PSYC 342 : Social Psychology Questions! Trivia Quiz

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PSYC 342 : Social Psychology Questions! Trivia Quiz

Below are some PSYC 342: social psychology questions! Human being's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, and implied presence of others around them. Social psychology focuses on social thinking, social influence, and social behavior. Do check out the questions and get to see just how much you know about human behavior and studies surrounding it over the years. All the best, and keep a lookout for other quizzes like it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The research of Ivan Pavlov and Hermann Ebbinghaus is similar because of both researchers.
    • A. 

      Were using empirical methods to investigate reflexes

    • B. 

      Were using empirical methods to study laws of associations

    • C. 

      Extended Descartes’ concept of dualism

    • D. 

      Were concerned with the study of the mind, not with physiological mechanisms.\x00

  • 2. 
    Which of the following best characterizes Pavlov’s extension of Descartes’ theory of reflexes?
    • A. 

      Pavlov demonstrated that new reflexes could develop through a mechanism of association

    • B. 

      Pavlov demonstrated that reflexes are innate and based on neural anatomy

    • C. 

      Pavlov demonstrated that reflexes are due to a stimulus releasing a response from inhibition

    • D. 

      Pavlov demonstrated that complex ideas develop from associations between sensory experiences

  • 3. 
    What can behavioral studies of learning demonstrate?
    • A. 

      How the elements of the nervous system change due to associative learning

    • B. 

      The conditions under which information is acquired

    • C. 

      The features of the reflex arc necessary for learning to occur

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is necessary when using animal models to study human behavior?
    • A. 

      One must assume that the animal in question is like humans.

    • B. 

      The animal behavior must be as complex as human behavior.

    • C. 

      One must identify a relevant similarity between the animal model and the human behavior of interest.

    • D. 

      The animal behavior must be similar to human behavior in most respects.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following would correctly be identified as due to learning?
    • A. 

      A weight lifter can raise less and less weight as her sets go on.

    • B. 

      After a growth spurt, a child can now climb on the couch.

    • C. 

      In the spring, male birds are attracted to females, but not in the fall when the females are not receptive.

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 6. 
    The general-process approach to learning assumes that
    • A. 

      All animals respond to training in a similar manner.

    • B. 

      Learning phenomena are products of elemental processes that are consistent across situations.

    • C. 

      Learning phenomena are products of elemental processes that change across situations.

    • D. 

      Differing species will learn about similar stimuli and responses similarly.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the simplest form of elicited behavior?
    • A. 

      The habitation response

    • B. 

      Feedback stimuli

    • C. 

      Reflexive behavior

    • D. 

      The sensitization process

  • 8. 
    Elicited behaviors are interesting to researchers studying learning because of which following result?
    • A. 

      They are invariant and make good controls.

    • B. 

      They are present in most animals except humans and provide clues to the evolution of behavior.

    • C. 

      They do not occur the same way each time the eliciting stimulus is presented.

    • D. 

      They allow for voluntary behavior in non-human animals.

  • 9. 
    Habituation and sensitization effects perform which of the following functions?
    • A. 

      Focus attention on all stimuli present.

    • B. 

      Direct responses to all stimuli present.

    • C. 

      Focus attention on background stimuli.

    • D. 

      Focus attention on relevant stimuli.

  • 10. 
    To rule out response fatigue as the cause for the decreased responding that occurs over repeated presentations of a stimulus, the researcher should
    • A. 

      Determine if the subject can still sense the stimulus.

    • B. 

      Determine if the subject is responding to the stimulus in other ways.

    • C. 

      Present a new stimulus that elicits a similar response.

    • D. 

      Present a new stimulus that elicits an unrelated response.