What is a Psychostimulant? - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is a psychostimulant?

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1. Which is a type of psychostimulant?

2. Which chemical triggers emotions such as happiness and helps control attention?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

A psychostimulant is a completely different entity from an external stimulant. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the nature, purpose and application of psychostimulants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be quizzed on your familiarity with the following:

  • The definition of psychostimulants
  • Types of psychostimulants
  • Possible risks in the use of psychostimulants
  • Likely prospects for the application of psychostimulants
  • Chemicals that trigger emotions and promote attention control

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson related on psychostimulants
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the use of psychostimulants in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding possible side effects of the use of psychostimulants

Additional Learning

To learn more about the types, usage and nature of psychostimulants, review the short, accompanying lesson on the subject. The lesson, called What is a Psychostimulant?, covers the following learning objectives:

  • Identify the three groups of psychostimulants
  • Discuss how an inhibitor can induce calmness and clarity
  • Explain why you'd give a psychostimulant to a patient who appears to suffer from ADHD
  • Enumerate some possible side effects that can result from the use of psychostimulants