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PSY 1010- Intro to Psychology Exam MCQs Test Bank1




Question;is the science of understanding individuals?animals as well as people.Question options:a) Archaeologyb) Sociologyc) Anthropologyd) Psychology;Question 2 1 / 1 point______________ psychologists treat and assess relatively healthy people and assist them with career and vocational interests.Question options:a) Cognitiveb) Counselingc) Clinicald) Health;Question 3 1 / 1 point______________ psychology is also known as folk psychology.Question options:a) Popularb) Clinicalc) Scientificd) Research;Question 4 1 / 1 pointWhich of the following questions is most likely to be discussed by a developmental psychologist?Question options:a) Why are we attracted to particular kinds of people?b) How does the presence of other people change an individual's thoughts, feelings, or perceptions?c) How do people visualize objects in their minds?d) How does parent-infant bonding affect adult relationships?;Question 5 0 / 1 pointWhich of the following questions is most likely to be discussed by a cognitive psychologist?Question options:a) How does the presence of other people change an individual's thoughts, feeling, or perceptions?b) Why are we attracted to particular kinds of people?c) How do people visualize objects in their minds?d) How does parent-infant bonding affect adult relationships?;Chapter 1 Perspectives in PsychologyQuestion 6 1 / 1 pointPsychoanalysis assumes that:Question options:a) dreams have no meaning to or relationship with the unconscious mind.b) social forces are the most powerful motivators of adult behavior.c) underlying biological events such as hormonal changes mediate all human behavior.d) the unconscious mind is the most powerful motivator of behavior.;Question 7 1 / 1 pointWhich of the following psychologists asserted that psychology can be a true science only if it examines observable behavior, not ideas, thoughts, feelings, or motives?Question options:a) Abraham Maslowb) Carl Rogersc) John Watsond) William James;Question 8 1 / 1 pointMary Whiton Calkins:Question options:a) opened the first psychology laboratory in the United States.b) started the first scientific journal in American psychology, the American Journal of Psychology.c) was the first female president of the American Psychological Association.d) was a student of Sigmund Freud.;Question 9 1 / 1 pointWilhelm Wundt is credited with:Question options:a) developing the discipline of psychophysics.b) evaluating the effects of social forces on one's behavior.c) identifying the effects of childhood experiences on the development of our adult personality.d) giving psychology its independence from philosophy and physiology.;Chapter 1 Evolutionary psychologyQuestion 10 1 / 1 pointStructures or features that perform a function that did not arise through natural selection are often called _____________.Question options:a) exaptationsb) adaptationsc) chance mutationsd) habits;Question 11 1 / 1 pointJack is a psychologist. Rather than just describing what the mind does, he is more interested in the functions of the human mind. Jack is a(n) ______________ psychologist.Question options:a) evolutionaryb) gestaltc) clinicald) positive;Chapter 1 Nature versus NurtureQuestion 12 1 / 1 pointWhich of the following is shown by Kandel (2006) with respect to certain genes in the human brain?Question options:a) They cannot facilitate new connections between neurons in an adult brain.b) They do not differ between organisms despite variations in experience.c) They are all present and functional at birth.d) They can be turned on or off by our experiences.;Question 13 1 / 1 pointWhich of the following concepts allows for the idea that a soul survives bodily death?Question options:a) Nature versus nurtureb) Mind-body dualismc) Evolutionary theoryd) Natural selection;Question 14 1 / 1 pointIn terms of the nature-nurture debate, psychologists' contemporary view is that human behavior is:Question options:a) solely a product of ancestral influences.b) a product of the interdependence between biology and experience.c) mostly a product of environmental experience.d) mostly a product of biology, inborn tendencies, and genetically based traits.;Chapter 1 Research MethodQuestion 15 1 / 1 pointWhich of the following types of psychologists is most likely to conduct research on the age at which the usage of Internet social networks peaks?Question options:a) Developmental psychologistb) Evolutionary psychologistc) Clinical psychologistd) Educational psychologist;Question 16 1 / 1 pointIn the context of electronic interactions, being publicly private means:Question options:a) avoiding online interactions with those people whom you have never met face-to-face.b) connecting with many other people, while being relatively nonpublic about revealing who you are.c) disclosing a lot of details of your private life.d) ensuring that you remove all the traces of your electronic interactions.;Chapter 2 Scientific MethodQuestion 17 1 / 1 pointIf there is scientifically sound evidence for something?even if it is difficult to explain?and it has been replicated, we have to ____________ it.Question options:a) testb) rectifyc) predictd) accept;Question 18 1 / 1 pointWhich of the following would be considered a pseudoscience?Question options:a) Anthropologyb) Biologyc) Astrologyd) Psychology;Question 19 1 / 1 pointA theory is defined as:Question options:a) a practice that appears to be and claims to be science, even though it does not use the scientific method to come to conclusions.b) a specific, informed, and testable prediction of what kind of outcome should occur under a particular condition.c) a set of related assumptions from which testable predictions can be made.d) the repetition of a study to confirm the results.;Question 20 1 / 1 pointThe first step in obtaining a sample is for the researchers to decide the makeup of the ____________ in which they are interested.Question options:a) groupb) descriptive designc) topic of researchd) variable;Question 21 1 / 1 pointWhen a researcher is interested in a particular question or topic that is relatively new to the field, it is best to use a(n) ____________.Question options:a) representative sampleb) experimental studyc) descriptive designd) case study;Question 22 1 / 1 pointCal believes that a larger percentage of a city's population will engage in public displays of affection in highly populated cities due to feelings of anonymity when an individual is among a lot of other people. He watches people's interactions with each other in the university area, and unobtrusively counts the number of couples who are holding hands, hugging, or kissing. He then does the same in the sparsely populated city of Stillwater, Oklahoma. The research method Cal used is known as ____________.Question options:a) interviewingb) a true experimentc) naturalistic observationd) a case study;Question 23 1 / 1 point____________ measure two or more variables and their relationship to one another.Question options:a) Correlational designsb) Descriptive statisticsc) Descriptive designsd) Random assignments;Question 24 0 / 1 pointThe ____________ is the middle score, which separates the lower half of scores from the upper half.Question options:a) meanb) frequencyc) mediand) mode;Question 25 1 / 1 pointThe ____________ is a statistical measure of how much scores in a sample vary around the mean.Question options:a) standard deviationb) modec) meand) median;Question 26 1 / 1 pointThe process of informing participants of the exact purposes of the study, revealing any and all deceptive practices, and explaining why they were necessary to conduct the study and ultimately what the results of the study were is known as ____________.Question options:a) debriefingb) scientific thinkingc) decreeingd) descriptive statistics;Question 27 1 / 1 pointWhat does recent research in consciousness through neural firing suggest?Question options:a) An individual in a vegetative state can show signs of awareness without wakefulness.b) An individual in a vegetative state cannot react to any stimulus from the environment.c) Behavioral responsiveness is not the only determining factor of an individual's capacity to communicate with other people.d) Behavioral non-responsiveness cannot be the sole determinant of one's ability to interact with the world.;Question 28 1 / 1 pointWhich of the following acts as a stage for the "main event" of the brain at a given moment in time?Question options:a) consciousnessb) memoryc) perceptiond) cognitionQuestion 29 1 / 1 pointPeople show signs of intentional behavior when they are:Question options:a) in an unconscious state.b) comatose.c) minimally conscious.d) in a subconscious state.;Question 30 1 / 1 pointWhich of the following refers to a phenomenon by which one fails to notice unexpected objects in his/her surroundings?Question options:a) change phenomenonb) inattentional blindnessc) subliminal perceptiond) visual masking;Question 31 1 / 1 pointWhich of the following is found to be the most distracting while driving causing significantly slower reaction times?Question options:a) using the phone with a hands-free deviceb) textingc) eatingd) chatting with someone in the vehicle;Question 32 1 / 1 pointWhich of the following best describes narcolepsy?Question options:a) A sleep disorder that causes an almost irresistible urge to move your legs or arms.b) A sleep disorder where the facial muscles are hyperactive.c) A sleep disorder that involves excessive, uncontrollable daytime sleepiness.d) A common sleep disorder in which breathing temporarily stops during sleep due to blockage of the upper airways.;Question 33 1 / 1 pointWhat did Barber and colleagues find when they asked students to complete a daily sleep log and online diaries of perceived stress in life over a five-day period?Question options:a) A few days of sleep deficiency early on in the week can add to psychological strain but can be offset with sleep later in the week.b) A few days of sleep deficiency early in the week does not contribute to psychological strain.c) A few days of sleep deficiency early in the week can contribute to psychological strain later in the week despite attempts to offset with subsequent sleep.d) Consistent sleep patterns can wear us down as the body then cannot adjust suitably to any inconsistency in sleep that may arise.;Question 34 1 / 1 pointWhich of the following refers to a concept that enables one to know and make up for one's sleep deficit?Question options:a) sleep debtb) sleep apneac) narcolepsyd) sleep onset latency;Question 35 1 / 1 pointIn humans, a surge of melatonin release occurs during the:Question options:a) night.b) morning.c) evening.d) afternoon.;Question 40 1 / 1 pointWhen do people respond easily to hypnosis?Question options:a) When they are fully conscious.b) When they are relaxed.c) When they have voluntary control of their own behavior.d) When their critical faculties of mind are in control.;Question 41 1 / 1 pointWhich of the following refers to a term that numbs the mind and creates an alcohol-like effect?Question options:a) endorphinsb) morphinec) opioidsd) sedativesQuestion 42 0 / 1 pointWhy would a personnel psychologist want to employ an intelligence test?Question options:a) If the job is complexb) If the job is minimum wagec) If the job is simpled) If the job pays wellQuestion 43 1 / 1 pointWhich of the following is not a characteristic of a structured interview?Question options:a) Similar questions are asked to all job candidatesb) The interviewer tends to show great warmth and compassionc) Less open endedd) Focuses on how a job candidate would resolve work conflictsQuestion 44 1 / 1 pointButch is an employee at the ?Gaggle? corporation. At ?Gaggle,? he has contributed a number of innovations. In fact, his clients and other customers rave about his enthusiasm and commitment to the Gaggle corporation. It sounds like Butch could be a/an __________ employee.Question options:a) Disgruntledb) Engagedc) Satisfiedd) OverachievingQuestion 45 1 / 1 pointWhich of the following characteristics is not associated with successful entrepreneurs?Question options:a) Strong social skillsb) Optimismc) Pessimismd) AttractivenessQuestion 46 1 / 1 pointResearch indicates that someone who is lying tends to ___________ less often than people telling the truth.Question options:a) Blinkb) Coughc) Fidgetd) HiccupQuestion 47 1 / 1 pointDr. Hughes conducts laboratory studies of the thought processes involved in problem solving. Which of the following types of psychologists is she most likely to be?Question options:a) Evolutionaryb) Cognitivec) Educationald) Social;Question 48 1 / 1 pointPersonality psychology:Question options:a) focuses on the treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.b) considers what makes people unique as well as the consistencies in people's behavior across time and situations.c) examines the relationship between bodily systems and chemicals and their relationship to behavior and thought.d) considers how the real or imagined presence of others influences thought, feeling, and behavior.Question 49 1 / 1 point______________ is the study of how we perceive information, how we learn and remember, how we acquire and use language, and how we solve problems.Question options:a) Social psychologyb) Cognitive psychologyc) Clinical psychologyd) Educational psychology;Question 50 1 / 1 pointThe industrial side of industrial/organizational psychology:Question options:a) develops treatments for mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.b) aims to increase productivity and satisfaction of workers by considering how the work environment and management styles influence worker motivation, satisfaction, and productivity.c) applies principles of psychology to the selection and training of employees.d) explores how thought and behavior change and show stability across the life span.


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