Psych_1000_practice exam

Psych_1000_practice exam - 1. How many research credits do...

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1. How many research credits do you need to obtain by the end of the year? A) 1 B) 100 C) 6 D) 2500 E) research credits? 2. In the classic study described early in your text – the Robbers Cave Study – psychologists investigated the social dynamics associated with hostility between groups. Which of the following statements is/are untrue ? A) the Robbers cave was essentially an exercise in basic as opposed to applied research B) the results suggested that placing groups in a competitive situation tended to increase hostility C) increasing the direct contact between groups was not sufficient to reduce hostility D) forced cooperation between the competing groups increased hostility E) all of the above are true 3. Which of the following statements comparing the behavioral and psychodynamic perspectives is most accurate? A) though they are rather different on the surface, the perspectives are similar in that they both place a strong emphasis on free will and personal choice B) the behavioral approach emphasizes free will and personal choice while the psychodynamic approach does not C) the behavioral approach emphasizes internal causes while the psychodynamic approach places more emphasis on external causes D) the behavioral approach emphasizes external causes while the psychodynamic approach places more emphasis on internal causes E) 4. Professor Smith studies the role of Circadian rhythm cycles in abnormal behaviour. Which of the following perspectives on psychology is she likely to take? A) cognitive B) biological C) behavioural D) humanistic E) psychodynamic 5. Professor Abel views the causes of schizophrenia as strictly biological, while Professor Worth sees the causes as completely environmental. Both are wrong. Why? A) the causes of abnormal behaviour are best described at the psychological level B) the causes of abnormal behaviour are best described in terms of psychodynamic principles C) interaction must be considered—both levels are likely involved and each influence the other D) there are no known explanations for schizophrenia. E) 6. Dr. Mitchell is interested in the aggressive behaviour of pigeons. So, he goes to the park and records how many times one pigeon “attacks” another. This aspect of Dr. Mitchell’s research is MOST consistent with which goal of psychology? A) description B) understanding C) prediction
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D) control E) usefulness 7. As you listen to one of your psychology professors talking to a colleague, she uses the words hysteria and repression when speaking about memory. Most likely, she is speaking about which psychological perspective? A) social constructivism B) psychodynamic C) humanistic D) neuroscience E) sociobiology 8. You overhear two psychologists talking about a patient. Dr. A insists that the patient’s problem is the result of repression. Dr. B says no, it is the result of social constructivism. Most likely A) Dr. A is a behaviourist; Dr. B is humanist B) Dr. A follows the cognitive perspective; Dr. B is a structuralist
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYC 1000 taught by Professor Atkinson during the Fall '10 term at UWO.

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