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CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam

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Question 1 1. A researcher studies a student to identify his specific learning capabilities in the classroom. He watches his interactions with his teachers and peers. He observes at a distance and only focuses on one student. This type of research is known as a:

Question 2 2. Which psychologist created the law of effect and believed that rewarded behaviors occur more frequently?

Question 3 3. Jonathan's teacher has created a behavior chart for him in order to increase appropriate behaviors in school. As he achieves success, she increases her expectations slightly. He must continue to meet his goal in order to earn a reward. This is known as:

Question 4 4. When an individual is convinced that he or she is unable to succeed at a goal, when in fact he or she can potentially do so, this is known as:

Question 5 5. Mr. Abbott's students collect tickets for positive behavior each week. On Fridays, they have a chance to trade their tickets in for prizes. This type of system is known as:

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Question 6 6. Michael is three years old and enjoys playing with jigsaw puzzles. His mom often sits and works with him, helping him to turn the pieces over and giving him hints about where each piece might fit. Michael is not able to complete a puzzle yet independently. This is known as Michael's:

Question 7 7. Sarah has difficulty with math. She is unable to recognize patterns or recall her math facts correctly. She often struggles with problem-solving techniques and it takes her much longer than her peers to grasp all math-related concepts. Sarah suffers from:

Question 8 8. Rebecca is often quiet in reading class. She seems withdrawn and often keeps her papers covered so her peers do not see them. She never volunteers to read aloud and lacks confidence. In math, she is outgoing and raises her hand to share her answers frequently. She also enjoys being a peer tutor. This situation demonstrates:

Question 9 9. Which of the following levels of Bloom's Taxonomy represents this question on a student exam: Compare and contrast the weather in the Southern Hemisphere to the weather in the Northern Hemisphere.

Question 10 10. A student has just turned 12 and has a mental age of 10. What is the student's IQ?

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Question 11 11. What is an example of internalizing behaviors?

Question 12 12. The term learning disability is used as an umbrella term because:

Question 13 13. With regard to religious diversity in the classroom, which of the following is something that a teacher would not do?

Question 14 14. Erik Erikson created a theory of development in which:

Question 15 15. An example of assimilation is a child who has only seen brown horses seeing a white horse for the first time and _____.

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Question 16 16. The component of language that involves the rules of structure and speech sounds is called _____.

Question 17 17. Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral development proposed the following:

Question 18 18. Michelle completes her History assignment three days before it is due. Her motivation to complete the assignment early was influenced by her parent's high expectations of academic achievement. Michelle's motivation is an example of _____.

Question 19 19. According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, which of the following needs is pursued prior to achieving esteem needs?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a feature of self-concept?

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Question 21 21. When all of the physiological needs are met, people tend to become concerned with?

Question 22 22. A group of researchers want to make sure that any results they find in a particular group of participants would also be true for other people, in other places, in studies with other researchers. If a study can do this, we can say that the study has a high level of _____.

Question 23 23. If a laboratory rat is conditioned to push a feeder bar for a food pellet after seeing a candy apple red light flash in its cage, according to the principles of stimulus generalization the rat would likely also push the feeder bar following the flash of a _____ light.

Question 24 24. Imagine you are looking at a graph that shows a correlational line moving from the bottom left corner of the graph to the upper right corner. Which correlation coefficient below would best represent the pattern of data while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 25 25. A researcher created a study to know if drinking coffee before training could increase athlete's performance. She created two groups; one group drank coffee before training and the other did not. Then she measured athlete's performance in terms of miles ran per hour. What is the dependent variable in this study?

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Question 26 26. Mr. Tamlin recently had to start using a standardized exam to test students in his history course. The exam does not cover material regarding WWII, which is a critical component of the curriculum. Mr. Tamlin believes this is unfair. In this case,Mr. Tamlin would believe that the state's standardized tests are lacking:

Question 27 27. How can an ecological assessment help improve the educational performance of a student?

Question 28 28. A measurement that indicates how much a group of scores vary from the average called _____.

Question 29 29.

Calculate the z-score using the following data:

Raw score is 75, mean is 50, and standard deviation is 10

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements about effective classroom management is FALSE?

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Question 31 31. Which type of instruction is an instructor using if she only delivers lectures during class sessions?

Question 32 32. Dr. Carter teaches psychology and gives a PowerPoint presentation during each of her class sessions. A presentation is an example of _____.

Question 33 33. What level of Bloom's taxonomy is demonstrated by a student reciting information?

Question 34 34. Lakeisha sometimes gets confused when her psychology professor explains statistics using only words, but she always gets the concept immediately if she can look at a graph or chart. Based on this information, what kind of learner is Lakeisha most likely to be?

Question 35 35. How can a teacher promote self-efficacy in the classroom?

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Question 36 36. Which general perspective used in educational psychology studies how people acquire, perceive, remember, and communicate information (for example, how memory works)?

Question 37 37. Which general perspective used in educational psychology studies the tendency to modify our behavior due to consequences, such as after receiving a reward or punishment?

Question 38 38. Long-term memories include all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 39 39. Paul has created a meaningful sentence to remember the planets in the solar system. The first letter of each word in his sentence coincides with the first letter in the name of each planet. Which of the following mnemonic devices is he using?

Question 40 40. Encoding, storage, and retrieval are the steps the mind must take to form _____.

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Question 41 41. Yasif hit his head on the diving board at school. After he woke up, he realized that he couldn't remember anything about the swim meet that had been happening before his dive. Which kind of amnesia is Yasif experiencing?

Question 42 42. When the conditioned stimulus is no longer paired with the unconditioned stimulus, what occurs?

Question 43 43. What is the difference between negative reinforcement and punishment?

Question 44 44. Mr. Zee claps his hands and his students immediately become silent. What is the clap?

Question 45 45. Who was the behaviorist who developed the Operant Conditioning Chamber?

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Question 46 46. In order for an education to be considered nondiscriminatory, it must meet the following guideline:

Question 47 47. All of the following statements regarding the microsystem are correct, EXCEPT:

Question 48 48. Emily is in middle school and tries to imitate her sister, who plays volleyball really well. Which characteristic of effective models does this behavior fits under?

Question 49 49. Which one of the following coefficients indicates that the two variables of interest move in opposite directions while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 50 50. A test with high _____ validity references the material actually taught to the students.

CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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