What Is Psychology?


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

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Psychology, in general, is defined as the scientific study of the human mind. However, under that general heading, numerous sub-fields and focuses have developed over the years. These quiz questions will assess you on some basic information on psychology, such as the different types and important figures in the field.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The field of psychology that examines connections between body and mind
  • The focus of the psychodynamic approach
  • The psychologist who studied the connection between past experiences and problem-solving
  • The behavioral psychologist who studied free will
  • The humanistic psychologist who allowed clients to explore their feelings freely

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through the quiz questions and test your recollection of the important fields and figures in the study of psychology
  • Distinguishing differences - check to ensure that you can accurately differentiate between the different fields of study within the realm of psychology based upon their focus and characteristics
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to identify famous figures in the history of psychology on the basis their field of specialty and their contributions

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology and famous psychologists, review the corresponding lesson called What is Psychology? This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of psychology
  • The biological approach to psychology
  • The psychodynamic approach and Sigmund Freud
  • Behavioral approach and behavioral psychologists
  • Cognitive approach
  • Humanistic approach