The Ultimate Psychology Exam Quiz: Trivia

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The Ultimate Psychology Exam Quiz: Trivia

The ultimate psychology exam quiz: trivia! The human mind works in different ways and that being said how people choose to react is different. As a psychiatrist do you know what to look out for when it comes to your patients and diagnose them correctly? This quiz will test out just how much you know about the human mind, reactions from different patients and studies undertaken to understand the mind.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Current evidence suggests that Eysenck’s biological theory of extraversion is about half right. Which part of the theory has received support?
    • A. 

      The ARAS is indeed like a faucet that control the flow of cortical stimulation

    • B. 

      Introverts reach more strongly than extraverts to sensory stimulation

    • C. 

      Introverts reach more strongly than extraverts to MAO

    • D. 

      Introversion is closely related to the functioning of the limbic system, but extraversion is related to the functioning of the frontal cortex

  • 2. 
    Evidence from research and from brain damage case studies suggests that the ______ is/are the location of cognitive control, serving to anticipate the future, plan for it, and regulate emotions in response to it. 
    • A. 

      Frontal lobes

    • B. 

      Amygdala

    • C. 

      Ascending reticular activating system

    • D. 

      Hippocampus

  • 3. 
    In 1966, Charles Whitman killed his wife, his mother, and 14 more people at the University of Texas before he was killed by police. An autopsy revealed a tumor affecting Whitman's.
    • A. 

      Frontal lobe

    • B. 

      Amygdala

    • C. 

      Ventromedial cortex

    • D. 

      Cerebellum

  • 4. 
    Early reports about personality and emotional changes in Phineas Gage after his accident led
    • A. 

      To an increased appreciation for substantia nigra

    • B. 

      To be an increased appreaction for the difficulties with neurosurgeries

    • C. 

      Neurosurgeons to perform lobotmies to control maladaptive behavior

    • D. 

      A better understand of how oxytocin function in the brain

  • 5. 
    The hormone oxytocin promotes antisocial behavior.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Galen suggested that there were _____ basic types of personality, each linked to an excessive amount of a different _______.
    • A. 

      Five; hormone

    • B. 

      Three; neurotransmitter

    • C. 

      Four; bodily humor

    • D. 

      Two; inhibitory neural mechanism

  • 7. 
    Phineas Gage's memory systems were gravely damaged in his accident.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    One problem researchers experience when attempting to directly link testosterone to aggression and sexuality is that 
    • A. 

      The relationsihps have never been studied in women

    • B. 

      Testosterone seems to affect to sexual desire in men but not in women

    • C. 

      It is difficult to determine the casual direction because aggression and sex can affect tesosterone levels

    • D. 

      Both sex and expecially aggression are difficult to study in the lab

  • 9. 
    The neurotransmitter serotonin is associated with the reward deficiency hypothesis. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What brain region seems to connect the two halves of the brain?
    • A. 

      Ascending reticular activating system (ARAS)

    • B. 

      Frontal lobes

    • C. 

      Corpus callosum

    • D. 

      Hippocampus

  • 11. 
    Low levels of cortisol are associated with which psychological disorder? 
    • A. 

      Type A personality

    • B. 

      Social phobias

    • C. 

      Post-traumatic stress syndrome

    • D. 

      Antisocial personality disorder

  • 12. 
    The idea that feelings of self-esteem involved to gauge social acceptance is known as
    • A. 

      The sociometer theory

    • B. 

      The social self theory

    • C. 

      The social self-acceptance theory

    • D. 

      The self-esteem as survival theory

  • 13. 
    A scientist who tries to determine how differences in a particular trait are correlated with differences in a particular gene is using what method?
    • A. 

      The behavioral genetic method

    • B. 

      The association method

    • C. 

      The covariance structure method

    • D. 

      The casual isolation method

  • 14. 
    What gene seems to be related to the trait of sensation seeking or novelty-seeking?
    • A. 

      DRD4

    • B. 

      SSRI

    • C. 

      5HHT

    • D. 

      APOA

  • 15. 
    A gene that produces low levels of ______ activity in conjunction with _____ seems to increase the risk for developing antisocial behavior.
    • A. 

      Serotonin; childhood matltreatment

    • B. 

      MAO; childhood maltreatment

    • C. 

      D4DR; exposure to antisocial peers

    • D. 

      Dopamine; exposure to antisocial peers

  • 16. 
    Drawing on research about the impact of the shared family environment on personality development, Harris argued that
    • A. 

      Parents have no important long-term effects on their children's personality

    • B. 

      Parents have important long-term effects on their cihldren's personality

    • C. 

      Parents' behavior affects the personality of their genetic offspring more than their adopted children

    • D. 

      Shared environmental factors were substantially larger than non-shared factors

  • 17. 
    Which of the following seems to have the lowest heritability coefficient?
    • A. 

      Severe mental retardation

    • B. 

      Moderate mental retardation

    • C. 

      Extraversion

    • D. 

      Depression

  • 18. 
    Across a wide variety of cultures, ______ are more likely than _____ to place a higher value on physical attractiveness.
    • A. 

      Women;men

    • B. 

      Introverts; extraverts

    • C. 

      Extraverts; introverts

    • D. 

      Men; women

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is NOT indicated by a heritability statistic?
    • A. 

      Whether genetic factors play some role in shaping individual differences

    • B. 

      Whether the etiology of certain conditions 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 factos

  • 20. 
    The therapeutic technique that involves instructing the patient to say whatever comes to mind is called
    • A. 

      Free association

    • B. 

      Systematic regression

    • C. 

      Repressed memory recovery

    • D. 

      Reaction formation

  • 21. 
    The ego's energy store is
    • A. 

      Limited

    • B. 

      Limitless

    • C. 

      Stronger in women than men

    • D. 

      Decreased in adulthood

  • 22. 
    _______ involves attributing your unwanted impulses and feelings to another person.
    • A. 

      Displacement

    • B. 

      Projection

    • C. 

      Repression

    • D. 

      Compensation

  • 23. 
    Victorians criticized Freud's theory as too unscientific.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The ego develops during the anal stage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    When does the id emerge?
    • A. 

      It is present at birth

    • B. 

      After resolution of the oral stage

    • C. 

      After resolution of the anal stage

    • D. 

      After resolution of the phallic stage