Definition Of Human Psychology Quiz

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Definition Of Human Psychology Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Psychology is...
    • A. 

      The study of the mind

    • B. 

      The scientific study of human behaviour

    • C. 

      The study of the social interactions between people

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The focal topic of the pshychodynamic paradigm is:
    • A. 

      Dreams

    • B. 

      Mental Illness

    • C. 

      The biological processes of the mind

    • D. 

      Behavioural interactions

  • 3. 
    Which one of the following concepts does not match with the suggested paradigm?
    • A. 

      Transcendence - Humanistic paradigm

    • B. 

      Memory stores - Cognitive paradigm

    • C. 

      Defence Mechanisms - Psychodynamic paradigm

    • D. 

      Self actualisation - Behavioural paradigm

  • 4. 
    The metaphor associated with the Cognitive psychology paradigm is:
    • A. 

      Growth

    • B. 

      Mental processing is like a programmed computer

    • C. 

      Blank slate or lump of clay

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements is correct:
    • A. 

      A correlation of R = -0.9 is a weak correlation

    • B. 

      Causality is indicated by a very high correlation

    • C. 

      A correlation indicates only the strength of a relationship

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Under the Newtonian model of research, theories should be
    • A. 

      Repeatable

    • B. 

      Unbiased

    • C. 

      General

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Which lobe of the brain is primarily involved in visual processing?
    • A. 

      Occipital

    • B. 

      Parietal

    • C. 

      Frontal

    • D. 

      Temporal

  • 8. 
    Which brain characteristic is responsible for the relatively high intelligence of humans?
    • A. 

      Size of the brain

    • B. 

      The high relative weight of our brain in terms of body size

    • C. 

      The fact that the human brain has two hemispheres

    • D. 

      The convoluted surface of the brain which results in greater surface area

  • 9. 
    The two major divisions of the peripheral nervous system are:
    • A. 

      Sympathetic and parasympathetic

    • B. 

      Somatic and autonomic

    • C. 

      Brain and spinal cord

    • D. 

      Nervous system and central nervous system

  • 10. 
    The limbic system is involved with
    • A. 

      Recognition of auditory stimuli

    • B. 

      Processing pressure, pain and temperature

    • C. 

      Regulation of breathing and muscle movement

    • D. 

      Memory and emotional processing

  • 11. 
    Glial cells
    • A. 

      Provide physical structure

    • B. 

      Send signals towards neurons

    • C. 

      Send signals away from neurons

    • D. 

      Tell the neurons what to do

  • 12. 
    Problems when using lesions to discover the functions of various brain areas include:
    • A. 

      It uses a convenience sample

    • B. 

      Injury is often extensive to multiple areas

    • C. 

      It doesn't take into account that the brain is a network

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Which of the following brain imaging techniques is NOT based on correlative data?
    • A. 

      Event-related Potentials (ERP)

    • B. 

      Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

    • C. 

      Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

    • D. 

      Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • 14. 
    Over the past two weeks, Tommy has acted up at the checkouts and his mother has bought him a chocolate to quieten him down. Tommy now has a tantrum every time he goes shopping with his mother. Tommy has learnt to maintain this tantrum behaviour through:
    • A. 

      Positive reinforcement

    • B. 

      Negative reinforcement

    • C. 

      Punishment

    • D. 

      Classical conditioning

  • 15. 
    One limitation of sleep studies is that there is no phsyiological measure for:
    • A. 

      Eye movement

    • B. 

      Brain waves

    • C. 

      Dream patterns

    • D. 

      Blood pressure

  • 16. 
    If a researcher wants to know of bananas increase people's ability to learn, their independent and dependent variables may be:
    • A. 

      Recall of information; banana consumption (bananas eaten vs no bananas eaten)

    • B. 

      Banana consumption (bananas eaten vs no bananas eaten); recall of information

    • C. 

      Size of banana (large vs small); work output

    • D. 

      Amount of learning (high vs low); recall of information

  • 17. 
    Your ability to sing the national anthem is evidence that this information is stored in your?
    • A. 

      Sensory memory

    • B. 

      Short term memory

    • C. 

      Long term memory

    • D. 

      Implicit memory

  • 18. 
    Research evidence indicates that iconic memory has a ___ capacity and a ___ duration than echoic memory
    • A. 

      Lesser; shorter

    • B. 

      Greater; longer

    • C. 

      Lesser; longer

    • D. 

      Greater; shorter

  • 19. 
    The Yerkes Dodson law is that
    • A. 

      We perform best at intermediate level of arousal

    • B. 

      We perform best at high arousal

    • C. 

      We perform best at low arousal

    • D. 

      We perform best at varying arousal

  • 20. 
    Which theory of colour vision suggests that there are three pairs of neurons?
    • A. 

      Hering's Opponent Process Theory

    • B. 

      Binocular Depth Perception Theory

    • C. 

      Helmholts Trichromatic Theory

    • D. 

      Weber's Colour Perception Theory

  • 21. 
    In signal detection theory, a 'hit' occurs when:
    • A. 

      A stimulus is presented but a participant is unable to detect it

    • B. 

      A stimulus is presented and a participant correctly detects it

    • C. 

      Two stimuli are presented and a participant can discriminate between them

    • D. 

      A stimuli is not presented and a participant does not report detecting it

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is not found within the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)
    • A. 

      The central sulcus

    • B. 

      The sympathetic nervous system

    • C. 

      The parasympathetic nervous system

    • D. 

      The somatic division

  • 23. 
    Jeff's car is leaking water from a radiator hose. Plugging the hole with chewing gum until getting to the garage for repairs is showing signs of overcoming:
    • A. 

      The primacy effect

    • B. 

      Bottom-up processing

    • C. 

      Functional fixedness

    • D. 

      Late selection theory

  • 24. 
    Memory for general knowledge is known as:
    • A. 

      Semantic memory

    • B. 

      Short-term memory

    • C. 

      Episodic memory

    • D. 

      Encyclopaedic memory

  • 25. 
    The conpcepts of conditioning, reinforcement and shaping are associated with which prominent paradigm?
    • A. 

      Behavioural

    • B. 

      Cognitive

    • C. 

      Bioloigical

    • D. 

      Humanistic