Are You Smarter Than a Freshman Psychology Major?
Do you know your lobes and phobias? Find out now.
Posted May 27, 2014
How much do you know about psychology? Here are some sample questions from an Introductory Psychology exam.
1. In a psychology experiment, the experimenter randomly assigns participants to either systematic relaxation training or to a control condition. Whether a participant gets the training or not is called the:
a. Independent variable
b. Dependent variable
c. Extraneous variable
2. Which type of research design allows you to determine cause-and-effect relationships?
a. Correlational design
b. Experimental design
c. Longitudinal design
b. the actor-observer effect
c. social categorization
4. Which area of the brain is most associated with vision?
5. A psychologist rings a bell each time she gives a dog some food and the dog salivates. After a while, the dog salivates whenever it hears the bell. Salivation to the sound of the bell is called:
a. Unconditioned response
b. Conditioned stimulus
c. Conditioned response
a. Requires deep encoding
b. Occurs without conscious awareness
c. Involves emotions
b. Generalized anxiety
8. Which type of need is at the top of Maslow’s Need Hierarchy?
a. Esteem needs
b. Self-actualizing needs
c. Social needs
9. Which of the following would be considered a secondary reinforce in reinforcement theory?
10. Unlike authoritarian parents, authoritative parents are:
a. Loving and caring
b. Demanding and neglectful
c. Demanding and responsive
- 8-10 correct—You are smarter than an Intro Psych student
- 5-7 correct—You could probably pass Intro Psych
- Fewer than 5 correct—Go back and study some more
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