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Gen_Psy_Exam_1_Review - Instructor Florette Cohen General...

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Instructor: Florette Cohen General Psychology Exam 1 1. With respect to the historical roots of psychology, the Greek philosophers Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle a. argued the position known as dualism. b. wrote extensively about human nature. c. supported the use of hypnosis to cure nervous disorders. d. believed that human behavior was too complex to study. 2. A friend asks you to read a paper she has written on the life of Wilhelm Wundt. When you read it, you notice that she has made an error when she states that Wundt a. founded the American Psychological Association. b. wrote the first book in psychology. c. edited psychology's first journal. d. founded the first laboratory dedicated to the scientific study of the mind. 3. Developed by the German scientist Gustav Fechner, __________ is the study of the relationship between physical stimuli and our subjective sensations of those stimuli. 4. In contrast to basic research, applied research is more likely to be used to 5. Have you ever felt like a chameleon, changing your behavior to fit the group of people that you are with? The way that your behavior is influenced by others has probably been studied most by __________ psychologists. 6. If you were a human research participant in a psychology study prior to the 1960s and 1970s, you would most likely be a. a female. b. a male. c. uneducated. d. a member of an ethnic or racial minority group. 7. The most important function of a correlational study is that it allows researchers to
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