• 1. 
    The goal of psychology is to_______________

  • describe and explain behavior.
  • understand what influences behavior.
  • predict and control behavior.
  • All of the above.
  • 2. 
    There are 2 parts to the nervous system

  • true
  • false
  • 3. 
    Which of these is the most accurate definition of the discipline of psychology?

  • the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
  • the scientific study of mental processes
  • the scientific study of behavior
  • the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes
  • 4. 
    Which of these are not one of your 5 senses?

  • Sight
  • Hearing
  • Taste
  • Feeling
  • Smell
  • 5. 
    What do school psychologists do?

  • They work with school districts, helping them plan their classes and instructional methods.
  • They test students who may have a learning disability in help them get the support they need to learn better.
  • They help students with psychological disorders and other behavioral issues.
  • 6. 
    Psychology has roots in the _______________________ sciences, which attempt to explain the nature of the physical world through observation and experimentation

  • social
  • natural
  • labratory
  • fake
  • 7. 
    Theoretical entities, or concepts, that enable one to discuss something that cannot be seen, touched, or measured directly

  • social interaction
  • social distortion
  • psychological distortion
  • psychological constructs
  • 8. 
    Any action that people can observe or measure

  • behavior
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • cognition
  • 9. 
    Psychologists study human _______________________ by observing and measuring how people act.

  • behavior
  • natural
  • bilogy
  • none of the above
  • 10. 
    Cognitive activities are mental processes, such as dreams, perceptions, thoughts, and memories

  • True
  • False
  • 11. 
    The best definition of Cognitive Psychology would be

  • The study of how people perceive, learn, remember, and think.
  • The study of how the brain functions
  • The analysis of how the brain, neurotransmitters, and other aspects of our biology influence our behaviors, thoughts, and actions
  • The analysis of sensation within the neural function of the brain.
  • 12. 
    __________ is known for memorizing nonsense syllables and plotting a curve of forgetting

  • Loftus
  • mneumonic
  • Ebbinghaus
  • Luriab
  • 13. 
    Long term memory is defined as

  • is the process of repeatedly verbalizing or thinking about a piece of information
  • the unlimited capacity memory store that can hold information over lengthy periods of time.
  • bringing a thought or idea learned previously, and thus stored in memory into conscious awareness
  • The retention of encoded material over time.
  • 14. 
    the concept of right or good conduct

  • theory
  • morality
  • constructs
  • psychology
  • 15. 
    Perception is

  • how our brain interacts with our nervous system
  • how we relay information to others
  • how we comprehend objects and events in the world around us
  • what our eyes see
  • 16. 
    Psychological perspective that focuses on the interaction of biological processes, psychological dispositions, and social factors

  • humanistic perspective
  • biopsychosocial perspective
  • social-learning theory
  • all of the above
  • 17. 
    A statement that attempts to explain why something is the way it is and happens the way it does

  • construct
  • hypothesis
  • law
  • theory
  • 18. 
    Semantic memory

  • Taking a photograph in one's mind of a specific event
  • general knowledge that people remember, like counting by 10s
  • memory of a specific event that took place in the person’s presence or through experience
  • only is lost after a bout of anmesia
  • 19. 
    A type of fixation that causes one to approach a problem the same way that has been successful in the past is called your

  • echoic memory
  • mental set
  • mental capacity
  • Ebbinghaus Curve
  • 20. 
    ___________. is an ability that allows people to remember nearly every event of their life with great precision.

  • hydrocephalus
  • Hyperthymesia
  • supranuclear palsy
  • dementia
  • 21. 
    Gestalt means

  • unified whole
  • fractured whole
  • imagery perception
  • cognitive perception
  • 22. 
    Researchers use psychological constructs to describe things that cannot be seen, touched, or measured directly.

  • True
  • False
  • 23. 
    What is psychology?

  • The study of behavior.
  • The study of mental processes.
  • The study of the mind.
  • All of the above.
  • 24. 
    Transforming incoming information into a usable form is the stage of memory called

  • organization
  • storage
  • encoding
  • retrieval
  • 25. 
    Schemas are

  • video tapes and photographs of people, places, or things
  • 'packets' of knowledge that correspond to frequently encountered people, objects or situations.
  • pathways in the brain that enable us to see, hear, and remember pieces of unusual information
  • one of the many ineffective tricks our brain uses to locate and remember past information
  • 26. 
    a group of people who share a common religion, color, or national origin

  • human group
  • psycho group
  • ethnic group
  • sans group
  • 27. 
    Upon entering a bathroom for the first time you will recognize it is a bathroom but noticing the color of the walls and the layout of the room requires

  • schema
  • recognition
  • memory
  • encoding
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