AP Psychology Unit 1 Practice Test

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  • 1. 
    _______________ is the view that knowledge comes from experience and that science should rely on observation and experimentation.
    • A. 

      Empiricism

    • B. 

      Structuralism

    • C. 

      Functionalism

    • D. 

      Experimental psychology

    • E. 

      Behaviorism

  • 2. 
    Introduced by Edward Bradford Titchener, ____________ is the early school of psychology that used self-reflection (introspection) to examine the ____________ elements of the human mind.
    • A. 

      Structuralism

    • B. 

      Experimental psychology

    • C. 

      Psychology

    • D. 

      Cognitive neuroscience

    • E. 

      Biological psychology

  • 3. 
    ____________ is the study of thinking and behavior using the _____________  method. 
    • A. 

      Experimental psychology

    • B. 

      Psychiatry

    • C. 

      Clinical psychology

    • D. 

      Human factors psychology

    • E. 

      Developmental psychology

  • 4. 
    Introduced by William James, ________________ is the early school of psychology that emphasized how behavior and mental processes enable the organism to adapt, survive, and flourish.
    • A. 

      Functionalism

    • B. 

      Psychometrics

    • C. 

      Empiricism

    • D. 

      Basic research

    • E. 

      Applied research

  • 5. 
    _________________ is the view that psychology should focus only on the scientific study of observable behaviors without reference to mental processes.
    • A. 

      Behaviorism

    • B. 

      Structuralism

    • C. 

      Humanistic psychology

    • D. 

      Levels of analysis

    • E. 

      Psychology

  • 6. 
    _______________ is the historically significant perspective of psychology that emphasized the growth potential of healthy people. 
    • A. 

      Humanistic psychology

    • B. 

      Behaviorism

    • C. 

      Natural selection

    • D. 

      Levels of analysis

    • E. 

      SQ3R

  • 7. 
    ______________ is the study of how brain activity is linked with thought processes such as memory and perception.
    • A. 

      Cognitive neuroscience

    • B. 

      Cognitive psychology

    • C. 

      Clinical psychology

    • D. 

      Basic research

    • E. 

      Psychodynamic psychology

  • 8. 
    ______________ uses principles of natural selection to study thinking and behavior. 
    • A. 

      Evolutionary psychology

    • B. 

      Industrial-organizational psychology

    • C. 

      Industrial-organizational psychology

    • D. 

      Behavioral psychology

    • E. 

      Psychodynamic psychology

  • 9. 
    _____________ is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. 
    • A. 

      Psychology

    • B. 

      The nature-nurture issue

    • C. 

      Cognitive psychology

    • D. 

      Biological psychology

    • E. 

      Structuralism

  • 10. 
    ____________ is the principle that those traits of a species that contribute to reproduction and survival are most likely to be passed on to succeeding generations. 
    • A. 

      The nature-nurture issue

    • B. 

      Cognitive neuroscience

    • C. 

      Experimental psychology

    • D. 

      Educational psychology

    • E. 

      Social-cultural psychology

  • 11. 
    ___________ is the principle that those traits of a species that contribute to reproduction and survival are most likely to be passed on to succeeding generations. 
    • A. 

      Natural selection

    • B. 

      Experimental psychology

    • C. 

      Psychology

    • D. 

      Psychometrics

    • E. 

      Personality psychology

  • 12. 
    Psychologists analyze behavior and mental processes from differing complementary views, or _____________.
    • A. 

      Levels of analysis

    • B. 

      Behaviorism

    • C. 

      The biopsychosocial approach

    • D. 

      The industrial-organizational psychology

    • E. 

      Functionalism

  • 13. 
    The ___________________ is an integrated perspective that focuses on biological, psychological, and social-cultural levels of analysis for a given behavior or mental process.
    • A. 

      Biopsychosocial approach

    • B. 

      Nature-nurture issue

    • C. 

      Levels of analysis

    • D. 

      Behavioral approach

    • E. 

      Intuitive understanding

  • 14. 
    _______________ studies the links between biological and psychological processes.
    • A. 

      Biological psychology

    • B. 

      Evolutionary psychology

    • C. 

      Cognitive psychology

    • D. 

      Social-cultural psychology

    • E. 

      Personality psychology

  • 15. 
    ________________  psychology focuses on principles of learning in the scientific study of observable behavior. 
    • A. 

      Behavioral

    • B. 

      Psychodynamic

    • C. 

      Cognitive

    • D. 

      Information acquisition

    • E. 

      Clinical

  • 16. 
    _____________ studies how uncon­scious drives and conflicts influence behavior and thinking. 
    • A. 

      Psychodynamic psychology

    • B. 

      The biopsychosocial approach

    • C. 

      Experimental psychology

    • D. 

      Humanistic psychology

    • E. 

      Psychometrics

  • 17. 
    ___________ is a study method consisting of five steps: survey, question, read, rehearse, and review.
    • A. 

      SQ3R

    • B. 

      Counseling psychology

    • C. 

      TINSTAFFL

    • D. 

      AVID

    • E. 

      Cornell Notes

  • 18. 
    ________________ is the branch of medicine concerned with the physical diagnosis and treatment of psy­chological disorders.
    • A. 

      Psychiatry

    • B. 

      Psychology

    • C. 

      Sociology

    • D. 

      Anthropology

    • E. 

      PhD

  • 19. 
    _______________ is the branch of psychology concerned with the study, assessment, and treat­ment of people with psychological disorders.  
    • A. 

      Clinical psychology

    • B. 

      Family psychology

    • C. 

      State mandated psychology

    • D. 

      Developmental psychology

    • E. 

      Crayfield psychology

  • 20. 
    ________________ is the branch of psychol­ogy that helps people cope with challenges in their daily lives, 
    • A. 

      Counseling psychology

    • B. 

      Family psychology

    • C. 

      Crisis psychology

    • D. 

      Intervention psychology

    • E. 

      Semantic psychology

  • 21. 
    ____________ is the study of how humans and machines interacts the study of how humans and machines interact
    • A. 

      Human factors psychology

    • B. 

      Matrix psychology

    • C. 

      Transformer psychology

    • D. 

      Lego psychology

    • E. 

      Interactive psychology

  • 22. 
    _______________ applies psychological concepts to optimizing human behavior in the workplace.
    • A. 

      Industrial-organizational psychology

    • B. 

      Workplace psychology

    • C. 

      Restorative psychology

    • D. 

      9 to 5 psychology

    • E. 

      Water Cooler psychology

  • 23. 
    _____________ is scientific study that aims to solve practical problems.
    • A. 

      Applied research

    • B. 

      Applied optics

    • C. 

      Critical Thinking

    • D. 

      CAD

    • E. 

      Algorithmic research

  • 24. 
    ____________ is the study of a person's characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting.
    • A. 

      Personality psychology

    • B. 

      Cognitive psychology

    • C. 

      Interpretive psychology

    • D. 

      Meme psychology

    • E. 

      Disordered psychology

  • 25. 
    ______________ is pure science that aims to in­crease psychology's scientific knowledge base rather than to solve practical problems.
    • A. 

      Basic research

    • B. 

      Advanced research

    • C. 

      Prior research

    • D. 

      Essential research

    • E. 

      Preliminary research

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