Definition Of Human Psychology Quiz

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Definition Of Human Psychology Quiz

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  • 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

  • 26. 
    You are walking on your way to university. Usually you are in a rush, but today you walk and feel the way your feet land on the pavement - first the heel then your toes. You notice the weight of each leg when you lift one leg and place it on the ground. You then notice how your muscles feel tense in your thighs and how your heart rate slightly increases as you go up a steep incline. You try to notice every sensation as you are walking. For you in this moment this process would be
    • A. 

      Attentional

    • B. 

      Automatic

    • C. 

      Normal waking consciousness

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 27. 
    Spontaneous recovery of a CR is unlikely to occur if the subject is:
    • A. 

      Reinforced for responding

    • B. 

      A rat

    • C. 

      Placed in the same situation

    • D. 

      Placed in a different situation

  • 28. 
    Which reinforcement schedule is the most resistant to extinction?
    • A. 

      Continuous

    • B. 

      Fixed

    • C. 

      Variable

    • D. 

      Interval

  • 29. 
    Cathy is not known for her outgoing nature. If she was to consume three cans of coke prior to sitting her PSYCH1020 exam what is this likely to do to her performance?
    • A. 

      Improve

    • B. 

      Impair

    • C. 

      Nothing

    • D. 

      Increase due to her desire to relieve herself

  • 30. 
    Hyperpolarisation of the membrane refers to:
    • A. 

      Inhibitory effects of the neuron which makes the receiving neuron less likely to trigger an action potential

    • B. 

      Excitatory effects of the neuron which results in a greater likelihood of an action potential

    • C. 

      The release of acetylcholine

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 31. 
    Three essential factors for predicting and understanding any drug related alterations to counsciousness are:
    • A. 

      The quantity of the drug, the drug dose and ingestion method

    • B. 

      The drug, the mind set/expecations of the drug taker and the setting/environment they are in at the time

    • C. 

      The expectations and personality of the drug taker

    • D. 

      The taker's physiology, the social environment and their expectations

  • 32. 
    Wendy has been sleeping for approximately 45 minutes. Her brain wave activity is dominated by delta waves and her roommate is having difficulty waking her up. Most likely, Wendy is in:
    • A. 

      Stage 1 sleep

    • B. 

      Stage 2 sleep

    • C. 

      REM sleep

    • D. 

      Stage 4 sleep

  • 33. 
    Damage to the left side of the frontal lobe is most likely to result in:
    • A. 

      Receptive aphasia

    • B. 

      Alzheimer's disease

    • C. 

      The loss of sight

    • D. 

      Productive aphasia

  • 34. 
    The fact that we can't perceive "greenish-red" represents a problem with
    • A. 

      Sensory processing

    • B. 

      The opponent process theory of colour vision

    • C. 

      The trichromatic theory of colour vision

    • D. 

      Rods and cones

  • 35. 
    Early selection theory is known as a ___ model, while Late selection theory is known as a ___ model:
    • A. 

      Parallel processing; serial processing

    • B. 

      Attentional processing; automatic processing

    • C. 

      Serial processing; parallel processing

    • D. 

      Automatic processing; attentional processing

  • 36. 
    When ___ postsynaptic potential occurs, the postsynaptic neuron is more likely to produce an action potential.
    • A. 

      An excitatory

    • B. 

      An inhibitory

    • C. 

      A myelinated

    • D. 

      A terminal

  • 37. 
    Glands that secrete their chemicals directly into the bloodstream belong to the ___ system
    • A. 

      Limbic

    • B. 

      Nervous

    • C. 

      Somatic

    • D. 

      Endocrine

  • 38. 
    Which of the following statements about the action potential is NOT true:
    • A. 

      Action potentials operate according to an all-or-none principle

    • B. 

      Action potentials are slowed by the presence of the myelin sheath on the axon

    • C. 

      Action potentials involve both potassium and sodium

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 39. 
    The characteristic of light that determines hue is the:
    • A. 

      Ganglion

    • B. 

      Brightness

    • C. 

      Amplitude

    • D. 

      Wavelength

  • 40. 
    Under conditions of poor lighting, the type of cell that is most helpful in vision is the:
    • A. 

      Corneal

    • B. 

      Ganglion

    • C. 

      Cone

    • D. 

      Rod

  • 41. 
    Which of the following neurotransmitters can resemble opiate drugs in structure and effects?
    • A. 

      GABA

    • B. 

      Endorphins

    • C. 

      WACA

    • D. 

      Dopamine