GRE Psychology: History & Development of Modern Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The idea that the mind and body are separate is called _____.

Question 2 2. What is the primary task of the industrial part of organizational psychology?

Question 3 3. How has natural selection affected our development?

Question 4 4. What did Solomon Asch's famous line experiment demonstrate?

Question 5 5. Which general perspective used in educational psychology studies how people acquire, perceive, remember, and communicate information (for example, how memory works)?

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Question 6 6. As Ben looks across the room at the large painting hanging there, he instinctively uses the Law of Proximity to take in the image. Most likely, this means that he _____.

Question 7 7. Whenever Ted gets a good grade his parents take him for ice cream. However, when he performs poorly on a test, he is forced to skip a meal. They also buy him small prizes whenever he cleans his room, but cut his after school play time when his room is a mess. Ted's parents are using _____ to influence his behavior.

Question 8 8. The organizational aspect of I-O psychology focuses on _____.

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. Researchers plan an experiment to test the hypothesis, 'Younger drivers have faster reaction times.' In this study the reaction time is the {Blank|].

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Question 11 11. Which of the following BEST explains how behavioral and cognitive psychology relate to one another?

Question 12 12. What did researchers in the bridge experiment conclude?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is probably the LEAST likely topic an educational psychologist would study?

Question 14 14. The possible cause that's being studied in an experiment is known as the _____.

Question 15 15. Functionalism seeks to explain _____.

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Question 16 16. In which setting would the theories from educational psychology be most likely applied?

Question 17 17. Why did William James object to Wundt's method?

Question 18 18. Howard is an I-O psychologist at his company. Recently, his employer announced a joint venture with an organization in China. Soon, many of the senior managers will be traveling to meet with the staff there. Howard knows that these individuals are not used to working with folks from another culture who may do things differently. He assembles a presentation for them that details how to best work with their new counterparts in China. This activity falls under what responsibility of Howard's?

Question 19 19. In Gestalt psychology, our ability to perceive a whole without first noticing its parts is referred to as _____.

Question 20 20. Which field of psychology would attribute behavior to a person's genes?

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Question 21 21. What is the definition of evolutionary developmental psychology?

Question 22 22. David has volunteered to participate in a scientific experiment to test the effectiveness of a new anti-anxiety medication. He is randomly placed into a group that will take this medication for three months and record the level of anxiety in a daily survey. David is placed into the _____.

Question 23 23. The humanistic psychologist who offered a supportive environment for clients to delve into their feelings was

Question 24 24. How did Wilhelm Wundt and William James change the study of human behavior?

Question 25 25. The psychology field that focuses on our family and friends influencing our behavior is

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Question 26 26. How did the method of introspection help Wundt develop his theory?

Question 27 27. Which phrase below is the best definition for the field of educational psychology?

Question 28 28. The placebo effect occurs when _____.

Question 29 29. Which psychological approach might attribute Ralph's obsession with keeping a spotless house to the fact that he experienced harsh potty-training?

Question 30 30. In psychology, what does the term misattribution refer to?

GRE Psychology: History & Development of Modern Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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