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GRE Psychology: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam

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Question 1 1.

A clinician is observing a child in various circumstances. The clinician makes note that the child does well with word and word manipulation and has an above-level spatial and design awareness. When listening to music, the child shows some rhythm but has difficulty recognizing patterns in songs, such as the repetitiveness of the chorus of a song. The child tends to be clumsy, but this does not stop the child from interacting with anyone or anything. The child is rarely frustrated, even when facing challenges. Based on these observations, which of the following deductions might the clinician make about the child's preferred type(s) of intelligences?

Question 2 2.

A person needs to identify the country whose capital is Montevideo. Even if the person does not know the answer, convergent thinking is used to answer the question because

Question 3 3.

Researchers strive to evaluate the effects that violent video games have on people's immediate temperaments. The researchers establish two groups: one that spends three hours playing a violent video game and one that spends three hours playing a non-violent video game. Thereafter, the participants in both groups will draw a picture of anything they choose, and these will be labeled by researchers as positive or negative pictures. Which of the following appropriately identifies the role of a component of the study?

Question 4 4.

A large team within an advertising company created an advertisement for a Styrofoam company. The ad focused on how people gather to save the ocean and then celebrate by using the Styrofoam products. The team was guided by some of the company's best creative minds, although a few people did not necessarily like the idea they chose. The team moved forward with the advertisement because few spoke out about the issues they had with it. When the commercial aired, people were outraged because the products themselves are not environmentally safe. Which of the following identifies why the team was not successful?

Question 5 5.

Gregor and Danny have gone on three dates. Gregor has identified features of Danny that are annoying. However, Gregor recognizes that Danny is kind and different from other people he has dated. Gregor and Danny go on another date. Gregor has experienced which part(s) of the social exchange theory?

Question 6 6.

Kindergarten students in a classroom for the first time rely on what type of conformity to guide their behaviors and appropriateness thereof?

Question 7 7. Within the image, (4) is recognizing neurotransmitters, while (5) recognizes a neurotransmitter transporter and (6) refers to receptors. To what does region (B) refer?

Question 8 8.

An ethological theorist is analyzing the adaptations of a robin placed in a predatory environment over a span of time. In proposing a hypothesis, the theorist will theorize that

Question 9 9.

A person is taking a benzodiazepine, a drug prescribed by his psychiatrist. The man takes one pill twice a day to ease anxieties. What will he begin to experience as a result of the drug?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is an accurate observation based on the reinforcement interval graph?

Question 11 11.

A child has been fearing the dark. Her parent decides to put a nightlight in the room. The child's fears eventually go away because

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An ex-soldier suffered from fears and depressions which made his life a misery, and an endeavour was made to find the cause in a repressed memory. His account of events was complete up to a certain time, but there his recollections ceased; then one day something touched up the hidden memory and in the presence of his doctor he went through a most dramatic scene, showing horror at falling down a dark dug-out upon the bodies of dead Germans and at subsequent experiences which had strongly affected him and whose revival produced again the same emotions as the original events. At the next interview the following dialogue took place:


''I want you to tell me about falling down the dug-out.''

''What dug-out, sir?''

''The one you told me about last time.''

''I don't remember telling you about it.''

''Yes you do, the dug-out at...''

''No, I don't remember any dug-out at...''

Question 12 12. Read an excerpt from Millais Culpin's 1920 text, ''Spiritualism and the New Psychology.'' Based on the interactions between the doctor and the soldier, the soldier appears to be

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An ex-soldier suffered from fears and depressions which made his life a misery, and an endeavour was made to find the cause in a repressed memory. His account of events was complete up to a certain time, but there his recollections ceased; then one day something touched up the hidden memory and in the presence of his doctor he went through a most dramatic scene, showing horror at falling down a dark dug-out upon the bodies of dead Germans and at subsequent experiences which had strongly affected him and whose revival produced again the same emotions as the original events. At the next interview the following dialogue took place:


''I want you to tell me about falling down the dug-out.''

''What dug-out, sir?''

''The one you told me about last time.''

''I don't remember telling you about it.''

''Yes you do, the dug-out at...''

''No, I don't remember any dug-out at...''

Question 13 13. Read an excerpt from Millais Culpin's 1920 text, ''Spiritualism and the New Psychology.'' If the psychologist were to try the ABC theory to determine why the soldier reacts as he does when the event is brought up, which of the following would occur?

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Patient A

A girl strongly hysterical, aged twenty, in spite of all persuasion and medical treatment, refused every kind of food, or if made to eat, soon vomited the contents of the stomach. On November 6th, 1869, whilst the girl was apparently suffering in the same manner, the Queen passed the hospital on her way to open Blackfriars Bridge. She arose in bed so as to look out of the window, although up to this time declaring that every movement of her body caused intense pain.

Patient B

. . .was at the time thirty-three years of age, unmarried, and from the age of fifteen had had various attacks of epilepsy, which had produced so rigid a lock-jaw that her mouth could rarely be forced open by any contrivance; she had lost very nearly the power of speech and deglutition, and with this all desire to eat or drink. Her lower limbs were contracted towards her body; she was entirely confined to her bed, and had periodical discharges of blood from the lungs, which were chiefly thrown out by the nostrils. During a few intervals of relaxation she was prevailed upon with great difficulty to put a few crumbs of bread comminuted in the hand, into her mouth, together with a little water sucked from her one hand, and, in one or two instances, a little gruel, but even in these attempts almost the whole was rejected. On two occasions also, after a total abstinence of many months, she made signs of wishing to drink some water, which was immediately procured for her. On the first trial the whole seemed to be returned from the mouth, but she was greatly refreshed in having it rubbed upon the throat. On the second occasion she drank off a pint at once, but could not be prevailed upon to drink any more, although her father had now fixed a wedge between her teeth. With these exceptions, however, she seemed to have passed upwards of four years without either liquids or solids of any kind, or even an appearance of swallowing. . .

Question 14 14. Read the excerpts from the 1879 text, ''Fasting Girls: Their Physiology and Pathology,'' written by William A. Hammond, M.D. Which of the following statements is most true about the two patients?

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Patient A

A girl strongly hysterical, aged twenty, in spite of all persuasion and medical treatment, refused every kind of food, or if made to eat, soon vomited the contents of the stomach. On November 6th, 1869, whilst the girl was apparently suffering in the same manner, the Queen passed the hospital on her way to open Blackfriars Bridge. She arose in bed so as to look out of the window, although up to this time declaring that every movement of her body caused intense pain.

Patient B

. . .was at the time thirty-three years of age, unmarried, and from the age of fifteen had had various attacks of epilepsy, which had produced so rigid a lock-jaw that her mouth could rarely be forced open by any contrivance; she had lost very nearly the power of speech and deglutition, and with this all desire to eat or drink. Her lower limbs were contracted towards her body; she was entirely confined to her bed, and had periodical discharges of blood from the lungs, which were chiefly thrown out by the nostrils. During a few intervals of relaxation she was prevailed upon with great difficulty to put a few crumbs of bread comminuted in the hand, into her mouth, together with a little water sucked from her one hand, and, in one or two instances, a little gruel, but even in these attempts almost the whole was rejected. On two occasions also, after a total abstinence of many months, she made signs of wishing to drink some water, which was immediately procured for her. On the first trial the whole seemed to be returned from the mouth, but she was greatly refreshed in having it rubbed upon the throat. On the second occasion she drank off a pint at once, but could not be prevailed upon to drink any more, although her father had now fixed a wedge between her teeth. With these exceptions, however, she seemed to have passed upwards of four years without either liquids or solids of any kind, or even an appearance of swallowing. . .

Question 15 15. Read the excerpts from the 1879 text, ''Fasting Girls: Their Physiology and Pathology,'' written by William A. Hammond, M.D. Based on the patients' conditions, which of the following assessments would be most effective when seeking out more insights into the patients' issues?

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GRE Psychology: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Free Practice Test Instructions

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