Ultimate Psychology Knowledge Quiz

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Do you know what psychology is? Are you aware of its basic concepts? Take this quiz and test your psychology knowledge. This quiz has got questions about the basics of psychology. If you have just started in this field, it is a very helpful quiz for you, where you can test your level of knowledge, i. E. , how much you know and what you need to know. You can practice here and then implement it in your psychology career. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes?
    • A. 

      Biological perspective

    • B. 

      Behavioral perspective

    • C. 

      Psychology

    • D. 

      Scientific method

  • 2. 
    What is the application of the principles of evolution to explain psychological processes and phenomena?
    • A. 

      Evolutionary perspective

    • B. 

      Biological perspective

    • C. 

      Psycho-dynamic perspective

    • D. 

      Cognitive perspective

  • 3. 
    Who was associated with the psychoanalysis theory and form of psychotherapy that emphasize the role of unconscious factors in personality and behavior?
    • A. 

      B. F. Skinner

    • B. 

      William James

    • C. 

      Sigmund Freud

    • D. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

  • 4. 
    Who studied learning and the effect of reinforcement?
    • A. 

      B. F. Skinner

    • B. 

      William James

    • C. 

      Sigmund Freud

    • D. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

  • 5. 
    What are the physical aspects of behavior and mental processes that are studied by biological psychologists?
    • A. 

      Evolutionary perspective

    • B. 

      Cognitive perspective

    • C. 

      Biological perspective

    • D. 

      Behavioral perspective

  • 6. 
    What focuses on the important roles of mental processes in how people process and remember information?
    • A. 

      Evolutionary perspective

    • B. 

      Cognitive perspective

    • C. 

      Biological perspective

    • D. 

      Behavioral perspective

  • 7. 
    What is a set of assumptions, altitudes, and procedures that guide researchers in creating questions to investigate, generating evidence, and in drawing conclusions?
    • A. 

      Case studies

    • B. 

      Cross-culture perspective

    • C. 

      Correlation studies

    • D. 

      Scientific method

  • 8. 
    What is a systematic observation and recording of behaviors as they occur in their natural setting
    • A. 

      Correlation studies

    • B. 

      Naturalistic observation

    • C. 

      Surveys

    • D. 

      Case studies

  • 9. 
    What is an intensive, in-depth investigation of an individual or a small group of individuals?
    • A. 

      Case study

    • B. 

      Survey

    • C. 

      Sample

    • D. 

      Random selection

  • 10. 
    What is a segment of the larger group or population?
    • A. 

      Survey

    • B. 

      Representative sample

    • C. 

      Random selection

    • D. 

      Sample

  • 11. 
    What is a segment that very closely parallels the larger population being studied on relevant characteristics?
    • A. 

      Survey

    • B. 

      Representative sample

    • C. 

      Random selection

    • D. 

      Sample

  • 12. 
    What are objects that are selected randomly from a larger group such that every group member has an equal chance of being included in the study?
    • A. 

      Sample

    • B. 

      Random selection

    • C. 

      Case studies

    • D. 

      Representative sample

  • 13. 
    What is the research strategy that allows the precise calculation of how strongly related two factors are to each other?
    • A. 

      Correlation coefficient

    • B. 

      Positive correlation

    • C. 

      Correlational study

    • D. 

      Negative correlation

  • 14. 
    What is the numerical indicator of the strength of the relationship between factors?
    • A. 

      Correlation coefficient

    • B. 

      Positive correlation

    • C. 

      Correlational study

    • D. 

      Negative correlation

  • 15. 
    What are the two factors that vary in the same direction?
    • A. 

      Correlation coefficient

    • B. 

      Positive correlation

    • C. 

      Correlational study

    • D. 

      Negative correlation

  • 16. 
    What are the two variables that move in opposite directions?
    • A. 

      Correlation coefficient

    • B. 

      Positive correlation

    • C. 

      Correlational study

    • D. 

      Negative correlation

  • 17. 
    What is the research method to demonstrate a cause-and-effect relationship between changes in one variable and the effect that is produced on another variable?
    • A. 

      Random assignment method

    • B. 

      Scientific method

    • C. 

      Causality method

    • D. 

      Experimental method

  • 18. 
    What are purposely manipulated factors thought to produce a change in an experiment?
    • A. 

      Independent variables

    • B. 

      Dependent variables

    • C. 

      Expectancy effects

    • D. 

      Placebo

  • 19. 
    What are factors that are observed and measured for change in an experiment?
    • A. 

      Independent variables

    • B. 

      Dependent variables

    • C. 

      Expectancy effects

    • D. 

      Placebo

  • 20. 
    What is the process of assigning participants to experimental conditions so that all participants have an equal chance of being assigned to any of the conditions or groups in the study?
    • A. 

      Expectancy effects

    • B. 

      Random assignment

    • C. 

      Demand characteristics

    • D. 

      Double-blind study

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