Advanced Psychology - Qp5

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Advanced Psychology - Qp5

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Psychologists would say that their approach to the study of human behaviour is more systematic and controlled than that of the ‘para-psychologists’ in other areas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    People have been trying to understand human behaviour since the beginning of time but it is only in the last fifty years or so that the Western scientific approach to the subject has developed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Psychology is concerned with conducting experiments which are themselves objective and repeatable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The ______ method is the method of research used in the natural sciences.
    • A. 

      Physics

    • B. 

      Scientific

    • C. 

      Chemistry

    • D. 

      Biology

  • 5. 
    Four criteria for science includes: (Select three)
    • A. 

      Definable subject matter

    • B. 

      Theory construction and hypotheses to be tested.

    • C. 

      Facts need to be established by hypothetical investigation.

    • D. 

      The aim must be to discover general laws or principles which govern natural phenomena and are universal.

  • 6. 
    _______ argued that the only way in which scientific knowledge can progress is to continually attempt to refute our theories.
    • A. 

      Freud

    • B. 

      Jung

    • C. 

      Skinner

    • D. 

      Popper

  • 7. 
    Disadvantages of the Experimental Method includes: (Select three)
    • A. 

      The use of the experiment in psychology has produced a method whereby we have a controlled form of observation.

    • B. 

      Experiments on humans tend to make the assumption that individual human qualities don’t exist.

    • C. 

      Generalising the results of an experiment poses problems.

    • D. 

      The experimental situation offers analysis of the cause and effect relationship between variables

    • E. 

      The experimental method gives us the opportunity to check other researcher’s findings

  • 8. 
    Psychology does aim to discover general laws and principles which help us to predict human and animal behaviour.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Topic areas to be covered in Psychology includes: (Select three)
    • A. 

      Freedom versus determinism

    • B. 

      Reductionism

    • C. 

      Nature versus nurture

    • D. 

      Idiographic versus nonconcrete explanations

  • 10. 
    The nomothetic method of research is usually qualitative and includes such methods as the case study.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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