CLEP Introductory Psychology Exam: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam

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Question 1 1. According to studies in behavioral genetics, which of the following is true about twins adopted separately by different parents?

Question 2 2. Recent research of Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development argues that _____.

Question 3 3. Harlow's experiment determined that _____.

Question 4 4. In the brain, senses like touch and taste are regulated by the _____.

Question 5 5. A child is playing with a puzzle that requires putting different shaped blocks into corresponding holes. The child repeatedly tries to put the circle-shaped block into the star-shaped hole. The child then picks up the star-shaped block and fits it into the star-shaped hole. This type of learning is an example of _____.

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Question 6 6. A child who is mildly allergic to strawberries feels nauseous after eating a piece of strawberry pie. The child relates the taste of pie to his nauseous feeling. Which of the following best explains this?

Question 7 7. Meditation is considered relaxing by many people. What is the scientific explanation for the link between meditation and relaxation?

Question 8 8. A study of the link between video games and aggression in teenage males researches the number of hours the participants spend playing video games each week. Participant 1 plays for 4 hours; participant 2 plays for 20 hours; participant 3 plays for 5 hours; participant 4 plays for 3 hours; and participant 5 plays for 4 hours. Which of the following would be best to determine the central tendency for this study?

Question 9 9. The statement ''Humans naturally try to achieve homeostasis in the body through decreasing physiological needs'' is an example of _____.

Question 10 10. A person experiences immense pain in their left foot. Despite extensive medical exams and reassurance that there is nothing wrong with their foot, they still experience the pain. Which of the following disorders is this an example of?

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Question 11 11. The social exchange theory explains that _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following explains why the brain perceives three-dimensional images?

Question 13 13. According to Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, people who use classification in order to understand the world around them exhibit _____.

Question 14 14. All of the following were psychologists who studied psychodynamics EXCEPT:

Question 15 15. The prescription of lithium is associated with which of the following disorders?

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Question 16 16. Psychologists who view the field through a _____ lens do not believe in free will.

Question 17 17. Which of the following represents the 'cause' in a scientific experiment?

Question 18 18. In what area would someone who is an avid daydreamer, voracious reader, and rock climber most probably have a high score?

Question 19 19. All of the following are components of Carl Roger's idea of self-concept EXCEPT:

Question 20 20. Janet has very little regard for others, but a high regard for herself. This sounds like:

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Question 21 21. Which of the following illustrates a person becoming conditioned to fear something specific?

Question 22 22. Which is an example of drive theory?

Question 23 23. Derek leaves the movie theater feeling very dissatisfied after viewing the latest installment in his favorite series. This installment wasn't interesting and Derek almost got up and left halfway through. Which of the following possible responses might demonstrate the fundamental attribution erroron Derek's part?

Question 24 24. Charlie has a healthy response to the stress of moving to a new city. How might he respond to the situation?

Question 25 25. An emotion is defined as _____.

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Question 26 26. Which structure is located at the back of the eye and contains the rods and cones?

Question 27 27. Which of the following BEST describes the term sensory adaptation?

Question 28 28. _____ and _____ are similar in that they are both methods that can be used to reach an altered state of consciousness.

Question 29 29. Altered states of consciousness are NOT achieved through _____.

Question 30 30. Hearing is processed by the

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Question 31 31. An action potential occurs when a _____.

Question 32 32. John Watson experiment involved the unconditioned stimulus of _____.

Question 33 33. In Keller and Marian Breland's raccoon experiment, why didn't raccoons put coins in a piggy bank when they were given multiple coins?

Question 34 34. Select the scenario where aversion therapy is MOST appropriate.

Question 35 35. Jasmine decided to visit her doctor to discuss her depression. While waiting for the doctor, she filled out a questionnaire about her lifestyle habits, which include excessive partying, drinking, and indulging in her favorite deli sandwiches from the local diner. Based upon the information Jasmine provided in her questionnaire, which of the following medications is Jasmine's doctor most likely NOT going to prescribe for her?

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Question 36 36. Psychologists use statistical analysis to _____.

Question 37 37. A study that seeks to determine if blondes have more fun by analyzing blonde-haired people who own dogs fails

Question 38 38. People are more creative in an area if _____

Question 39 39. Which is an example of visual intelligence?

Question 40 40. Harlow determined that maternal contact is not needed for survival, and is _____.

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Question 41 41. During prenatal development, a fertilized egg becomes a _____, then a _____ and finally a _____.

Question 42 42. Imagine that you are in charge of creating an age-appropriate standardized test for middle schoolers. What branch of psychology might you consult to ensure that the test was well-suited to students' age levels?

Question 43 43. Calvin is a singer who gets anxious when speaking to large groups. However, once he starts singing, he immediately feels confident and calm. This is transient action is an example of:

Question 44 44.

Chelsea frequently overindulges in her food choices, which leaves her feeling ashamed of the possible weight she could gain. In order to not worry about the excessive amount of calories she has consumed, she makes herself throw up.

Which of the following eating disorders does Chelsea suffer from?

Question 45 45. Several close friends decide to invest their money together in a business. The business is risky, but as the friends discuss their investment strategy, they achieve consensus and conformity. This is an example of _____.

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Question 46 46. Bobby's family is throwing him a 75th birthday party. As he prepares the speech he will give at the party, he proudly reflects on the fact the he has reached his full potential by accomplishing all that he can. According to Maslow, on which needs are Bobby reflecting?

Question 47 47. Which of the following illustrates the opponent-process theory?

Question 48 48. _____ focused on the power of the unconscious mind to influence our conscious behaviors.

Question 49 49. You go for a run around the track, and afterwards, you feel less anxiety and stress. Which neurotransmitter has been released to help you feel this way?

Question 50 50. What question about human behavior does the prisoner's dilemma help us answer?

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