Week 1 Quiz

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1. Question :

(TCO 1) Which of the following is a mental process?
Student Answer: INCORRECT thinking
feeling
reading
CORRECT a and b
Instructor Explanation: See Chapter 1, p. 4
Points Received: 0 of 2
Comments:

2. Question :

(TCO 2) Because Timothy was laughed at by his second grade peers, he was reluctant to speak out in class. This is a demonstration of which goal of psychology? Student Answer: INCORRECT describing behavior

CORRECT explaining behavior
predicting behavior
changing behavior
Instructor Explanation: See Chapter 1, p. 5
Points Received: 0 of 2
Comments:

3. Question :

(TCO 1) Research has shown that watching aggression on television causes children to become physically more aggressive. As a result, the V-chip was created. What goal of psychology does this best represent? Student Answer: describing behavior

explaining behavior
INCORRECT predicting behavior
CORRECT changing behavior
Instructor Explanation: See Chapter 1, p. 5
Points Received: 0 of 2
Comments:

4. Question :

(TCO 1) Functionalism made an important contribution to the science of psychology because it ____________________. Student Answer: explained why different individuals experience stimuli differently. drew the line between branches of psychology so each had its own function. CORRECT expanded the scope of psychology to consider such topics as emotion and observable behavior. specified precisely the scope of psychology as dealing with mental processes. Instructor Explanation: See Chapter 1, p. 7

Points Received: 2 of 2
Comments:

5. Question :

(TCO 1) Pavlov's concept of ______________ explained behavior as a result of observable stimuli and observable responses. Student Answer: introspection
CORRECT conditioning
functionalism
shaping
Instructor Explanation: See Chapter 1, p. 7
Points Received: 2 of 2
Comments:

6. Question :

(TCO 1) Which one of the following parts of Freudian theory is still accepted by many psychotherapists today? Student Answer: the influence of sexual drives on behavior the influence of aggressive drives on behavior

CORRECT the influence of the unconscious mind on behavior INCORRECT a and b
Instructor Explanation: See Chapter 1, p. 7
Points Received: 0 of 2
Comments:

7. Question :

(TCO 1) A state of self-fulfillment all individuals naturally strive to develop and move toward, according to Abraham Maslow, is called _____. Student Answer: self satisfaction
joy
CORRECT self actualization
accomplishment
Instructor Explanation: See Chapter 1, p. 8
Points Received: 2 of 2
Comments:

8. Question :

(TCO 1) The psychological perspective that studies how we gather, encode, and store information is the ________ perspective. Student Answer: CORRECT cognitive
gestalt
concept formation
information processing
Instructor Explanation: See Chapter 1, p. 8
Points Received: 2 of 2
Comments:

9. Question :

(TCO 2) If you prepared a study to determine which areas of the brain are used for working memory, you would be conducting _____ research. Student Answer: INCORRECT dependent
independent
application
CORRECT basic
Instructor Explanation: See Chapter 1, p. 12
Points Received: 0 of 2
Comments:

10. Question :

(TCO 2) Someone interested in studying the effects of text-messaging rather than talking on the phone on the quality of friendships would perform __________ as the first step in order to follow the scientific method. Student Answer: forming a testable hypothesis

developing a theory
CORRECT reviewing the literature of existing theories
designing a study
Instructor Explanation: See Chapter...
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