General Psychology Core Review Questions
Quiz #1 Spring 2013
□ To get the most from this study guide, write out both the questions and answers, then “test yourself” by reading each question and reciting answering from memory. Allow yourself enough time to complete the questions AND to study the answers. □ For 3% extra credit (added to Course Grade), answer each of the questions and submit it on the day of the quiz. Do not submit unfinished work. Incomplete work with unanswered questions will be penalized. No partial credit. Work can be handwritten or typewritten, but must be organized. Pages must be stapled at the top. □ You are encouraged to work in Study Groups, however for extra credit, all answers must be your own work, i.e. written in your own words. □ You can make one page of notes for each quiz. After reviewing your Quiz Review Questions & Answers, use the card to help you with the most difficult concepts or key terms.
QUIZ 1: Intro Chap 1, Thinking pages 291-298, Neuroscience Chap 2, Drugs p. 204-216 2, Nature-Nurture Chap 3
Chapter 1: Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
1. What are the major ideas the following: Wundt, William James, Freud. John B. Watson. 2. Identify the three main levels of analysis in the Biopsychosocial approach. Provide examples for each level. 3. Describe the identifying characteristics of each of psychology’s current seven perspectives (Neuroscience, Behavioral Genetics, Evolutionary Psychology, Psychodynamic, Behavioral, Cognitive, Sociocultural)? Provide examples. 4. Distinguish basic and applied research and provide examples. 5. What skills are used in “critical thinking?”
6. Define and state the purpose of purpose of the following concepts: theory, hypothesis, operational definition, and replication. 7. Define and compare: case study, survey, and naturalistic observation, correlation and experimental method. 8. Provide your own example of a positive...
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