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Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Shaping involves reinforcing behaviors that _____.

Question 2 2. Giving a lab rat food every third time it presses a lever is an example of a

Question 3 3. Which of these is NOT a step in the shaping process?

Question 4 4. What is one similarity between the line experiment and the bridge experiment?

Question 5 5. In evaluating potential experiments, a research organization's Institutional Review Board tries to _____.

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Question 6 6. The American Psychological Association most commonly allows experiments to be conducted involving all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

Question 7 7. According to Robert Plutchik, what is the difference between fundamental and non-fundamental emotions?

Question 8 8. The brain processes emotions _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following individuals is likely to be the LEAST happy?

Question 10 10. How are Henry Goddard's test, and more modern tests such as the SAT, similar?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following students taking Alfred Binet's test would the French Government have been most interested in?

Question 12 12. Recently, you've seen several reports of shark attacks in Florida on the news. You go to a beach in California and can't make yourself get in the water because all you can think about are sharks. This is an example of what type of heuristic?

Question 13 13. How is a conversation that at 60 decibels different from an 80 decibel vacuum cleaner?

Question 14 14. You order the entrée 'umami chicken' at a restaurant. Therefore, the taste sensation you are expecting is _____.

Question 15 15. Gustav Fechner's work in psychophysics involved exploring

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Question 16 16. _____ psychology is the study of how we change over our lifespans.

Question 17 17. Which is an example of a teratogen?

Question 18 18. A child hiding a cookie so he doesn't have to share it with the other kids is in _____ of moral development.

Question 19 19. Altruism is defined as

Question 20 20. Which of the following involves coercive persuasion?

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Question 21 21. According to Social Identity Theory, we perceive _____.

Question 22 22. Identify the correct definition of Freud's stages of psychosexual development.

Question 23 23. The attempt to turn negative emotions into positive actions is a healthy defense mechanism called _____.

Question 24 24. Jed is an antagonistic person who doesn't get along well with others. You would expect him to have a low score in _____.

Question 25 25. Group therapy can include any of the following EXCEPT:

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Question 26 26. 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?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT true about depressants?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT true about substance abuse?

Question 29 29. Having emotions that lack intensity or don't run the full, expected range is called _____.

Question 30 30.

Chelsea frequently over indulges 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?

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Question 31 31.

Which of the following is the median of the set of data below?

2, 5, 1, 7, 6, 5, 2, 8, 4

Question 32 32. What is the control group intended to do in a study?

Question 33 33.

Which of the following is the mean of the set of data below?

3, 6, 2, 8, 6, 6, 2, 8, 4

Question 34 34. Penelope finds that she feels less stressed after she meditates. What is most likely the reason for this?

Question 35 35. The fact that humans are able to maintain a sense of self separate from others around us demonstrates _____.

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Question 36 36. The psychiatrist _____ believed that hypnotists communicate with the unconscious mind.

Question 37 37. Serotonin regulates ______.

Question 38 38. 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 39 39. If Joe has a deficiency in dopamine neurotransmission, what symptoms might he experience?

Question 40 40. How does learning take place?

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Question 41 41. Many psychologists today study behavior through five main lenses: cognitive, humanistic, social, developmental and _____.

Question 42 42. Which of the following is TRUE of self-talk?

Question 43 43. General global intelligence refers to _____.

Question 44 44. In which order does sound travel through the ear?

Question 45 45. Psychological development is influenced by

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Question 46 46. Why were Solomon Asch's experiments on conformity so important?

Question 47 47. The Minnesota Twin Study found that

Question 48 48. Why are depressants used medically?

Question 49 49. Grouping illnesses together based on similarities is called:

Question 50 50. If the results of an experiment are statistically significant,

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