Psychology - 1st Semester Exam

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Psychology - 1st Semester Exam


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  • 1. 
    Sleep and meditation are examples of
    • A. 

      Altered states of consciousness

    • B. 

      Circadian rhythms

    • C. 

      Meditation

    • D. 

      Hallucinations

  • 2. 
    Sleep is considered a necessary vital function because it
    • A. 

      Helps people recover from stress

    • B. 

      Builds up a person's resistance to infection

    • C. 

      Maintains the brain's proper functioning

    • D. 

      Does all of the above

  • 3. 
    Biofeedback has been used to successfully treat
    • A. 

      High blood pressure

    • B. 

      Cancer

    • C. 

      Eating disorders

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Slurred speech, blurred vision, and impaired judgment are the results of
    • A. 

      Nicotine

    • B. 

      Amphetamines

    • C. 

      Cocaine

    • D. 

      Alcohol

  • 5. 
    Morphine and heroin are addictive depressants known as
    • A. 

      Amphetamines

    • B. 

      Narcotics

    • C. 

      Stimulants

    • D. 

      Hallucinogens

  • 6. 
    Amphetamines have been used to
    • A. 

      Cure addiction to morphine

    • B. 

      Deaden the pain of soldiers suffering from wounds

    • C. 

      Slow the activity of the nervous system

    • D. 

      Help people stay awake

  • 7. 
    Marijuana is an example of a
    • A. 

      Hallucinogen

    • B. 

      Narcotic

    • C. 

      Stimulant

    • D. 

      Depressant

  • 8. 
    Some people who have taken LSD suffer from long-term side effects that include
    • A. 

      Heart problems

    • B. 

      High blood pressure

    • C. 

      Memory loss

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Maintenance programs help people addicted to drugs by all of the following except
    • A. 

      Removing all drugs from the addict

    • B. 

      Giving controlled amounts of a less addictive drug

    • C. 

      Reducing the amount of the narcotic an addict takes

    • D. 

      Providing moral support during group talks

  • 10. 
    At which level of consciousness do basic biological functions, such as breathing, occur?
    • A. 

      Preconscious

    • B. 

      Unconscious

    • C. 

      Altered state

    • D. 

      Nonconscious

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Stage 1

    • B. 

      Stage 2

    • C. 

      Stage 3

    • D. 

      Stage 4

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      It is an altered state of consciousness.

    • B. 

      It helps people relax.

    • C. 

      It is an important part of many religions.

    • D. 

      It is a part of hypnosis.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following might provide relief from tension headaches?
    • A. 

      Stimulants

    • B. 

      Amphetamines

    • C. 

      Biofeedback

    • D. 

      REM sleep

  • 14. 
    Alcohol, heroin, and codeine are classified as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Depressants

    • B. 

      Hallucinogens

    • C. 

      Stimulants

    • D. 

      Amphetamines

  • 15. 
    Using marijuana can result in which of the following
    • A. 

      Weight loss

    • B. 

      Flashbacks

    • C. 

      Delusions

    • D. 

      Hallucinations

  • 16. 
    The treatment for drug abuse that involves the removal of poisonous substance from the body is
    • A. 

      A maintenance program

    • B. 

      Biofeedback

    • C. 

      Detoxification

    • D. 

      Hypnosis

  • 17. 
    A type of altered consciousness in which people become highly suggestible is called
    • A. 

      Meditation

    • B. 

      Relaxation

    • C. 

      Hypnosis

    • D. 

      Biofeedback

  • 18. 
    Sigmund Freud believed that dreams
    • A. 

      Are clues to the unconscious

    • B. 

      Serve no function

    • C. 

      Cannot be interpreted

    • D. 

      Help people solve problems

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Sleepwalking

    • B. 

      Bed-wetting

    • C. 

      Sleep talking

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    The most potent hallucinogenic drug is
    • A. 

      Marijuana

    • B. 

      LSD

    • C. 

      Mescaline

    • D. 

      Peyote

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      It is similar to deep sleep.

    • B. 

      The subject cannot be forced to things against his or her will.

    • C. 

      The subject becomes less responsive to internal stress.

    • D. 

      It cannot be used to reduce pain.

  • 22. 
    Adults spend about _______ of their time asleep in non-REM sleep.
    • A. 

      25 percent

    • B. 

      50 percent

    • C. 

      75 percent

    • D. 

      90 percent

  • 23. 
    What is the best way to describe the relationship between hypnotist and participant?
    • A. 

      Hypnotist has total control

    • B. 

      One of mutual distrust

    • C. 

      One of mutual participation

    • D. 

      The participant gives up control

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      To aid memory

    • B. 

      To help people forget

    • C. 

      To manage pain

    • D. 

      To help people learn

  • 25. 
    Using hypnosis to help cure an addiction uses
    • A. 

      A posthypnotic suggestion

    • B. 

      A prehypnotic suggestion

    • C. 

      Neodissociation

    • D. 

      Neohypnosis

  • 26. 
    The approach to meditation which focuses on using a mantra is called
    • A. 

      Transcendental

    • B. 

      Mindfulness

    • C. 

      Breath

    • D. 

      Relaxation

  • 27. 
    Panic reactions are the most common unpleasant side effects of ________ use.
    • A. 

      Marijuana

    • B. 

      LSD

    • C. 

      Opium

    • D. 

      Alcohol

  • 28. 
    _____________ is the most widely used and abused mind-altering substance in the United States.
    • A. 

      Marijuana

    • B. 

      LSD

    • C. 

      Opium

    • D. 

      Alcohol

  • 29. 
    Narcotics are derived from _________.
    • A. 

      Cannabis

    • B. 

      THS

    • C. 

      Opiates

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 30. 
    In the United States, psychological disorders affect
    • A. 

      Less than one fifth of all adults

    • B. 

      About one fourth of all adults

    • C. 

      Almost one third of all adults

    • D. 

      Close to half of all adults

  • 31. 
    The most widely used classification scheme from psychological disorders is the
    • A. 

      Social readjustment rating scale

    • B. 

      Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory

    • C. 

      California Personality Inventory

    • D. 

      Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

  • 32. 
    Psychologists determine whether a person has a psychological disorder based on whether his or her behavior
    • A. 

      Is maladaptive

    • B. 

      Causes emotional discomfort

    • C. 

      Is socially acceptable

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 33. 
    Many people with panic disorder also have
    • A. 

      Zoophobia

    • B. 

      Claustrophobia

    • C. 

      Agoraphobia

    • D. 

      Arachnophobia

  • 34. 
    Dissociative amnesia is caused by
    • A. 

      A traumatic event

    • B. 

      A severe head injury

    • C. 

      Genetic factors

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 35. 
    A person with dissociative identity disorder has
    • A. 

      Frequent panic attacks

    • B. 

      Two or more personalities

    • C. 

      Impulses to commit socially unacceptable behaviors

    • D. 

      Amnesia about personal imformation

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      Multiple personality disorder

    • B. 

      Dissociative trance disorder

    • C. 

      Dissociative identity disorder

    • D. 

      Dissociative fugue

  • 37. 
    The different identities or personalities are called
    • A. 

      Masks

    • B. 

      Faces

    • C. 

      Facades

    • D. 

      Alters

  • 38. 
    __________ is a psychological experience characterized by concern about future events, and __________ is characterized by concern about current circumstances.
    • A. 

      Panic; anxiety

    • B. 

      Fear; anxiety

    • C. 

      Anxiety; fear

    • D. 

      Depression; anxiety

  • 39. 
    Marty has a fear of dogs. Which of he following suggests that his fear qualifies as a specific phobia and not an everyday fear?
    • A. 

      Marty's fear of dogs comes and goes.

    • B. 

      Marty owns a cat but no dog.

    • C. 

      Marty believes his fear of dogs is reasonable.

    • D. 

      Marty will only work night shifts, a time when he thinks all dogs will be safely inside.

  • 40. 
    • A. 

      Fear of being in public places

    • B. 

      Fear of being left alone

    • C. 

      Fear of evaluation by other people

    • D. 

      Fear of having a panic attack

  • 41. 
    Every morning when he leaves for work Anthony has recurring doubts about whether or not he has locked his front door. He continues to think about this throughout the day, to the distraction of his work. Anthony is experiencing
    • A. 

      Obsession

    • B. 

      Derealization

    • C. 

      Panic

    • D. 

      Compulsion