Quiz: Psychology Exam Questions! Trivia

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Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz: psychology exam question trivia! A human reaction in different situations is affected by a number of factors, and the quiz below is one way of testing out how well you understand the factors and their applications. Do you believe you understand the many psychological studies enough to answer this quiz? Well, do give it a try and see how true that is in this challenging but fun quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Cause and effect relationships can be determined by using:
    • A. 

      Case studies

    • B. 

      Controlled expiriments

    • C. 

      Observational research

    • D. 

      Analogue expiriments

  • 2. 
    Correlations are an improvement over case studies because from correlations we can determine:
    • A. 

      The reliability of a relationship

    • B. 

      Cause and effect

    • C. 

      Whether a third variable is responsible for the relationship

    • D. 

      The effecdts of a dependent variable

  • 3. 
    A correlation coefficient can be used to determine whether:
    • A. 

      There is a relationship between two variables

    • B. 

      Changes in one variable cuase changes in another variable

    • C. 

      One variable confounds another variable

    • D. 

      The relationship between two variables due to a third variable

  • 4. 
    Levels and education and income are generally
    • A. 

      Positively correlated

    • B. 

      Uncorrelated

    • C. 

      Negatively correlated

    • D. 

      Perfectly correlated

  • 5. 
    Which of the following correlations indicates the weakest relationship between two variables?
    • A. 

      -.22

    • B. 

      +.65

    • C. 

      -.74

    • D. 

      +.19

  • 6. 
    In experiments, participants are randomly assigned to conditions to avid:
    • A. 

      Placebo effects

    • B. 

      Differences between the gruops that are due to the independent variable

    • C. 

      Experimenter expectations

    • D. 

      Differences between the groups that are not due to the independent variable

  • 7. 
    A good way to study the effects of genetic factors on aggression would be to:
    • A. 

      Compare the elvels of agression across different biological families

    • B. 

      Do a longitudinal study in which agression is mesaured over a long period of time

    • C. 

      Compare the levels of agression in adopted children to the levels of agression in their biological and their non biological parents

    • D. 

      Study the similarities among adoptees and their biological parents

  • 8. 
    The__________ effect is the result of expectations.
    • A. 

      Confound

    • B. 

      Placebo

    • C. 

      Validity

    • D. 

      Generalizability

  • 9. 
    A distribution has scores of 5, 6, 10, 10, 10, 14, and 40. In this distribution, what two measures of central tendency are the same?
    • A. 

      Mean and variance

    • B. 

      Median and mode

    • C. 

      Median and mean

    • D. 

      Mean and mode

  • 10. 
    Increases in arousal are stimulated by the ______ branch of the nervous system, whereas decreases in arousal are stimulated by the _____ branch of the nervous system.
    • A. 

      Central, peripheral

    • B. 

      Sympathetic, parasympathetic

    • C. 

      Peripheral, central

    • D. 

      Somatic, autonomic