What Are Acronyms? - Definition & Common Examples


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1. Which of the following acronyms are not OK for use in scholarly writing?

2. What is the purpose of acronyms?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of acronyms used in psychology. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include psychology acronyms and the appropriate use of acronyms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • How acronyms are formed
  • Appropriate acronyms for scholarly writing
  • Purpose of acronyms
  • Purpose of psychology acronyms

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related acronyms lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about acronyms and the purpose they serve
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about acronyms

Additional Learning

To learn more about acronyms, review the lesson called What Are Acronyms? - Definition & Common Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define acronym
  • Identify how acronyms are formed in psychology
  • Recall the common acronyms used in psychology such as ADD and FBA
  • Understand appropriate acronyms vs. inappropriate acronyms