Chapter 1: Psychology and Life

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Chapter 1: Psychology and Life Textbook Quiz for Psych 1020

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Question 1

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The definition of psychology focuses on both _________ and _________.
Answer
  • Behaviors; structures
  • Behaviors; mental processes
  • Mental processes; functions
  • Mental processes; structures

Question 2

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To what goal of psychology is "level of analysis" most relevant?
Answer
  • Explaining what happens
  • Describing what happens
  • Predicting what will happens
  • Controlling what happens

Question 3

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If you want to _________ what will happen, you first must be able to _________ what will happen.
Answer
  • Describe; explain
  • Describe; control
  • Control; predict
  • Explain; predict

Question 4

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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.
Answer
  • More; the same amount of
  • More; less
  • The same amount of; more
  • Less; more

Question 5

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Who founded the first laboratory that was devoted to experimental psychology?
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  • William James
  • Wilhelm Wundt
  • Max Wertheimer
  • John Dewey

Question 6

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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
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  • Functionalism.
  • The humanist perspective.
  • Structuralism.
  • The evolutionary perspective.

Question 7

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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.
Answer
  • Humanistic
  • Sociocultural
  • Evolutionary
  • Psychodynamic

Question 8

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The _________ perspective draws on the ways in which human mental abilities serve adaptive purposes.
Answer
  • Cognitive
  • Humanistic
  • Evolutionary
  • Sociocultural

Question 9

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

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Which type of psychologist is least likely to focus on genetic aspects of human psychology?
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  • Industrial-organizational psychologists
  • Developmental psychologists
  • Personality psychologists
  • Biological psychologist

Question 11

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Individuals with advanced degrees in psychology are most likely to be working in
Answer
  • Academic settings.
  • Hospitals and clinics.
  • Business and government.
  • Independent practice.

Question 12

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In assessments of violence risk, _________ counts as a dynamic factor.
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  • Gender
  • Substance abuse
  • Stability of family upbringing
  • Age at first conviction
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