Chapter 1: Psychology and Life

Question 1 of 12

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The definition of psychology focuses on both _________ and _________.

Select one of the following:

  • Behaviors; structures

  • Behaviors; mental processes

  • Mental processes; functions

  • Mental processes; structures

Question 2 of 12

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To what goal of psychology is "level of analysis" most relevant?

Select one of the following:

  • Explaining what happens

  • Describing what happens

  • Predicting what will happens

  • Controlling what happens

Question 3 of 12

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If you want to _________ what will happen, you first must be able to _________ what will happen.

Select one of the following:

  • Describe; explain

  • Describe; control

  • Control; predict

  • Explain; predict

Question 4 of 12

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While watching a horror film, Betty suppressed her emotions but Hilda did not. You would expect Betty to eat _________ comfort food than Hilda and _________ non-comfort food.

Select one of the following:

  • More; the same amount of

  • More; less

  • The same amount of; more

  • Less; more

Question 5 of 12

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Who founded the first laboratory that was devoted to experimental psychology?

Select one of the following:

  • William James

  • Wilhelm Wundt

  • Max Wertheimer

  • John Dewey

Question 6 of 12

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A researcher tells you that her main goal is to understand mental experiences as the combination of basic components. It is most likely that she finds the historical roots of her research in

Select one of the following:

  • Functionalism.

  • The humanist perspective.

  • Structuralism.

  • The evolutionary perspective.

Question 7 of 12

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Two professors at universities in Boston and Mumbai are collaborating on a research project to determine how their students in the United States and India respond to the same reasoning problems. It's likely that they take a _________ perspective in their research.

Select one of the following:

  • Humanistic

  • Sociocultural

  • Evolutionary

  • Psychodynamic

Question 8 of 12

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The _________ perspective draws on the ways in which human mental abilities serve adaptive purposes.

Select one of the following:

  • Cognitive

  • Humanistic

  • Evolutionary

  • Sociocultural

Question 9 of 12

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What type of question would a cognitive psychologist be likely to ask?

Select one of the following:

  • Why do children sometimes have imaginary friends?

  • Why do some students get sick every time they have a major exam?

  • How can we design a keyboard for a computer that allows people to type more quickly?

  • How are bilingual individuals able to switch between their two languages?

Question 10 of 12

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Which type of psychologist is least likely to focus on genetic aspects of human psychology?

Select one of the following:

  • Industrial-organizational psychologists

  • Developmental psychologists

  • Personality psychologists

  • Biological psychologist

Question 11 of 12

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Individuals with advanced degrees in psychology are most likely to be working in

Select one of the following:

  • Academic settings.

  • Hospitals and clinics.

  • Business and government.

  • Independent practice.

Question 12 of 12

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In assessments of violence risk, _________ counts as a dynamic factor.

Select one of the following:

  • Gender

  • Substance abuse

  • Stability of family upbringing

  • Age at first conviction

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