Prelim Chapter Test 1 Introduction To Psychology

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Introduction To Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

This test covers the philosophical foundation of psychological up to the time of its development into a independent scientific discipline. Fill in the blanks with the best answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. It is a scientific discipline that studies mental processes and behavior in humans and other animals.
  • 2. 
    1. Literally psychology means….
  • 3. 
    3. When was psychology no longer considered a branch of philosophy but an independent scientific discipline?
  • 4. 
    4. Psychology comes from two Greek words which…..
  • 5. 
    1. A German who is considered to be the “father of modern psychology”?
  • 6. 
    6. He believed strongly that ideas should be judged in terms of their practical consequences for human conduct.
  • 7. 
    7. The Greek name for a butterfly….
  • 8. 
    1. He is the father of Psychology.
  • 9. 
    1. An idealistic and rationalistic who’s thought is the theory of “ideas” or “forms”.
  • 10. 
    10. In his philosophy he suggests that what is to be considered a good act is not good because Gods say it is, but is good because it is useful to us in our efforts to be better and happier people.
  • 11. 
    11. Shaped and controlled by one’s environment, it emphasizes the study of behavior.
  • 12. 
    1. The first schools of psychology that focused on breaking down mental processes into the most basic components.
  • 13. 
    13. Human behavior can be understood in terms of mental processing of information.
  • 14. 
    1. It is guided by one’s self-image, subjective perception of the world and by needs for personal growth.
  • 15. 
    15. It is an approach to the entire discipline that views human nature as a set of evolved psychological adaptations to recurring problems in the ancestral environment.
  • 16. 
    16. A Psychology which is based upon the idea that we experience things as unified wholes.
  • 17. 
    1. It is the scientific study of the biological substrates of behavior and mental states.
  • 18. 
    1. This psychology studies cognition, the mental processes underlying behavior.
  • 19. 
    1. It refers to the study of the behavior and mental life of animals other than human beings.
  • 20. 
    20. It applies to psychological concepts and methods to optimize human potential in the workplace.