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In this trivia quiz on the topic of psychology, let’s take a look at the multifaceted discipline that looks at the science of behaviour and mind, which embraces the different aspects of conscious and unconscious experience, including thought and memory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    There is little reason to believe that the effects of genes are multiplicative rather than simply additive
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    What technique can be used to temporarily knock out regions of the brain without having to create lasting lesions?
    • A. 

      Electroencephalography

    • B. 

      Magnetoencephalography

    • C. 

      Transcranial magnetic stimulation

    • D. 

      Encephalographic stimulation

  • 3. 
    According to the text, what is one reason why psychoanalytic theory is not advancing in academic departments?
    • A. 

      Research psychologists are often ignorant of psychonalytic thinking

    • B. 

      No one is interested in psychoanalytic thinking, even psychoanalysts

    • C. 

      Psychoanalytic thinking has been perfected with object relations theory so there is no room for advancement

    • D. 

      Neo-freudians respect freud too much to contradict his theory

  • 4. 
    A factor anaylsis of the original self-monitoring scales found what three factors?
    • A. 

      Acting ability/extraversion/other-directedness

    • B. 

      Narcissism/extraversion/neuroticism

    • C. 

      Integrity/self-esteem/extraversion

    • D. 

      Acting ability/narcissism/integrity

  • 5. 
    What differentiates secondary process thinking from primary process thinking?
    • A. 

      Primary process thinking is impulsive, whereas secondary process is rational

    • B. 

      Primary process thinking is rational, whereas secondary process thinking is impulsive

    • C. 

      Primary process thinking develops during the anal stage, whereas secondary process thinking develops during the phallic stage

    • D. 

      Primary process thinking develops during the oral stage, whereas secondary process thinking develops during the phallic stage.

  • 6. 
    According to a recent study about types of depression, the kind of depression that follows a social loss is characterized by
    • A. 

      Emotional pain, crying, and seeking social support

    • B. 

      Aggression, hostility, and anger

    • C. 

      Fatigue, pessimism, and guilt

    • D. 

      Sexual dysfunction, increased cortisol, and increased motor activity

  • 7. 
    Freud believed that Leonardo da Vinci's prolific scientific investigations were sublimations of his frustrated sexual passions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The most important thing to notice about a table of Q-sort correlates is the 
    • A. 

      General patterns that emerge

    • B. 

      Exact value of the correlations

    • C. 

      The wording of specific items

    • D. 

      The smallest correlation

  • 9. 
    If you commit a slip of the tounge when you are tired, Freud would say that
    • A. 

      Fatigue simply made it easier for the impulse to be expressed

    • B. 

      The slip was an accident regardless of fatigue and should be ignored

    • C. 

      The slip was caused by fatigue

    • D. 

      The slip was unintentional as long as the content was unrelated to sex or aggression

  • 10. 
    According to Westen, all of the following studies might be described as psychoanalytic research EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A study about the genetic contributions to infant attachment

    • B. 

      A study of the social cognitive origins of aggressive behavior

    • C. 

      A study to determine the impact of early child-rearing practices on adult personality characterisitcs

    • D. 

      A study of the role of defensive pessimism in maintaining health

  • 11. 
    Leakages of forbidden impulses from the id are called parapraxes if they are _____ and humor if they are ____
    • A. 

      Uncontrolled; controlled

    • B. 

      Intentional; unintentional

    • C. 

      Idiotic; funny

    • D. 

      Direct; indirect

  • 12. 
    According to the textbook, the result of the compromise between the id. the ego, and their supergo is 
    • A. 

      What the person unconsiously believes

    • B. 

      What the person wishes to happen

    • C. 

      What causes extreme depression

    • D. 

      What the person consciously thinks and how the person behaves

  • 13. 
    One criticism of psychoanalytic theory is that Freud considered the development of women to be
    • A. 

      The basis of male development

    • B. 

      Deviation from the male model

    • C. 

      An example of normal development

    • D. 

      Unworthy of discussion

  • 14. 
    Much like Freud suggested, contemporary research supports the idea that the conservation of energy applies to the mind as well as it does to the physical world 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Much of the world is changing toward a setting where physical strength matters less and alternative child-care arrangements are possible. The view that men's and women's behavioral tendencies are determined by social structure implies that 
    • A. 

      Men's and women' behavioral tendencies will change over thousands of years

    • B. 

      Men's and women's behavioral tendencies will change relatively quickly (over hundreds of years)

    • C. 

      Men'sand women's behavioral tendencies will probably never change

    • D. 

      Men will primarily adopt child-rearing duties and women will primarily adopt the duties of rulers and warriors.

  • 16. 
    When compared to high self-monitors, people who score low in self-monitoring tend to
    • A. 

      Perform better in job interviews

    • B. 

      Use strategies to influence co-workers

    • C. 

      Be willing to lie to get a date

    • D. 

      Masturbate less often

  • 17. 
    During the anal stage, parents insist that the child ______. accordingly, an anal character is consistently dealing with issues of _____.
    • A. 

      Remain passive and dependent; dependency and passivity

    • B. 

      Relinquish his or her attachment to the opposite-sex parent; jealousy and sexual identity

    • C. 

      Exhibit self-control and obedience; control and authority relations

    • D. 

      Be assertive and productive; creation and enhancement of life

  • 18. 
    According to Damasio's somatic marker hypothesis, damage to the right frontal lobes imparis one's _____, which then impairs on's ______.
    • A. 

      Emotional reactions to events and thoughts; ability to make decisions about what is and is not important

    • B. 

      Primary visual and auditory cortexes; ability to distinguish real sensory stimulation from hallucinations

    • C. 

      Reptilian brain; ability to perform creative activities as opposed to fixed action patterns

    • D. 

      Ability to experience pain; fear of consequences

  • 19. 
    The defnese mechanism called displacement involves the transfer of an emotional response or desire from a(n) _____ target to a(n) _______ one. 
    • A. 

      Fantasy; real

    • B. 

      Unsafe;safe

    • C. 

      Real;fantasy

    • D. 

      Primary; secondary

  • 20. 
    In Erikson's view, important aspects of psychological development
    • A. 

      Occur primarily in early childhood

    • B. 

      Continue to change throughout the life span

    • C. 

      Depend on the resolution of the Oedipal complex

    • D. 

      Involve the investment of the libido at each stage

  • 21. 
    According to the text, the two larger purposes for measuring traits are to
    • A. 

      Predict and understand behavior

    • B. 

      Predict and change behavior

    • C. 

      Modify and judge behavior

    • D. 

      Judge and justify behavior

  • 22. 
    Mike's prototypical woman is sensitive and intelligent. Mike's idealized image of a woman is his
    • A. 

      Unconscious compensation

    • B. 

      Animus

    • C. 

      Anima

    • D. 

      Feminine persona

  • 23. 
    The assumptinon that everything a person does has a specific cause is called
    • A. 

      Psychological deterimination

    • B. 

      Mental causality

    • C. 

      Psychic determinisim

    • D. 

      Libidinal functionalism

  • 24. 
    A military general who only speaks of strategy and refrians from using terms such as killing and causalities to describe war is demonstrating the defense mechanism called
    • A. 

      Denial

    • B. 

      Intellectualization

    • C. 

      Reaction formation

    • D. 

      Repression

  • 25. 
    Ricardo likes to drive fast cards and enjoys bungee jumping and going to nosiy nightclubs. According to Eysenck's theory, it is likely that Ricardo is a(n) ______ whose ARAS causes him to be chronically ______.
    • A. 

      Neurotic; overstimulated

    • B. 

      Neurotic; understimulated

    • C. 

      Extravert; overaroused

    • D. 

      Extravert; underaroused

  • 26. 
    Morality develops during the phallic stage
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Most epigenetic studies have been conducted with humans
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Leaving a disproportionate amount of libido behind at a childhood stage of development is called
    • A. 

      Regression

    • B. 

      Fixation

    • C. 

      Transference

    • D. 

      The secondary process

  • 29. 
    Imagine a situation in which all children recieve the same amount of adequate nutrition. What will happen to the heritability coefficent for height?
    • A. 

      It will be a small number

    • B. 

      It will be a large number

    • C. 

      It will be impossible to calculate

    • D. 

      The heritability coefficient will become very unstable

  • 30. 
    The neurotransmitter dopaminie is associated with systems that
    • A. 

      Respond to reward

    • B. 

      Generate acute feelings anxiety

    • C. 

      Block the effects of opiates

    • D. 

      Generate vertigo

  • 31. 
    Which part of the personality is responsible for creating defense mechanisms?
    • A. 

      Preconcious mind

    • B. 

      Ego

    • C. 

      Superego

    • D. 

      Conscious mind

  • 32. 
    When she is scared, 25-year-old Maria becomes very passive and dependent. Maria is experiencing 
    • A. 

      Regression

    • B. 

      Transference

    • C. 

      Sublimation

    • D. 

      Libidinal restructuring

  • 33. 
    According to the somatic marker hypothesis, specific regions of the brain store specific life memoreis
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Given snyder's description of self-monitoring, you would expect someone who is a low in self-monitor to be _____ then a high self-monitor
    • A. 

      Harder to judge

    • B. 

      Easier to judge

    • C. 

      Less depressed

    • D. 

      Less conscientious

  • 35. 
    What piece of evidence was NOT discussed as providing support for Bem's theory?
    • A. 

      Testosterone levels in the womb predict subsequent preferences for traditional sex roles

    • B. 

      Enjoyment of traditional sex roles is heritable

    • C. 

      There is little evidence for segregation by gender in the playgroups of young children

    • D. 

      Homosexual men and women report relatively less preference for gender stereotypes behaviors in childhood.

  • 36. 
    The strange situation is used to study adult attachment patterns
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    According to Melanie Klein, the ____ position refers to a child's desire to worship and protect the good parts of an object because they fear losing them
    • A. 

      Depressive

    • B. 

      Constructive

    • C. 

      Enhancing

    • D. 

      Paranoid

  • 38. 
    Sammy is concerned about whether or not relaitvely extraverted adolescents become relatively extraverted adults. Sammy studies what kind of personality stability? 
    • A. 

      Absolute

    • B. 

      Ipsative

    • C. 

      Mean-level

    • D. 

      Rank order

  • 39. 
    According to Galen, an excess of yellow bile would cause a person to be 
    • A. 

      Depressed and melancholic

    • B. 

      Cold and apathetic

    • C. 

      Cheerful and robust

    • D. 

      Angry and bitter

  • 40. 
    Jenny spends most her psychic energy trying to push her memory of a recent mugging out of conscious awareness. According to Freud, if Jenny tries to write a novel, she will find that
    • A. 

      The repression has created additional psychic energy that will make her more creative

    • B. 

      She has little psychic energy left to spend on her writing

    • C. 

      Nothing has changed and her writing will proceed as well as it normally does

    • D. 

      The repression has created additional energy for her to invest in other outlets.

  • 41. 
    Integrity tests are often used by employers in personnel selection
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    According to Eysenck's theory, which type of person should exhibit the greatest salivation in the lemon juisce test?
    • A. 

      An extravert

    • B. 

      An introvert

    • C. 

      A neurotic

    • D. 

      A psychopath

  • 43. 
    "Freudian slips" are also known as
    • A. 

      Paralaxes

    • B. 

      Parapraxes

    • C. 

      Paraphrases

    • D. 

      Parafraxes

  • 44. 
    Trisha, who is on a diet, passes a bakery and sees a chocolate cake in the window. She immediately wants to go in and get the cake, but then realizes that eating the cake will only destroy her diet. When she then feels guilty for even thinking about breaking her diet, Trisha is experiencing
    • A. 

      Psychic conflict

    • B. 

      Delay of gratification

    • C. 

      Sublimation

    • D. 

      Reaction formation

  • 45. 
    In the Hatsa tribe in Kenya, 
    • A. 

      The lower the pitch of males voices the more children they had

    • B. 

      The higher the pitch of male voices the more children they had

    • C. 

      There was no relationship between the pitch of a man's voice and the number of children they had

    • D. 

      Pitch of voice was found to be related to estrogen levels

  • 46. 
    Males with more testosterone are higher in stable extraversion than males with lower amount of testosterone 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    Which of the following is NOT indicated by a heribility statistic
    • A. 

      Whether genetic factors play some role in shaping individual differnces

    • B. 

      Whether the etiology of certain conditoins such as mental retardation is environmental

    • C. 

      Whether genes and environments interact to produce behavior

    • D. 

      How much variability in a trait is due to non-shared environmental factors

  • 48. 
    A recent study indicates that a serotonin-related genetic allele seems to influence the development of depression in conjuection with
    • A. 

      Stressful life events

    • B. 

      High neuroticism

    • C. 

      Low extraversion

    • D. 

      Childhood maltreatment

  • 49. 
    Some research suggests that the relationship between testosterone and pyshical aggressino holds only or most strongly for
    • A. 

      Relatively uneducated men from low economic classes

    • B. 

      Very educated men from high economic classes

    • C. 

      Relatively uneducated women and both educated and uneducated men

    • D. 

      All men regardless of education or class background

  • 50. 
    Which of the following is NOT a dimension that would likely show differences between liberals and conservatives
    • A. 

      Harm/care

    • B. 

      Ingroup loyalty

    • C. 

      Authority/respect

    • D. 

      Purity