Study the changes that occur throughout a person's life

    • D. 

      Identify and help students who may have problems that interfere with learning

  • 5. 
    _____________psychologists are concerned with people's behavior in social situations.
    • A. 

      Experimental

    • B. 

      Personality

    • C. 

      Social

    • D. 

      Educational

  • 6. 
    Which historical figure was responsible for the idea of introspection, or looking with in to examine one's thoughts and feelings?
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Platocrates

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Hippocrates

  • 7. 
    Who is considered the "Father of Psychology" having opened the first psychology lab that studied humans in 1879?
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

    • C. 

      Ivan Pavlov

    • D. 

      B.F. Skinner

  • 8. 
    ___________ is used when people are asked to respond to a series of questions about a particular subject.
    • A. 

      Survey Method

    • B. 

      Testing Method

    • C. 

      Case Study Method

    • D. 

      Observational Method

  • 9. 
    I am testing the hypothesis that more quizzes taken by the class will result in better test scores. What is the independent variable?
    • A. 

      Test Scores

    • B. 

      The Students

    • C. 

      The number of quizzes

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Ethical guidelines that psychologists must follow are outlined by what organization?
    • A. 

      The American Psychological Association

    • B. 

      The Association of Psychological Advisors

    • C. 

      The Administration of Psychological Appropriateness

    • D. 

      The Psychological Administration of America

  • 11. 
    What method of study is used when psychologists pick a group and study them over a prolonged period of time, often years or decades?
    • A. 

      Cross-sectional

    • B. 

      Longitudinal

    • C. 

      Naturalistic Observation

    • D. 

      Laboratory Observation

  • 12. 
    _______________ method is when researchers observe the behavior of people or animals in their natural habitat.
    • A. 

      Longitudinal

    • B. 

      Cross-Sectional

    • C. 

      Naturalistic-Observation

    • D. 

      Laboratory-Observation

  • 13. 
    The __________________ Nervous System is made up of the brain and the spinal cord.
    • A. 

      Peripheral

    • B. 

      Somatic

    • C. 

      Socratic

    • D. 

      Central

  • 14. 
    The Autonomic Nervous System:
    • A. 

      Regulates the body's vital functions

    • B. 

      Is responsible for preparing the body for dangerous situations

    • C. 

      Is responsible for calming the body after dangerous situations

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is NOT a function of the Sympathetic Nervous System?
    • A. 

      Increases respiration

    • B. 

      Speeds up digestion

    • C. 

      Increases heart rate

    • D. 

      Elevates blood pressure

  • 16. 
    Messages sent from one neuron to the next must cross the ______________.
    • A. 

      Synapse

    • B. 

      Dendritical Gap

    • C. 

      Axon Terminal Canyon

    • D. 

      The Grand Canyon

  • 17. 
    Visual processing with in the brain takes place in the:
    • A. 

      Frontal lobe

    • B. 

      Occipital lobe

    • C. 

      Parietal lobe

    • D. 

      Temporal lobe

  • 18. 
    The structure that connects the two hemispheres of the brain is called the:
    • A. 

      Mid brain

    • B. 

      RAS

    • C. 

      Corpus Callosum

    • D. 

      Limbic System

  • 19. 
    Metabolism refers to the body's ability to:
    • A. 

      Recover from an injury

    • B. 

      Increase the rate of one's biological clock

    • C. 

      Increase the rate at which food is converted to energy

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    __________ is the male sex hormone
    • A. 

      Testosterone

    • B. 

      Estrogen

    • C. 

      Dopamine

    • D. 

      Adrenaline

  • 21. 
    ___________ are the basic building blocks of heredity
    • A. 

      Hormones

    • B. 

      DNA

    • C. 

      Genes

    • D. 

      Chromosomes

  • 22. 
    ___________ is the stimulation of sensory receptors and the transmission of sensory information to the Central Nervous System.
    • A. 

      Perception

    • B. 

      Memory

    • C. 

      Sensation

    • D. 

      Psychology

  • 23. 
    Actually an opening, this part of the eye determines the amount of light which enters it:
    • A. 

      Retina

    • B. 

      Pupil

    • C. 

      Thalamus

    • D. 

      Optic nerve

  • 24. 
    The ____________ is a bony tube that contains fluids as well as neurons that move in response to the vibrations of the fluids.
    • A. 

      Cochlea

    • B. 

      Auditory nerve

    • C. 

      Ear Canal

    • D. 

      Eardrum

  • 25. 
    If we are not awakened, what stage of sleep do we enter after Stage 4?
    • A. 

      Stage 1

    • B. 

      Stage 2

    • C. 

      Stage 3

    • D. 

      REM

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