Psyc 220 Brain And Behavior Exam Practice Test

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Psyc 220 Brain And Behavior Exam Practice Test

Welcome learner, psychology is an exciting but complex subject. Since every human is different from their diverse thought process, it becomes complicated to understand one's psychology. That's why this subject is an excellent center of attraction for scientific research. But we aren't going that deep with this quiz right now. This quiz is based upon the course PSYC 220, and you will be asked questions of many rules of psychology. So, carefully read each question and answer it accurately.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Physical activities such as sucking, grasping, and walking are examples of...
    • A. 

      Behavioral schemes

    • B. 

      Behavioral adaptations

    • C. 

      Mental schemes

    • D. 

      Mental adaptations

  • 2. 
    Solving a puzzle is an example of a:
    • A. 

      Behavioral scheme

    • B. 

      Mental adaptation

    • C. 

      Mental scheme

    • D. 

      Behavioral adaptation

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a key criticism of Jean Piaget's theory of sensorimotor cognitive development?
    • A. 

      Infants are more competent than Piaget thought

    • B. 

      Infants are less competent than Piaget thought

    • C. 

      Piaget failed to conduct observations in controlled settings

    • D. 

      Piaget failed to conduct observations in the infant's every day environment

  • 4. 
    A newborn widens her eyes after her mother widens her eyes and mouth and smiles at the baby. Meltzoff would say that this baby is:
    • A. 

      Habituating to the mother's facial expressions

    • B. 

      Exhibiting a reflex

    • C. 

      Engaging in true imitation

    • D. 

      Showing deferred imitation

  • 5. 
    Cases like the wild boy of Aveyron and Genie cause us to wonder whether language is:
    • A. 

      Due more to heredity or to environment

    • B. 

      Infinitely generative

    • C. 

      Based on abstract or concrete symbols

    • D. 

      More a question of phonology or syntax

  • 6. 
    An example of the basic unit of sound in the English language is the sound the letter "m" makes. This sound is called...
    • A. 

      Morpheme

    • B. 

      Phoneme

    • C. 

      Graphene

    • D. 

      Syntax

  • 7. 
    Someone with a vocabulary of only 200 words can recombine the words in different ways to say thousands of different things. This aspect of language is referred to as...
    • A. 

      Phonology

    • B. 

      Syntax

    • C. 

      Morphology

    • D. 

      Infinite generativity

  • 8. 
    In the word "falling," both "fall" and "ing" are considered...
    • A. 

      Phonemes

    • B. 

      Syntax

    • C. 

      Graphemes

    • D. 

      Morphemes

  • 9. 
    If someone says to you, "Wilfred gave a gift to Marsha" you know who gave the gift and who received it because you understand the -- of the sentence. 
    • A. 

      Semantics

    • B. 

      Pragmatics

    • C. 

      Syntax

    • D. 

      Primitive symbols

  • 10. 
    Baby Melissa has developed a sucking scheme. She knows that to get food, she must suck on her mother's breast. Now her mother has begun to introduce solid foods with a spoon. Melissa immediately sucks on the spoon. This is an example of...
    • A. 

      Accommodation

    • B. 

      Assimilation

    • C. 

      Amalgamation

    • D. 

      Application

  • 11. 
    Three-year-old Jesse used to call all moving vehicles "car." He now accurately categorizes moving vehicles into trucks, cars, motorcycles, and buses. Jesse has -- to fit new information into his existing scheme. 
    • A. 

      Applied

    • B. 

      Amalgamated

    • C. 

      Assimilated

    • D. 

      Accommodated

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Equilibrium; disequilibrium

    • B. 

      Adaptation; organization

    • C. 

      Classification; modification

    • D. 

      Equilibrium; categorization

  • 13. 
    Josh is three months old. He is in which of Piaget's substages of sensorimotor development?
    • A. 

      Simple reflexes

    • B. 

      First habits and primary circular reactions

    • C. 

      Tertiary circular reactions, novelty, and curiosity

    • D. 

      Secondary circular reactions

  • 14. 
    When first born, Monica showed the typical grasping reflex by closing her fingers around anything that brushed against her palm. After a few weeks, she shows this grasping behavior even when nothing touches her palm. Monica has developed a --, or a scheme based on a reflex that has become completely separated from its eliciting stimulus. 
    • A. 

      Simple reflex

    • B. 

      Primitive symbol

    • C. 

      Habit

    • D. 

      Circular reaction

  • 15. 
    Antonio swings his arms while lying in his crib. One of his arms accidentally hits the mobile hanging above him. This causes the mobile to begin to move. Antonio continues to swing his arms but is unable to strike the mobile above him again. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Primary circular reaction

    • B. 

      Secondary circular reaction

    • C. 

      Reflex

    • D. 

      Habit

  • 16. 
    Sarah, age seven months, loves banging repeatedly on a toy that lights up and plays music on impact. Sarah is in Piaget's substage of...
    • A. 

      Reflexes

    • B. 

      Tertiary circular reaction

    • C. 

      Primary circular reaction

    • D. 

      Secondary circular reaction

  • 17. 
    Eleven-month old Jenny retrieves toys from under the sofa by using her toy golf club. She is in Piaget's -- sensorimotor stage. 
    • A. 

      Primary circular reactions

    • B. 

      Coordination of secondary circular reactions

    • C. 

      Tertiary circular reactions

    • D. 

      Secondary circular reactions

  • 18. 
    Heather crawls from her room into the hallway to look for her mother after she leaves. According to Piaget, this shows that she is capable of...
    • A. 

      Telegraphic thinking

    • B. 

      Object permanence

    • C. 

      Symbolic manipulation

    • D. 

      Infinite generativity

  • 19. 
    Six-month-old Jamal understands that when he swings his toy bear at his mobile, the mobile will swing around. This is because Jamal understands...
    • A. 

      Causality

    • B. 

      Object permanence

    • C. 

      Schemas

    • D. 

      Internalized representation

  • 20. 
    Two-year-old Anita has learned the word "dog" to identify the family pet Rover. Now Anita says the word dog when she sees any animal. Anita has -- these animals into her existing scheme. 
    • A. 

      Amalgamated

    • B. 

      Accommodated

    • C. 

      Assimilated

    • D. 

      Applied

  • 21. 
    Farah shows her baby a colorful block several times. The baby looks carefully at the block at first, but then turns her attention to a different toy after seeing the block a few times. The baby is showing...
    • A. 

      Memory

    • B. 

      Dishabituation

    • C. 

      Imitation

    • D. 

      Habituation

  • 22. 
    Andrew, age 8 months, suffered some brain damage at birth. His identical twin, Alex, had no brain damage. Research on habituation would predict that:
    • A. 

      There is no research on infants and habituation

    • B. 

      Andrew will no habituate as well as Alex

    • C. 

      Alex with not habituate as well as Andrew

    • D. 

      Both twins will habituate at the same level

  • 23. 
    When Abraham describes to his friend what he did last summer, he is relying on his -- memory. 
    • A. 

      Explicit

    • B. 

      Implicit

    • C. 

      Procedural

    • D. 

      Semantic

  • 24. 
    Mandy sees a little girl in the grocery store throwing a screaming tantrum to get a toy. The next week at the mall, Mandy begins screaming and crying to get some candy. Many is showing....
    • A. 

      Object permanence

    • B. 

      Dishabituation

    • C. 

      Deferred imitation

    • D. 

      Habituation

  • 25. 
    Charisma is six months old and can vocalize pleasure and displeasure, search for objects out of reach, and approach a mirror that is placed infront of her. According to the Bayley Scales of Infant Developent, Charisma...
    • A. 

      Is developing normally

    • B. 

      Is developmentally delayed

    • C. 

      Has an IQ of 110

    • D. 

      Has an IQ of 85