Psychology Unit 1 Test

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Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Similar to selection theory, ___ theory states that other channels of input are tuned down, but not out.
  • 2. 
    When Utilizing your short-term memory, people will divide a large number of items into smaller groups in order to aid their recall.  This is called ___.
  • 3. 
    The model of your memory dealing with language rules, words and their meanings.
  • 4. 
    The study of behavior and mental processes.
  • 5. 
    A goal of psychology that gathers information about behavior studied and presents what is discovered.
  • 6. 
  • 7. 
    Stimulus that is naturally occurring.
  • 8. 
    Eliciting the conditioned responce with a non-intended similar conditioned stimulus.
  • 9. 
    Type of conditioning in which the subject has ability to directly affect the consequence.
  • 10. 
    A slot machine rewards a player with a jackpot after differing numbers of play. This is ___ schedule of reinforcement.
  • 11. 
    When we retrieve information, if a stimulus triggers a memory, it is called ___.
  • 12. 
    As we tell a story, sometimes we fill in the gaps of our memory to complete or improve the tale. This is called ___.
  • 13. 
    As information is received, we often search for outstanding characteristics. This prioritizing of incoming data, allows us to save time.
  • 14. 
    Goal of Psychology using theories and data to anticipate future actions based upon similarity of inputs.
  • 15. 
    Ideal of Psychology that expresses the distinction between mind and body.
  • 16. 
    The ideal society as discussed by BF Skinner.
  • 17. 
    Reaction that is natural and automatic.
  • 18. 
    With classical conditioning, ___ is when you get different responses with different stimuli.
  • 19. 
    A seamstress making shirts gets paid "piecemeal." This is ___ schedule of reinforcement.
  • 20. 
    In learning, this is the ability to use a previously learned skill in order to develop a new (similar) skill. Example- a soccer player becoming a football place kicker.
  • 21. 
    If we forget an earlier memory because a newer one blocked it, we call this ___ interference.
  • 22. 
    A memory blocked by your subconscious.
  • 23. 
    Photographic memory.
  • 24. 
    This early scientist, believed that greatness runs in family. This may have been precipitated by his relative Charles Darwin
  • 25. 
    This disciplined of psychological thought believes that human psychology serves a purpose toward survival.
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