Psych 111 Practice Test Three

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Psych 111 Practice Test Three

Practice test #3 for the Psych 111 class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Psychological Scientists often divide the way we experience the world into two distinct phases, they are:
    • A. 

      Sensation and Transduction

    • B. 

      Perception and Transduction

    • C. 

      Sensation and Perception

    • D. 

      Qualitative and Quantitative

  • 2. 
    Sensation is the processing, organization and interpretation of sensory signals; it results in an internal representation of the stimulus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The process of which sensory receptors produce neural impulses when they receive physical or chemical stimulation is known as:
    • A. 

      Perception

    • B. 

      Judgment

    • C. 

      Sensory adaptation

    • D. 

      Transduction

  • 4. 
    Absolute Threshold is the level of intensity at which participants correctly detect a stimulus on ____ percent of the trials in which it is presented.
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      100

  • 5. 
    How far away would a candle have to be on a dark, clear night for my brain to perceive it at a minimal level.
    • A. 

      1 mile

    • B. 

      10 miles

    • C. 

      20 miles

    • D. 

      30 miles

  • 6. 
    Which of the following are approximate sensory thresholds for each sense? (Check all answers that are correct).
    • A. 

      Taste: One teaspoon of sugar in 1 gallon of water

    • B. 

      Taste: One teaspoon of sugar in 2 gallons of water

    • C. 

      Touch: One grain of sand dropped on your cheek from a distance of 1 centimetre

    • D. 

      Touch: A fly's wing falling on your cheek from a distance of 1 centimetre

    • E. 

      Smell: One Big Mac diffused into the entire volume of two rooms.

    • F. 

      Smell: One drop of perfume diffused into the entire volume of six rooms.

    • G. 

      Hearing: The tick of a clock at 20 feet under quiet conditions.

    • H. 

      Hearing: The chirping of a cricket from a distance of 3 football fields.

  • 7. 
    A difference threshold is calculated using whose law?
    • A. 

      Weber's Law

    • B. 

      Keiths's Law

    • C. 

      Seabrook's Law

    • D. 

      Pronger's Law

    • E. 

      Doughty's Law

    • F. 

      Niedermayer's Law

  • 8. 
    Signal detection theory states that detecting a stimulus requires making a judgment about its presence or absence, based on an objective interpretation of ambiguous information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A decrease in sensitivity due to a constant level of stimulation is defined in the textbook as:
    • A. 

      Desensitization

    • B. 

      Gustation

    • C. 

      Sensory adaptation

    • D. 

      Sensory decay

  • 10. 
    Gustation is:
    • A. 

      The sense of taste

    • B. 

      The sense of smell

    • C. 

      The sense of touch

    • D. 

      The sense of hearing

  • 11. 
    People who experience especially intense taste sensations are known as:
    • A. 

      Hypertasters

    • B. 

      Supergustators

    • C. 

      Supertasters

    • D. 

      Freaks

  • 12. 
    The thin layer of tissue within the nasal cavity that is embedded with small receptors that perform olfaction (the sense of smell) is known as:
    • A. 

      Olfactory epithelium

    • B. 

      Olfactory bulb

    • C. 

      Papillae

    • D. 

      Odorants

  • 13. 
    The sense of touch is known as:
    • A. 

      Audition

    • B. 

      Haptic Sense

    • C. 

      Gustatory Sense

  • 14. 
    The main goal of gustation (aka Gustatory Sense) is to...
    • A. 

      Encourage the consumption of foods through pleasant taste

    • B. 

      Give ourselves variety in life

    • C. 

      Improve smell

    • D. 

      Keep poisons out

  • 15. 
    Judgments are not effected by context.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Frequency can help determines which of the following in sound (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Pitch

    • B. 

      Loudness

    • C. 

      Vibrations per second

    • D. 

      Location of sound

  • 17. 
    Women are better at men in which of the following basic senses?
    • A. 

      Touch

    • B. 

      Sound

    • C. 

      Hearing

    • D. 

      Smell

    • E. 

      Taste

    • F. 

      All of the Above

    • G. 

      None of the Above

    • H. 

      Microwaving Pizza

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not an example of tactile stimulation?
    • A. 

      Hot/Cold

    • B. 

      Hair/Capsules

    • C. 

      Sharp + Fast Pain/Dull + Slow Pain

    • D. 

      Old/New

  • 19. 
    What is the single most common medical complaint?
    • A. 

      Hearing Voices

    • B. 

      Bleeding

    • C. 

      Seeing dead people

    • D. 

      Pain

  • 20. 
    Pain signals are not sent by the receptors if there is no tissue damage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is a quality of pain?
    • A. 

      Organic

    • B. 

      Psychogenic

    • C. 

      Acute

    • D. 

      Chronic

    • E. 

      Malignant

    • F. 

      Benign

    • G. 

      Continous

    • H. 

      Episodic

    • I. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    Pain always feels negative.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Gate control theory states that for us to experience pain, pain receptors must be activated and a neural "gate" to the spinal cord must allow the signals through to the brain.
    • A. 

      Hell yes

    • B. 

      Hell no

    • C. 

      Hell maybe

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is not a factor of opening the pain gate?
    • A. 

      Amount of activity in the pain fibers

    • B. 

      Amount of activity in other peripheral fibers

    • C. 

      This one

    • D. 

      Messages that descend from the brain

  • 25. 
    Check all conditions that open the gate.
    • A. 

      E Extent of physical injury

    • B. 

      Inappropriate activity level

    • C. 

      Anxiety or worry

    • D. 

      Medications and endorphins

    • E. 

      Counterstimulation

    • F. 

      Tension

    • G. 

      Positive emotions

    • H. 

      Relaxation

    • I. 

      Intense concentration

    • J. 

      Involvement and interest in activities

    • K. 

      Depression

    • L. 

      Focusing on pain

    • M. 

      Boredom