Psychology Test Quiz: MCQ Trivia!

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Psychology Test Quiz: MCQ Trivia!

Psychology test quiz: MCQ trivia! What do you know about Reicher and Haslam`s studies and what they meant when it comes to understanding the human mind? Psychology is based on a number of studies made by scholars on the brain. By taking this quiz you will get to refresh your memory on the basics. Are you up for the challenge? Click start and answer the questions to the best of your ability.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Developmental Approach looks at:
    • A. 

      How biology affects our behaviour

    • B. 

      How we develop into adults

    • C. 

      Our "unconscious mind"

    • D. 

      How groups in society influence our behaviour

  • 2. 
    Diffusion of Responsibility is:
    • A. 

      The idea that the more people there are in an emergency situation, the less urgent it is

    • B. 

      The idea that bystanders will help someone if they fall over

    • C. 

      The name given to people who help those in need

    • D. 

      The idea that people are less likely to offer help to those in need if others are present

  • 3. 
    Milgram's study was inspired by:
    • A. 

      People who act against each other

    • B. 

      Soldiers who do no do what their officers tell them to

    • C. 

      People who looked up to Adolf Hitler

    • D. 

      Atrocities of Nazi soldiers in WW2

  • 4. 
    An advantage of the Self-selected/Volunteer sampling method is
    • A. 

      Easy to carry out

    • B. 

      Participants are not motivated to take part

    • C. 

      Unrepresentative results

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    In Piliavin et al's study, a weakness of the sample is that:
    • A. 

      It took place on a New York subway train

    • B. 

      People were not asked to take part

    • C. 

      There was a large number of participants

    • D. 

      Ethical guidelines were not followed

  • 6. 
    A disadvantage of a Laboratory Experiment is:
    • A. 

      They are easy to replicate

    • B. 

      There could be demand characterics

    • C. 

      The natural environment means lack of control

    • D. 

      Participants do not give their consent

  • 7. 
    The Reicher and Haslams study, an example of a clinical variable was:
    • A. 

      The results of the psychometric tests

    • B. 

      The introduction of the new prisoner - a trade unionist

    • C. 

      The prisoners, eventually, developing a group identity

    • D. 

      The guards offering the prisoners food

  • 8. 
    In Milgram's study into obedience to an authority figure, which was NOT a real standardized prod?
    • A. 

      Please Continue

    • B. 

      It is absolutely essential that you continue

    • C. 

      You have no other choice, you must go on

    • D. 

      I must insist that you continue

  • 9. 
    What is the name for an experiment/study being true to real life?
    • A. 

      Content Validity

    • B. 

      External Reliability

    • C. 

      Ecological Validity

    • D. 

      Demand Characteristics

  • 10. 
    Reicher and Haslam's study was to test:
    • A. 

      How nice people are to each other

    • B. 

      The effect of social roles on people

    • C. 

      How people act in prison

    • D. 

      The effect of uniforms one people