Quiz: Ultimate Psychology Questions For Students!

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Quiz: Ultimate Psychology Questions For Students!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Which of the following approaches is relevent to studying the mind?
    • A. 

      Neuroscientific investigations: Brain imaging and recording (with introspection or task performance)

    • B. 

      Lesion studies: malfunctioning of the brain/mind

    • C. 

      Modeling: Computer simulations of human performance

    • D. 

      Comparative: Performance comparison across age groups and species

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 2. 
    "An effect of the environment mediated by a sensory system" is a definition of...
    • A. 

      Learning

    • B. 

      Experience

    • C. 

      Environment

    • D. 

      Cognition

    • E. 

      Sensory Perception

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Learning

    • B. 

      Experience

    • C. 

      Environment

    • D. 

      Cognition

    • E. 

      Adaptation

  • 4. 
    Habituation can be thought of as...
    • A. 

      Being unresponsive to stimulation

    • B. 

      A response that is learned and my be hard to unlearn

    • C. 

      A "getting used to it" response

    • D. 

      Learning that a response is not needed or is redundant

    • E. 

      Basically a habit

  • 5. 
    A Novel stimulus is likely to lead to...
    • A. 

      An orienting response - increased heart rate, head turn towards stimulus, attending to stimulus by organism

    • B. 

      An orienting response - decreased heart rate, head turn towards stimulus, attending to stimulus by organism

    • C. 

      An orienting response - decreased heart rate, head turn away from stimulus, attending to stimulus by organism

    • D. 

      A Conditioned Response (CR)

    • E. 

      An Unconditioned Response (UR)

  • 6. 
    An organism has “learned” that a stimulus has no special significance.
    • A. 

      Attenuation has taken place

    • B. 

      Moderation has taken place

    • C. 

      Habituation has taken place

    • D. 

      Mediation has taken place

    • E. 

      Orientation has taken place

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not correct about habituation...
    • A. 

      Allows an organism to learn that a stimulus is not significant, and therefore doesn’t have to be distracted by petty events

    • B. 

      Is the simplest form of learning

    • C. 

      Is adaptive

    • D. 

      Is observable in nearly every animal, even slugs and snails

    • E. 

      Is the simplest form of associative learning

  • 8. 
    Behaviour is independent of
    • A. 

      Internal states

    • B. 

      The organism

    • C. 

      Environmental demands

    • D. 

      Experimenter's cognition

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Changes in behaviour that are due to associative learning include
    • A. 

      Habituation

    • B. 

      Fatigue or Changes due to physiological or motivational state

    • C. 

      Innate response tendencies (reflexes, instincts)

    • D. 

      Maturation (regular stages, unaffected by practice)

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 10. 
    Which of these is unlikely to be included in a definition of Learning
    • A. 

      There is a change (may be invisible - thus the “behaviour potential”)

    • B. 

      Change is lasting

    • C. 

      Experience and practice effects

    • D. 

      Learning situation is important

    • E. 

      Response may be ambiguous