Quiz Trivia Psych 2

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Psych Quizzes & Trivia

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