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History & Fundamental Theories of Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Dr. Garcia is a psychologist that studies how people learn, solve problems and make decisions. What kind of psychologist is Dr. Garcia?

Question 2 2. Psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted an experiment in which participants were instructed to administer _____ to 'learners' in another room.

Question 3 3. Many famous psychological studies, if conducted today, would violate _____.

Question 4 4. Gestalt psychology, psychoanalysis and _____ were three psychological approaches that were popular in the early 20th century.

Question 5 5. The Law of Proximity, which observes that people tend to use how close objects are to one another to perceive a larger image, is an example from the _____ field of psychology.

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Question 6 6. The study of psychology looks past _____ to better understand unconscious drives.

Question 7 7. Psychologists who view the field through a _____ lens do not believe in free will.

Question 8 8. Sigmund Freud promoted the _____ approach.

Question 9 9. Psychology is the scientific study of how we _____, _____ and behave.

Question 10 10. Forming a hypothesis is the _____ step to the scientific method.

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Question 11 11. When you conduct a scientific experiment the _____ is what is measured to determine effect.

Question 12 12. Which of the following represents the 'cause' in a scientific experiment?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT included in the five major approaches in psychology?

Question 14 14. Many psychologists today study behavior through five main lenses: cognitive, humanistic, social, developmental and _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following events occurred first in the history of psychology?

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Question 16 16. Researchers plan an experiment to test the hypothesis, 'Younger drivers have faster reaction times.' In this study the reaction time is the:

Question 17 17. The possible cause that's being studied in an experiment is known as the:

Question 18 18. How did the method of introspection help Wundt develop his theory?

Question 19 19. Functionalism seeks to explain _____.

Question 20 20. Deception in psychological research is _____.

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Question 21 21. In evaluating potential experiments, a research organization's Institutional Review Board tries to _____.

Question 22 22. What is the main purpose of psychology?

Question 23 23. What is one similarity between the line experiment and the bridge experiment?

Question 24 24. Which of the following BEST explains how behavioral and cognitive psychology relate to one another?

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

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Question 26 26. Talk therapy and dream analysis are two techniques used in _____.

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. Which field of psychology would attribute behavior to a person's genes?

Question 29 29. This psychologist might suggest that students only study hard in order to receive a good grade from the teacher.

Question 30 30. The placebo effect occurs when:

History & Fundamental Theories of Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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