Psychology MCQs

Psychology MCQs

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1: According to john horn, _____ steadily declines from middle adulthood onward.

A.   Fluid intelligence

B.   Crystallized intelligence

C.   Verbal memory

D.   Kinesthetic intelligence

2: ____ refers to the degree of assistance provided to children in the zone of proximal development.

A.   Animism

B.   Deferred imitation.

C.   Object permanence

D.   Scaffolding

3: __________ parents are extremely strict, unresponsive, and expect obedience from their children.

A.   Authoritative

B.   Permissive

C.   Authoritarian

D.   Uninvolved.

4: A characteristic that first shows up in the formal operational stage is _______.

A.   Irreversibility

B.   Egocentrism

C.   Abstract thinking

D.   Logical thinking

5: A(n) ______________________ is a section of dna containing a sequence of amines.

A.   Identity

B.   Object permanence

C.   Dizygotic twins

D.   Gene

6: About _______ of late adolescents remain in foreclosure or diffusion identity statuses.

A.   25%

B.   75%

C.   100%

D.   50%

7: According to piaget, egocentrism is to conservation as the ________ stage is to the ________ stage.

A.   Preoperational; sensorimotor

B.   Concrete operational; preoperational

C.   Sensorimotor; preoperational

D.   Concrete operational; formal operational

E.   Preoperational; concrete operational

8: According to piaget, it is not until _____ that we truly become representational thinkers.

A.   Early infancy

B.   Early toddlerhood

C.   Early childhood

D.   None of these

9: According to wayne osgood (2009), all deviance can be explained on the basis of ____.

A.   Propensity and opportunity for deviance

B.   Personality for and inability to control deviance

C.   Temperament for and social reinforcers for deviance

D.   Genetics for and an environmental upbringing for deviance

10: Actions in tertiary circular reactions are ____.

A.   Intentional from the beginning

B.   Reflexive from the beginning

C.   Unconscious from the beginning

D.   Involuntary

11: The calculation of the mean of a group of scores is the same as fechner's ____.

A.   Differential average

B.   Method of constant stimuli

C.   Method of average error

D.   Method of limits

E.   Differential threshold

12: The ___________ records jewish interpretations of the _____________ which is their sacred text.

A.   Torah; Talmud

B.   Hasidic texts; Aggadic Midrashim

C.   Tanakh; Tawrat

D.   Talmud; Torah

13: During emerging adulthood, all body systems _____.

A.   Begin to develop

B.   Function optimally

C.   Cease developing

D.   Age rapidly

14: The myers-briggs type indicator is considered a(n) ______ test.

A.   Ability

B.   Character

C.   Performance

D.   Personality

E.   Reliability

15: Vygotsky's theory stresses the __________ of cognitive development.

A.   Physiology

B.   Neuroplasticity

C.   Social context

D.   Egocentricity

16: Children who live in poverty perform worse on intelligence tests because they________.

A.   Experience more pervasive daily stress, which affect how the brain functions and develops, this causing a dip in IQ scores.

B.   Method of organizing information that allows the brain to work more efficiently

C.   Bodily-kinesthetic

D.   All of this

17: A test that does not discriminate against the members of any minority group is termed a _____ test.

A.   Intelligence

B.   Within-group

C.   Confinement

D.   Culture-fair

18: Absenteeism, drug and alcohol abuse, and disciplinary problems are examples of _____.

A.   Organizational citizenship behaviors

B.   Self-efficacy

C.   Causal attribution

D.   Self-serving bias

E.   Counterproductive work behaviors

19: According to ____, animals have no soul and thus are automata.

A.   Romanes

B.   Darwin

C.   Morgan

D.   Galton

E.   Descartes

20: Allport used _____ to conduct research on personality.

A.   Thematic Apperception Test

B.   Henry Murray

C.   The lexical approach


21: Critics have suggested that piaget underestimated _____.

A.   CorrectC. genetic influences on cognition

B.   CorrectC. area

C.   CorrectB. absorbed into existing schemas

D.   CorrectB. Fiona will be taller than Floyd between the ages of 10 and 14

E.   CorrectB. Morality is defined in terms of abstract principles and values.

22: Elder maltreatment is primarily carried out by _____.

A.   Family members, specifically a spouse.

B.   Associated with living longer- studies show especially to those that pray

C.   Discussing past activities and experiences with another individual or group

D.   All of this

23: Electroencephalographs (eegs) of individuals in stage n1 sleep are characterized by _____ waves.

A.   Theta

B.   Hallucinogens

C.   Psychological dependence

D.   None of this

24: For the behaviorist, personality is a set of learned responses or ________.

A.   Traits

B.   Conditions

C.   Stimuli

D.   Habits

25: Hypnosis, daydreaming, and meditation are all examples of _____ states of consciousness.

A.   Altered

B.   Hypnagogic

C.   3 mins after a REM sleep period

D.   None of this

26: Intrinsic is to ____ as extrinsic is to ____.

A.   Instinct

B.   Insight learning

C.   Extrinsic motivation

D.   Internal; external

27: Like a key in a lock, the shape of the _____ must fit the _____ to affect the postsynaptic neuron.

A.   Neurotransmitter; receptor site

B.   Dendrites and dendrite branches

C.   The corpus callosum

D.   Neuroscience.

28: Malcolm has just taken a position as an emergency room nurse. he is likely to notice _____.

A.   An absence of emerging adults in the emergency room

B.   Without a romantic relationship

C.   Emerging adults with a variety of injuries

D.   Emerging adults suffering from heart disease, cancer, and stroke

29: One important difference between a mylinated and unmylinated axon is _____.

A.   Autonomic

B.   Thalamus

C.   Electrical; chemical

D.   The neural impulse is faster in the myelinated axon

30: Psychologists use the term ________ to refer to human resilience under stress.

A.   Hardiness

B.   Narcissim

C.   An instinct

D.   Set point

E.   Polygraph

31: Purchasing state lottery tickets is reinforced with monetary winnings on a ________ schedule

A.   Intrinsic motivation

B.   Latent learning

C.   Stimulus generalization

D.   Variable-ratio

32: Sleepwalking and sleep terrors are _____ that tend to occur in _____.

A.   Parasomnias, stage 3 & 4 NREM

B.   Penis

C.   Stage 3 & 4 NREM

D.   Stage 2 NREM

33: The _______ _______ reinforcement schedule results in "break and run" patterns if responding.

A.   Fixed interval

B.   Fixed ratio

C.   Variable interval

D.   Variable ratio

34: The best term to describe how the monocular depth cue of occlusion works would be ________.

A.   Continuity

B.   Parallel

C.   Overlapping

D.   Perpendicularity

35: The experience of a fugue state is indicative of a(n) ________ disorder.

A.   Obsessive-compulsive

B.   Dissociative

C.   Panic

D.   Mood

36: The peak of synaptic overproduction in the _____ occurs at about the fourth postnatal month.

A.   Spinal cord

B.   Prefrontal cortex

C.   Visual cortex

D.   Parietal lobe

37: The perception of higher-pitched sounds is called ________ coding.

A.   Temporal

B.   Place

C.   Frequency

D.   Hertz

38: Watching the night sky for shooting stars is likely to be reinforced on a ________ schedule.

A.   Fixed-interval

B.   Fixed-ratio

C.   Variable-interval

D.   Shaping

39: With respect to parenting style, coercive is to confrontative as _____ is to _____.

A.   Authoritative; authoritarian

B.   Alcohol; consumption

C.   Authoritarian; authoritative

D.   None of the above

40: Work-family conflict is a type of _____ stressor.

A.   Nonwork hindrance

B.   Primary work challenge

C.   Nonwork challenge

D.   Work hindrance

41: Pavlov was conducting research on _____ before he started researching associations.

A.   Perception

B.   Reproduction

C.   Salivation

D.   Memor

42: Pavlov called reflexes present at birth __________ reflexes.

A.   Physiology

B.   Spontaneous recovery

C.   Unconditional

D.   Extinction

43: Teratogens can interfere with prenatal development and harm the unborn child by ____.

A.   Playing peek-a-boo with her

B.   Explore their environments more freely

C.   Three stages: germinal, embryonic, and fetal

D.   Passing from the placenta into the fetus's blood supply

44: Karina loves oranges and apples. both are __________ for the category of __________.

A.   Exemplars; plants

B.   Prototypes; fruit

C.   Prototypes; food

D.   Exemplars; fruit

45: Raspberries are examples of sounds made in the ___________ stage.

A.   Control of phonation

B.   Control of phonation

C.   Categorical perception

46: Brain scans reveal that different ________ are activated when we process verbs rather than nouns.

A.   Algorithms

B.   Heuristics

C.   Neural networks

D.   Critical periods

47: _____ is the appearance of multiple simultaneous psychological disorders in the same person.

A.   Comorbidity

B.   Shared psychotic disorder

C.   Amok Ataque de nervios Agoraphobia Comorbidity

48: A 65-year-old retina receives only about _____ as much light as its 20-year-old counterpart.

A.   One-third

B.   Embryo

C.   Accommodate

D.   Cognition

49: Amphetamines ________ appetite and ________ self-confidence.

A.   Decrease, increase

B.   Physiological depressant

C.   Industry vs inferiority

D.   All of this

50: Atypical neuroleptic medications work by affecting _____ in the brain.

A.   Attachment

B.   Psychosis

C.   Dopamine and serotonin

D.   Norepinephrine and serotonin