GRE Psychology Quiz

Question 1 of 11

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Which of the following is a defining difference between major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder?

Select one of the following:

  • Major depressive disorder involves only depressive systems, but bipolar disorder involves both manic and depressive systems.

  • People with major depressive disorder suffer from intense anxiety, but those with bipolar disorder do not.

  • Bipolar disorder can be treated with medications, but major depressive disorder cannot.

Question 2 of 11

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Which of the following is an example of recognition testing?

Select one of the following:

  • "Is this word one of the words i showed you earlier?"

  • "What did you have for breakfast yesterday?"

  • "What is the capital of Ireland?"

  • "On the list I showed you earlier, which words began with the letter 'm' ?"

Question 3 of 11

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In a memory experiment, participants study two lists of 15 unrelated words. Participants in the experimental group study list 1 and then study list 2, each for 3 minutes. Participants in the control group first look at a set of irrelevant pictures for 3 minutes and then study list 2 for 3 minutes. Which of the following results would be expected?

Select one of the following:

  • The control group will recall all of the items in list 2.

  • The control group will recall more items from list 2 than the experimental group.

  • The experimental group will recall more items from list 2 than will the control group.

Question 4 of 11

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Which of the following is characterized by a long history of dramatic complaints about faked medical conditions?

Select one of the following:

  • Factitious disorder

  • Somatoform disorder

  • Anxiety disorder

Question 5 of 11

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Object relations therapy is most closely related to....

Select one of the following:

  • cognitive-behavioral techniques

  • psychoanalysis

  • client-centered therapy

Question 6 of 11

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Prosopagnosia results in an inability to

Select one of the following:

  • identify colours

  • distinguish tastes

  • detect individual differences among faces

  • express feelings through facial movements

Question 7 of 11

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Which of the following is most likely to occur quickly when cocaine blocks the reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine?

Select one of the following:

  • Prolongation of the effects of norepinephrine and dopamine at the synapse.

  • Diminished effects of norepinephrine and dopamine at the synapse.

  • Increased production of norepinephrine and dopamine throughout the body.

Question 8 of 11

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In an experiment, a pigeon was rewarded every twenty seconds regardless of the pigeon's behavior. By the end of the experiment, the frequency of the pigeon's grooming responses had significantly increased. Which of the following describes this result?

Select one of the following:

  • Modeling

  • Classical conditioning

  • Superstitious behavior

Question 9 of 11

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Longitudinal and cross-sectional research designs can be used to study how behavior changes as a function of age. A disadvantage of cross-sectional studies is that the results can be influenced by

Select one of the following:

  • random assignment

  • cohort differences

  • small sample sizes

Question 10 of 11

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Research indicates that the words in the young language learner's lexicon are most likely to be....

Select one of the following:

  • randomly distributed among various syntactic classes

  • connectives

  • nouns referencing familiar objects in the environment

Question 11 of 11

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One could use the empathy-altruism hypothesis to explain which of the following?

Select one of the following:

  • The motivation underlying prosocial behavior

  • The basis of interpersonal attraction

  • The reason for joining groups

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GRE Psychology Quiz

Cathal Darby
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