Psychology Midterm Review

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Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is a comprehensive review of the previous 8 chapters as means to review for the midterm exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following agrees most with humans as a whole?
    • A. 

      Behaviorism

    • B. 

      Psychoanalysis

    • C. 

      Structuralism

    • D. 

      Humanism

    • E. 

      Functionalism

  • 2. 
    The act of seeing one's group as superior to other groups of similar nature is?
    • A. 

      Humanism

    • B. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • C. 

      Structuralism

    • D. 

      Behaviorism

    • E. 

      Functionalism

  • 3. 
    Anecdotal evidence is...
    • A. 

      Concrete, vivid, and memorable

    • B. 

      Tends to influence people

    • C. 

      Fundamentally flawed and unreliable

    • D. 

      Very useful

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    A study on the effects of new teaching techniques on students' ability to do well on test scores would have to take into account...
    • A. 

      The students' hair color

    • B. 

      The students' athletic abilities

    • C. 

      The students' IQ scores

    • D. 

      The students' extracurricular activities

    • E. 

      The student's sociability

  • 5. 
    A inference about the relationship of two variables would be...
    • A. 

      A theory

    • B. 

      An operational definition

    • C. 

      A hypothesis

    • D. 

      A confounding of variables

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What systems make up the hindbrain?
    • A. 

      Reticular formation

    • B. 

      Cerebellum, medulla, and pons

    • C. 

      Thalamus, hypothalamus, and cerebrum

    • D. 

      Endocrine and limbic systems

    • E. 

      The CNS

  • 7. 
    If something is heard in the right ear then it is sent ______ hemisphere(s).
    • A. 

      Only to the right

    • B. 

      Only to the left

    • C. 

      Faster to the right

    • D. 

      Faster to the left

    • E. 

      Equally in both

  • 8. 
    The _______ is specific for hearing.
    • A. 

      Frontal lobe

    • B. 

      Temporal lobe

    • C. 

      Parietal lobe

    • D. 

      Cerebrum

    • E. 

      Pons

  • 9. 
    The occipital lobe is commonly connected to...
    • A. 

      Hearing

    • B. 

      Tasting

    • C. 

      Feeling

    • D. 

      Seeing

    • E. 

      Breathing

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Pons

    • B. 

      Wernicke's area

    • C. 

      Amygdala

    • D. 

      Broca's area

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    If one is farsighted then _____.
    • A. 

      The can see close up but not far away

    • B. 

      Light focus from close objects hits behind the retina

    • C. 

      A and B

    • D. 

      Light focus from distant objects hits short of the retina

    • E. 

      A and D

  • 12. 
    Recognition of sound can be best described as _______.
    • A. 

      Place theory

    • B. 

      Frequency theory

    • C. 

      A and B

    • D. 

      Opponent process theory

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Which theory would most likely result in a green, black, and yellow after image?
    • A. 

      Subtractive color mixing

    • B. 

      Opponent process theory

    • C. 

      Trichromatic theory

    • D. 

      C and A

    • E. 

      Additive color mixing

  • 14. 
    An EEG scan would show which level of brain wave activity during Stage 4 sleep?
    • A. 

      Theta

    • B. 

      Delta

    • C. 

      Gamma

    • D. 

      Beta

    • E. 

      Alpha

  • 15. 
    Which of these could be properly associated with REM sleep? 
    • A. 

      Sleep apnea

    • B. 

      Night terrors

    • C. 

      Somnambulism

    • D. 

      Nightmares

    • E. 

      Narcolepsy

  • 16. 
    By repeating a tone and the adding of meat powder, Pavlov saw that produce salvia when the tone is present. This is production of saliva is a(n) ______.
    • A. 

      Conditioned stimulus

    • B. 

      Unconditioned response

    • C. 

      Conditioned response

    • D. 

      Unconditioned stimulus

    • E. 

      CR and UCR

  • 17. 
    A rapid and constant response by a person gambling is an example of someone responding to a _______ schedule.
    • A. 

      Fixed interval

    • B. 

      Variable interval

    • C. 

      Variable ratio

    • D. 

      Fixed ratio

    • E. 

      Interval fixed variable

  • 18. 
    A man is scared by a white rat, now when ever he sees anything white he is terrified. This is an example of _____.
    • A. 

      Generalization

    • B. 

      Higher-order conditioning

    • C. 

      Performance

    • D. 

      Avoidance

    • E. 

      Development

  • 19. 
    Positive reinforcement ______ the rate of responses, where as negative reinforcement ______ the rate of responses.
    • A. 

      Increase; decreases

    • B. 

      Increases; increases

    • C. 

      Decreases; increases

    • D. 

      Decreases; decreases

    • E. 

      Does nothing; increases

  • 20. 
    The process of getting information into the memory and recalling that information is ______, ______, and_______.
    • A. 

      Encoding, storage, retrieval

    • B. 

      Retrieval, encoding, storage

    • C. 

      Storage, learning, retrieval

    • D. 

      Learning, decay, retrieval

    • E. 

      Encoding, retrieval, storage

  • 21. 
    The ability to walk is in your ______ memory.
    • A. 

      Declarative

    • B. 

      Procedural

    • C. 

      Structural

    • D. 

      Episodic

    • E. 

      Implicit

  • 22. 
    You are told to memorize a list of numbers, but when it comes time to recite them you forget the middle numbers on the list. This is an example of ______.
    • A. 

      Inappropriate encoding

    • B. 

      Retrograde amnesia

    • C. 

      The serial-position effect

    • D. 

      Proactive interference

    • E. 

      Anterograde amnesia

  • 23. 
    A heuristic is a _____.
    • A. 

      Flash of insight

    • B. 

      "rule of thumb"

    • C. 

      Procedure for trying all possible solutions for a problem

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      Way of making a compensatory decision

  • 24. 
    .   .   ..   .   ..   .   .How is this problem often solved?
    • A. 

      A sudden burst of knowledge

    • B. 

      It is difficult to solve because people can not get around the confines of the nine dots

    • C. 

      Fast mapping

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    A memory of 9/11 would be _______ memory.
    • A. 

      Flash bulb

    • B. 

      Heuristic

    • C. 

      Long term memory

    • D. 

      Short term memory

    • E. 

      None of the above