What Is Psychology? (Ch 1,2)

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Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

Intro to psychology quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is an action that can be observed or measured?
    • A. 

      Structuralism

    • B. 

      Behavior

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

    • D. 

      Psychodynamic thinking

  • 2. 
    Who wrote the first modern psychology textbook?
    • A. 

      John B. Watson

    • B. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

    • C. 

      B.F. Skinner

    • D. 

      William James

  • 3. 
    Who founded structuralism?
    • A. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

    • B. 

      John B. Watson

    • C. 

      William James

    • D. 

      Max Wertheimer

  • 4. 
    Which philosopher outlined the laws of associationism?
    • A. 

      B.F. Skinner

    • B. 

      John B. Watson

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Sigmund Frued

  • 5. 
    Who introduced the concept of reinforcement?
    • A. 

      Hippocrates

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      William James

    • D. 

      B.F. Skinner

  • 6. 
    Who founded the school of behaviorism?
    • A. 

      John B. Watson

    • B. 

      Plato

    • C. 

      Nicolaus Copernicus

    • D. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

  • 7. 
    Who founded psychoanalysis?
    • A. 

      John Locke

    • B. 

      Issac Newton

    • C. 

      Sigmund Frued

    • D. 

      Kurt Koffka

  • 8. 
    What is the school of psychology that looks at the basic elements of conscious experience?
    • A. 

      Behavorism

    • B. 

      Psychodynamic thinking

    • C. 

      Gestalt psychology

    • D. 

      Structuralism

  • 9. 
    What type of psychologist is trained to evaluate psychological problems through the use of interviews and psychological testing?
    • A. 

      Clinical psychologist

    • B. 

      Educational psychologist

    • C. 

      Conseling psychologist

    • D. 

      Developmental psychologist

  • 10. 
    What is a prediction or assumpition about behavior that is tested through scientific research?
    • A. 

      Placebo

    • B. 

      Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Hypnosis

    • D. 

      Motivation

  • 11. 
    What is an inert substance used in controlled experiments to test the effectiveness of another substance?
    • A. 

      Placebo

    • B. 

      Psychiatrist

    • C. 

      Basic research

    • D. 

      Forensic

  • 12. 
    What type of psychologist is concerned with helping students learn?
    • A. 

      Counseling Psychology

    • B. 

      Clinical Psychology

    • C. 

      Educational Psychology

    • D. 

      Developemental Psychology

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