Psychology Biological Influences Quiz

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Are you studying psychology and learning about human behavior? Do you know what the role of biological influences in psychology is? We have this quiz based on the same thing to check and improve your knowledge about biological psychology. The biological perspective is one of the main perspectives in psychology, and it involves the overall study of the human brain, genetics, immune system, and nervous system. Improve your learning about the same topic by playing the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The cell formed when a male sperm penetrates and female ovum, it contains the genetic material from both.
    • A. 

      Chromosomes

    • B. 

      Genes

    • C. 

      Meiosis

    • D. 

      Zygote

  • 2. 
    The basic unit of heredity.
    • A. 

      Chromosomes

    • B. 

      Genes

    • C. 

      Meiosis

    • D. 

      Zygote

  • 3. 
    The process of cell division to produce gametes (sex cells).
    • A. 

      Chromosomes

    • B. 

      Genes

    • C. 

      Meiosis

    • D. 

      Zygote

  • 4. 
    Threadlike bodies containing the genetic information in DNA.
    • A. 

      Chromosomes

    • B. 

      Genes

    • C. 

      Meiosis

    • D. 

      Zygote

  • 5. 
    Chemical messengers produced by the endocrine glands.
  • 6. 
    What glands produce the hormone thyroxin?
  • 7. 
    What glands produce hormones that help us to prepare for 'flight or fight' response?
  • 8. 
    What gland triggers the release of hormones from the other glands?
  • 9. 
    What are the effects of the hormone adrenalin? (Tick more than one box)
    • A. 

      Increased heart rate

    • B. 

      Decreased heart rate

    • C. 

      Increased breathing rate

    • D. 

      Decreased breathing rate

    • E. 

      Pupil constriction

    • F. 

      Pupil dilation

    • G. 

      Increase blood flow to skeletal muscles

    • H. 

      Increase blood flow to gut

    • I. 

      Decreased reaction speed

    • J. 

      Increased reaction speed

    • K. 

      Surge of energy

    • L. 

      Increased pain

    • M. 

      Decreased pain

  • 10. 
    Which type of drug has the following effect:
    • see/hear/sense things that aren't real
    • change perceptions
    • insomnia
    • violence
    • change in appetite
    • A. 

      Depressant

    • B. 

      Hallucinogen

    • C. 

      Stimulant

  • 11. 
    Which type of drug has the following effect:
    • excite the nervous system
    • irritability
    • aggression
    • jittery
    • insomnia
    • A. 

      Depressant

    • B. 

      Hallucinogen

    • C. 

      Stimulant

  • 12. 
    Which type of drug has the following effect:
    • calm the activity of the nervous system
    • slow reaction speeds
    • slur speech
    • drowsiness
    • change in appetite
    • A. 

      Depressant

    • B. 

      Hallucinogen

    • C. 

      Stimulant

  • 13. 
    Alcohol is a depressant.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Alcohol does not affect motor control.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The most commonly used stimulants are nicotine and caffeine.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Stimulants increase heart and breathing rates.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Amphetamines are powerful stimulants that speed up body functions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Risks associated with using ecstasy are dehydration, deflated mood and memory loss.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which of the following are examples of a hallucinogen?
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Amphetamines (ice, speed)

    • C. 

      Caffeine

    • D. 

      Cocaine

    • E. 

      Ecstasy

    • F. 

      GHB

    • G. 

      Ketamine

    • H. 

      LSD

    • I. 

      Magic mushrooms

    • J. 

      Marijuana

    • K. 

      Nicotine

  • 20. 
    Which of the following are examples of a depressant?
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Amphetamines (ice, speed)

    • C. 

      Caffeine

    • D. 

      Cocaine

    • E. 

      Ecstasy

    • F. 

      GHB

    • G. 

      Ketamine

    • H. 

      LSD

    • I. 

      Magic mushrooms

    • J. 

      Marijuana

    • K. 

      Nicotine

  • 21. 
    Which of the following are examples of a stimulant?
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Amphetamines (ice, speed)

    • C. 

      Caffeine

    • D. 

      Cocaine

    • E. 

      Ecstasy

    • F. 

      GHB

    • G. 

      Ketamine

    • H. 

      LSD

    • I. 

      Magic mushrooms

    • J. 

      Marijuana

    • K. 

      Nicotine

  • 22. 
    The use of reinforcement (and sometimes punishment) to modify or change unwanted behaviours and strengthen desirable ones is called
    • A. 

      Discipline

    • B. 

      Behaviour change

    • C. 

      Behaviour modification

    • D. 

      Modelling

  • 23. 
    Which theorist/s are associated with classical conditioning?
    • A. 

      Bandura

    • B. 

      Pavlov / Watson

    • C. 

      Skinner / Thorndike

  • 24. 
    Which theorist/s are associated with operant conditioning?
    • A. 

      Bandura

    • B. 

      Pavlov / Watson

    • C. 

      Skinner / Thorndike

  • 25. 
    Which theorist/s are associated with observational learning?
    • A. 

      Bandura

    • B. 

      Pavlov / Watson

    • C. 

      Skinner / Thorndike

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