The Nature Of Psychology Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Cognitive psychology focuses on how behaviors affect our lives.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Psychologists and psychiatrists both have doctoral degrees and conduct therapy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Mental processes are
    • A. 

      How your brain works.

    • B. 

      The firing of the synapses in your brain.

    • C. 

      Thoughts, emotions, perceptions, reasoning processes, memories, and biological activities that maintain bodily functions.

    • D. 

      Skills, levels, and functioning of your brain.

  • 5. 
    The goal of psychologists is to
    • A. 

      Describe human behavior and mental processes

    • B. 

      Predict human behavior and mental processes.

    • C. 

      Explain human behavior and mental processes.

    • D. 

      Improve human behavior and mental processes.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    Which of the subfields in psychology focus on how the brain and the nervous system determine behavior?
    • A. 

      Behavioral Neuroscience

    • B. 

      Experimental Psychology

    • C. 

      Clinical Psychology

    • D. 

      Counseling Psychology

  • 7. 
    Which of the following subfields in psychology focuses on the processes of sensing, perceiving, learning, and thinking about the world?
    • A. 

      Behavioral Neuroscience

    • B. 

      Clinical Psychology

    • C. 

      Counseling Psychology

    • D. 

      Experimental Psychology

  • 8. 
    Which of the following fields in psychology focuses on higher mental processes, including thinking, memory, reasoning, problem solving, judging, decision making, and language?
    • A. 

      Cognitive Psychology

    • B. 

      Counseling Psychology

    • C. 

      Clinical Psychology

    • D. 

      Experimental Psychology

  • 9. 
    Which of the following fields in psychology focuses on how people grow and change from the moment of conception through death?
    • A. 

      Cognitive Psychology

    • B. 

      Developmental Psychology

    • C. 

      Experimental Psychology

    • D. 

      Counseling Psychology

  • 10. 
    Which of the following subfields in psychology focuses on the consistency in people's behavior over time and the traits that differentiate on person from another?
    • A. 

      Cognitive Psychology

    • B. 

      Experimental Psychology

    • C. 

      Developmental Psychology

    • D. 

      Personality Psychology

  • 11. 
    Which of the following subfields in psychology deals with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders?
    • A. 

      Cognitive Psychology

    • B. 

      Clinical Psychology

    • C. 

      Experimental Psychology

    • D. 

      Counseling Psychology

  • 12. 
    Which of the following focuses primarily on educational, social, and career adjustment problems?
    • A. 

      Cognitive Psychology

    • B. 

      Clinical Psychology

    • C. 

      Experimental Psychology

    • D. 

      Counseling Psychology

  • 13. 
    Which of the following applies psychology to the criminal justice system and legal issues?
    • A. 

      Cognitive

    • B. 

      Forensic

    • C. 

      Counseling

    • D. 

      Clinical

  • 14. 
    Which of the following studies how people's thoughts, feelings, and actions are affected by others?
    • A. 

      Cognitive

    • B. 

      Forensic

    • C. 

      Social

    • D. 

      Clinical

  • 15. 
    Which of the following investigates the similarities and differences in psychological functioning in and across various cultures and ethnic groups?
    • A. 

      Cross-Cultural

    • B. 

      Diversity

    • C. 

      Cognitive

    • D. 

      Forensic

  • 16. 
    Which of the following considers how behavior is influenced by our genetic inheritance from our ancestors?
    • A. 

      Diversity

    • B. 

      Cross-Cultural

    • C. 

      Evolutionary

    • D. 

      Cognitive

  • 17. 
    The field of psychology is
    • A. 

      A limited area of study that becomes narrower each year.

    • B. 

      A broad field of study that encompasses many different subfields.

    • C. 

      Static and unchanging.

    • D. 

      Only focused on the mentally ill.

  • 18. 
    Exploring the fundamental mental components of perception, consciousness, thinking, emotions, and other kinds of mental states and activities defines which theory?
    • A. 

      Structuralism

    • B. 

      Psychodynamics

    • C. 

      Functionalism

    • D. 

      Introspection

  • 19. 
    The five basic perspectives that comprise psychological theory are
    • A. 

      Neuroscience, Psychodynamic, Behavioral, Cognitive, and Humanistic.

    • B. 

      Experimental, Gestalt, Introspection, Structuralism, and Functionalism.

    • C. 

      Psychoanalysis, Gestalt, Behavioral, Cognitive, and Functionalism.

    • D. 

      Humanistic, Existential, Cognitive, Behavioral, and Introspection.

  • 20. 
    Which perspective argues that behavior is motivated by inner forces and conflicts about which we have little awareness or control?
    • A. 

      Neuroscience

    • B. 

      Psychodynamic

    • C. 

      Cognitive

    • D. 

      Behavioral

  • 21. 
    Which perspective suggests that the field should focus on observable behavior that can be measured objectively?
    • A. 

      Neuroscience

    • B. 

      Psychodynamic

    • C. 

      Cognitive

    • D. 

      Behavioral

  • 22. 
    Which perspective focuses on how people think, understand, and know about the world?
    • A. 

      Neuroscience

    • B. 

      Psyodynamic

    • C. 

      Cognitive

    • D. 

      Behavioral

  • 23. 
    Which perspective suggests that all individuals strive to grow, develop, and be in control of their lives and behaviors?
    • A. 

      Psychodynamic

    • B. 

      Humanistic

    • C. 

      Cognitive

    • D. 

      Behavioral

  • 24. 
    Meditation typically consists of a mantra: a sound, a word, or a syllable that is repeated over and over.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Nicotine is a stimulant that is highly addictive and activates neural mechanics similar to those activated by cocaine.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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