Psych 111 Practice Test

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Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

A practice test for Psych 111's first test (Chapters 1 and 2). Meant for personal, private use only.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Critical thinking is:
    • A. 

      Questioning everything you read or hear and refusing to believe anything you have not seen for yourself

    • B. 

      Criticizing the way other people think

    • C. 

      Becoming an authority on everything so you don't need to rely on other's judgements

    • D. 

      Using specific thinking skills to reach reasonable conclusions

  • 2. 
    Which of these are not themes of Psychological Science?
    • A. 

      The mind cannot adapt to new surroundings

    • B. 

      A new mathematical revolution is energizing research

    • C. 

      The brain and mind are inseparable

    • D. 

      We often are unaware of the multiple influences on how we think, feel and act

    • E. 

      Nature and nurture act independently

  • 3. 
    In Psychological science, evolutionary theory emphasizes the inherited, adaptive value of behavior.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The social level of psychological analysis focuses on:
    • A. 

      Thoughts, actions and behaviors in different cultural groups

    • B. 

      Perception and cognition behavior

    • C. 

      Genetics

    • D. 

      Interpersonal behavior

  • 5. 
    What marked the beginning of Experimental Psychology?
    • A. 

      Aptitude tests of the Han Dynasty

    • B. 

      Ancient Greeks and Galen's Humors

    • C. 

      Structuralism

    • D. 

      Introspection

  • 6. 
    Gestalt Psychology says that the experience is equal to the sum of its parts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following psychologists did not support structuralism?
    • A. 

      William James

    • B. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

    • C. 

      Edward Titchener

  • 8. 
    What influential book of Psychology did William James publish in 1890?
    • A. 

      A System of Logic

    • B. 

      On the Origin of Species

    • C. 

      Cognitive Psychology

    • D. 

      Principles of Psychology

  • 9. 
    A "stream of consciousness" refers to:
    • A. 

      The progression of psychological research

    • B. 

      An ever changing, continuous series of thoughts

    • C. 

      A river in Consciousness, Alabama

    • D. 

      The way the scientific method works

  • 10. 
    The approach that functions of the mind, rather than the elements of the mind should be the focus of psychology is known as cognitive psychology.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a true of Gestalt Psychology (check all that apply):
    • A. 

      Emphasis on the unconcious

    • B. 

      Opposed to structuralism

    • C. 

      Perception is based on context and patterns

    • D. 

      Perceptions of objects are objective

    • E. 

      We organize our experiences randomly

  • 12. 
    The Law of Continuity states that elements with the same moving direction are perceived as a collective or unit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Sigmund Freud pioneered the psychological field of:
  • 14. 
    Behaviorism was first proposed by:
    • A. 

      Sigmund Freud

    • B. 

      BF Skinner

    • C. 

      John B. Watson

    • D. 

      George A. Miller

    • E. 

      Ivan Pavlov

  • 15. 
    According to Behaviorism, what is most important:
    • A. 

      Conscious and Unconscious processes

    • B. 

      Stimulus and Response

    • C. 

      Higher order mental functions

    • D. 

      Structure of the mind

  • 16. 
    Cognitive Psychology is modeled after what?
    • A. 

      Computers

    • B. 

      Organs of the brain that control specific functions

    • C. 

      BF Skinner's haircut

    • D. 

      Similarity of thoughts

  • 17. 
    CBT stands for:
  • 18. 
    Which of the following are not Law(s) of Pragnanz?
    • A. 

      Law of Closure

    • B. 

      Law of Large Numbers

    • C. 

      Law of Similarity

    • D. 

      Law of Proximity

    • E. 

      Law of Continuity

    • F. 

      Law of Common Fate

  • 19. 
    A theory of Psychology, based in Physiology, now known to be extremely flawed, is known as:
  • 20. 
    The person who started Phrenology was:
    • A. 

      Ivan Pavlov

    • B. 

      Carl Rogers

    • C. 

      Francis Gall

    • D. 

      Luke Fon Fabre

    • E. 

      Abraham Maslow

  • 21. 
    The cognitive model says that a situation produces __________ which lead(s) to _________.
    • A. 

      A stimulus, response

    • B. 

      Automatic thoughts, reaction

    • C. 

      Rational thoughts, reaction

    • D. 

      Impulse, response

  • 22. 
    The cognitive triad consists of which of the following:
    • A. 

      Negative view of self

    • B. 

      Negative view of science

    • C. 

      Negative view of world

    • D. 

      Negative view of God

    • E. 

      Negative view of the future

  • 23. 
    An example of an Automatic Thought is catastrophizing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    A hypothesis is an interconnected idea or model of behavior.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which are common problems of Psychological research?
    • A. 

      Direction of variable relationships

    • B. 

      Correlational reasonings (correlation does not imply causation)

    • C. 

      Third variables

    • D. 

      Observer bias

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