Try This Psychology Practice Quiz

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Do you know about all the topics that come under Psychology? If you have understood everything well, try out this psychology practice quiz, and see how much you know. This quiz will help you review your psychology knowledge. You just need to pick the correct answers, and your scores will reveal how good is your psychological knowledge. All the best! Even if you miss out on any questions, we are here to help you with the correct answers. So, don't worry, and proceed with this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In your text, psychology is defined as the
    • A. 

      Scientific study of the mind

    • B. 

      Empirical study of conscious and unconscious forces

    • C. 

      Study of mind and behavior

    • D. 

      Scientific study of behavior and mental processes

  • 2. 
    Dr. Lucille offers quick, on-the-spot advice to problems presented by her call-in radio listeners, using mostly her own common sense beliefs and values rather than scientific research.  This practice is more like _____ than _________.
    • A. 

      Critical thinking; psychology

    • B. 

      Social psychology; clinical psychology

    • C. 

      Pseudopsychology; psychology

    • D. 

      None of these options

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are the goals of psychology?
    • A. 

      Describe, manipulate, control, and examine behavior

    • B. 

      Describe, explain, predict, and change behavior

    • C. 

      Predict, control, examine, and change behavior

    • D. 

      Manipulate, control, explain, and change behavior

  • 4. 
    ________ is acknowledged as the "father of psychology."
    • A. 

      Freud

    • B. 

      Skinner

    • C. 

      Wundt

    • D. 

      Maslow

  • 5. 
    Who developed psychoanalytic theory?
    • A. 

      Freud

    • B. 

      James

    • C. 

      Wundt

    • D. 

      Watson

  • 6. 
    _______ emphasized objective, observable behaviors.
    • A. 

      Functionalism

    • B. 

      Gestalt psychology

    • C. 

      Freud

    • D. 

      Behavior perspective

  • 7. 
    The _______ views biological processes, psychological factors, and social forces as interrelated influences, and it is one of the most widely accepted themes of modern psychology.
    • A. 

      Eclectic perspective

    • B. 

      Nature-nurture model

    • C. 

      Interactionist position

    • D. 

      Biopsychosocial model

  • 8. 
    Applied research is conducted to study _______.
    • A. 

      How people apply knowledge in an educational setting

    • B. 

      Theoretical questions that may or may not have real-world applications

    • C. 

      The goals of psychology

    • D. 

      Real-world, practical problems

  • 9. 
    Research conducted to advance scientific knowledge rather than practical application is ______.
    • A. 

      Applied

    • B. 

      Descriptive

    • C. 

      Basic

    • D. 

      Correlation

  • 10. 
    Most scientific investigations begin with ____ and sometimes end with _______.
    • A. 

      A testable hypothesis; replication

    • B. 

      Designing a study; collecting data

    • C. 

      Identifying questions of interest; building a theory

    • D. 

      Reviewing the literature; theory

  • 11. 
    A precise description of how the variables in a study will be observed and measured is known as _______.
    • A. 

      A hypothesis

    • B. 

      An operational definition

    • C. 

      A theory

    • D. 

      The scientific method

  • 12. 
    What are the four major types of psychological research?
    • A. 

      Correlation, case study, naturalistic observation, survey

    • B. 

      Experiment, non-experiment, pseudopsychology, correlational

    • C. 

      Structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, psychoanalytic

    • D. 

      Experimental, descriptive, correlational, biological

  • 13. 
    Only the experiment allows researchers to determine _______.
    • A. 

      Relationships

    • B. 

      Correlations

    • C. 

      Cause and effect

    • D. 

      The goals of psychology

  • 14. 
    An experimenter wishes to see if there is a difference between the two types of memory techniques.  She taught one group of participants Technique A and another group Technique B.  Then, she gives each group a list of words to memorize.  Two weeks later, she tested the participants to measure how many words they remembered.  What is the dependent variable in this experiment?
    • A. 

      Number of words in the list

    • B. 

      Memory techniques

    • C. 

      Sex of the experimenter

    • D. 

      Number of words remembered

  • 15. 
    What is the independent variable in the experiment described in the previous question?
    • A. 

      Number of words in the list

    • B. 

      Memory Technique A or B

    • C. 

      Sex of the experimenter

    • D. 

      Number of words remembered

  • 16. 
    When participants are not exposed to any amount or level of the independent variable, they are members of the _______.
    • A. 

      Control condition

    • B. 

      Experimental condition

    • C. 

      Observation group

    • D. 

      None of these options

  • 17. 
    The tendency of experimenters to influence the results of their experiment in an expected direction is called _____.
    • A. 

      Experimenter bias

    • B. 

      Control bias

    • C. 

      Observational bias

    • D. 

      Experimental bias

  • 18. 
    When both the researcher and the participants are unaware of who is in the experimental or control group, the research design can be called _______.
    • A. 

      Reliable

    • B. 

      A double-blind

    • C. 

      Valid

    • D. 

      Deceptive

  • 19. 
    A number that indicates the degree and direction of the relationship between two variables is known as ________.
    • A. 

      Statistics

    • B. 

      A correlation coefficient

    • C. 

      Statistical significance

    • D. 

      None of these options

  • 20. 
    The _______ indicated which areas of the brain are active or inactive during ordinary activities or responses.
    • A. 

      Computed tomography (CT)

    • B. 

      Positron emission tomography (PET)

    • C. 

      Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

    • D. 

      Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

  • 21. 
    When you objectively evaluate, compare, analyze, and synthesize information about a ballot proposition or political candidate, you are using _______.
    • A. 

      Psychological processing

    • B. 

      Critical thinking

    • C. 

      Behaviorism

    • D. 

      The scientific method

  • 22. 
    One of the most enduring debates in science is the _________ controversy, which asks whether we're controlled by biological and genetic factors or by the environment and learning.
    • A. 

      Mind-body

    • B. 

      Nature-nurture

    • C. 

      Biopsychosocial

    • D. 

      None of these options

  • 23. 
    Hsao-Wei was sent to the school psychologist to be tested, and based on her IQ score. She was placed in a program for gifted children.  This illustrates psychology's goal of ________ behavior.
    • A. 

      Describing

    • B. 

      Explaining

    • C. 

      Predicting

    • D. 

      Changing

  • 24. 
    The goal of _____ is to tell "what" occurred, whereas the goal of _______ is to tell "why."
    • A. 

      Health psychologists; biological psychologists

    • B. 

      Description; explanation

    • C. 

      Psychologists; psychiatrists

    • D. 

      Pseudopsychologists; clinical psychologists

  • 25. 
    Observable behaviors are the primary focus in which of the following approaches to psychology?
    • A. 

      Humanistic

    • B. 

      Psychodynamic

    • C. 

      Behaviorism

    • D. 

      Cognitive

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