Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology Final Exam

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Question 1 1. The HPA axis includes:

Question 2 2. In which of the following situations is consciousness NOT involved?

Question 3 3. The conflict between trust and mistrust defines the _____

Question 4 4. Why are depressants used medically?

Question 5 5. According to Robert Plutchik, what is the difference between fundamental and non-fundamental emotions?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following students taking Alfred Binet's test would the French Government have been most interested in?

Question 7 7. Joe recently lost his job. Jenny is his good friend, and offers to set him up with an interview at her work. After Joe happily agrees to the job opportunity, Jenny asks him if he would mind babysitting her daughter the following week. What persuasion strategy is Jenny using?

Question 8 8. The bystander effect suggests that when you see an accident or crime, you

Question 9 9. A memory that relies on hearing sounds is a(n):

Question 10 10. Light first passes through which eye structure?

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Question 11 11. Giving a lab rat food every third time it presses a lever is an example of a

Question 12 12. An example of observational learning might be

Question 13 13. What is the weakness found in the frequency theory of hearing?

Question 14 14. How is our sense of hunger regulated?

Question 15 15.


_ (Blank) refers to the pairing of natural stimulus-response situations, with a neutral stimulus in order to develop a new relationship. In _ (blank), which deals with reinforcement and the strengthening of behaviors, learners are aware and make voluntary responses based on consequences.

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Question 16 16. Short sound waves are characterized by _____.

Question 17 17. A person who exhibits _____, assumes the worst about mild symptoms.

Question 18 18. How does the evaluation of treatment effectiveness in clinical psychology differ from the evaluation of treatment effectiveness in physical medicine?

Question 19 19. Which of the following states that once a neuron receives a signal, it has to fire it off.

Question 20 20. The thyroid gland is located in the

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Question 21 21. Which of the following involves coercive persuasion?

Question 22 22. Jacob is not always in school. When he does come to school, his clothes tend to be dirty or ragged. He also never has lunch money, and when he does bring lunch, he tells his friends that he only brought what he could find. What type of parenting style does Jacob's parents have?

Question 23 23. How can parts of the limbic system be remembered?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is the BEST explanation of the purpose behind Merrill Flood and Melvin Dresher's game theory experiments:

Question 25 25. Madeline always feels like she is never included in group activities or social events. She has become depressed and lonely. According to Malslow, which category of needs has not been fulfilled?

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Question 26 26. What is the motivating factor according to Instinct Theory?

Question 27 27. Rachel is pregnant with her first child and wants to be sure she is doing everything she can to help her baby grow and develop. Which of the following would most likely be recommended to Rachel to promote the psychological development of her baby?

Question 28 28. The Minnesota Twin Study found that

Question 29 29. In terms of Heider's attribution theory, what type of factor would account for a skilled pilot having a turbulent landing due to windy conditions?

Question 30 30. In Stanley Milgram's experiment on obedience and authority, the participants believed the responsibility for the shocks fell to:

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Question 31 31. Geneticist Dmitri Belyaev's experiments with selective breeding has shown that aggression is _____.

Question 32 32. Subliminal advertising is proven to have

Question 33 33. Which of the following is not one of Gardner's multiple intelligences?

Question 34 34. Sarah notices that just about everybody on her soccer team wears the same type of headband. Based on typical conformity patterns, why is Sarah likely to also buy this type of headband?

Question 35 35. Which of these is a good example of Freud's concept of transference?

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Question 36 36. Each participant in Stanley Milgram's experiment on obedience and authority tested their willingness to:

Question 37 37.


_(blank) are nerve cells that are constantly sending signals to your brain, muscles and glands. They send chemical signals called _(blank), and they work quickly to help you react to everything going on around you.

Question 38 38. Kevin is really stressed at work, and decides he needs a day off. When Kevin calls in sick to work the following day, which theory of motivation is he exhibiting?

Question 39 39. A child who is just beginning to understand that others may think differently than them, is in which state of cognitive development?

Question 40 40. Which of the following statements is not true?

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Question 41 41. A woman with anorexia may suffer from all of the following except

Question 42 42. When can a recurrent behavior be considered compulsive?

Question 43 43. Why was Stanley Milgram's experiment on obedience and authority so controversial?

Question 44 44. Which of the following describes the permissive parenting style?

Question 45 45. Which of the following refers to the ability to detect a change in a stimulus' intensity?

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Question 46 46. According to the opponent-process theory, how are colors processed?

Question 47 47. How did psychologists conducting psychodynamic research seek to better understand human thought?

Question 48 48. According to Yale psychologist Irving Janis, close-knit groups maintain solidarity by _____.

Question 49 49. Which psychological approach might attribute Ralph's obsession with keeping a spotless house to the fact that he experienced harsh potty-training?

Question 50 50. Stress that can be positive or beneficial is known as _____.

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