AP Psychology: History and Development of Modern Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Which of the following is an example of analogous structures or traits?

I. Leg bones of a human and leg bones of a penguin

II. Wing of a penguin and wing of a mosquito

III. Beak of a penguin and beak of a duck

Question 2 2. The prominent psychologist who suggested our past experiences shape our problem-solving skills is _____.

Question 3 3. In Gestalt psychology, our ability to perceive a whole without first noticing its parts is referred to as _____.

Question 4 4. A new mutation allows a cheetah to run faster and hunt down more prey than its slower counterparts. This mutation increased the _____ of the cheetah.

Question 5 5. A scientist notices several birds in the same area that are similar in appearance with the exception of different beak lengths. She observes that one type of bird with a particularly long beak can pick bugs out of holes in the ground, while the birds with shorter beaks cannot. The longer beak is an example of

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Question 6 6. The study of the mind is called _____.

Question 7 7. Psychology may sometimes test obvious hypotheses because:

Question 8 8. Why did William James object to Wundt's method?

Question 9 9. Functionalism seeks to explain _____.

Question 10 10. Which of the following BEST explains how behavioral and cognitive psychology relate to one another?

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Question 11 11. Which field of psychology would attribute behavior to a person's genes?

Question 12 12. The goal of a double-blind study is to:

Question 13 13. Researchers plan an experiment to test the hypothesis, 'Younger drivers have faster reaction times.' In this study the reaction time is the {Blank|].

Question 14 14. How has natural selection affected our development?

Question 15 15. The possible cause that's being studied in an experiment is known as the _____.

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. _____ dualism believes that the mind resides completely outside the body.

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

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. If you were depressed and wanted to talk to someone, what type of psychologist would you go see?

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Question 21 21. The philosopher who first introduced dualism was _____.

Question 22 22. What did researchers in the bridge experiment conclude?

Question 23 23. Talk therapy and dream analysis are two techniques used in _____.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of convergent evolution?

Question 25 25. 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 _____.

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Question 26 26. What is the definition of evolutionary developmental psychology?

Question 27 27. What did Solomon Asch's famous line experiment demonstrate?

Question 28 28. According to evolutionary psychology, all of the following statements are true, EXCEPT:

Question 29 29.

Which of the following is an example of a homologous structure or trait?

I. Arm bones of a human and wings of a bird

II. Wing of a penguin and wing of a mosquito

III. Beak of a penguin and beak of a duck

Question 30 30. Why is natural selection an essential part of evolution?

AP Psychology: History and Development of Modern Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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