APPsychologyFreeResponseQuestions1992-2005

APPsychologyFreeResponseQuestions1992-2005 - Charlie...

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Charlie Blair-Broeker Cedar Falls (Iowa) High School ctb-b@cfu.net AP Psychology Free Response Questions 1992-2005 (accuracy not guaranteed) 1992 Question 1 Classical conditioning and operant conditioning are different learning methods. Their differences lie in A. the extent to which reinforcement depends on the behavior of the learner; B. the type of behavior to which each method applies Their similarities are that they both produce the following basic phenomena. A. Acquisition B. Extinction C. Spontaneous recovery D. Generalization E. Discrimination Describe these differences and similarities, giving examples to illustrate your answer. 1992 Question 2 Briefly discuss the causes(s) and treatment(s) of depression from the perspective of each of the following psychological approaches. A. Psychodynamic/psychoanalytical B. Biological/medical C. Cognitive - 1 -
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AP Psychology Free Response Questions 1992-2005 1993 Question 1 Design and describe an experiment to measure the relationship between rehearsal/repetition of a list of words and later recall of that same list of words. In your answer you should formulate a hypothesis and include a description of each of the following. A. Population B. Subject selection C. Independent variable D. Dependent variable E. Experimental group F. Control group G. Potential confounding variable H. A method of reducing experimenter bias 1993 Question 2 Describe the therapeutic procedure called systematic desensitization. Select a specific disorder for which this therapy is effective and explain how the basic phenomena listed below play a part in successful treatment. A. Anxiety hierarchy B. Relaxation C. Generalization D. Extinction - 2 -
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AP Psychology Free Response Questions 1992-2005 1994 Question 1 Design an experiment to determine whether a new drug that is supposed to reduce hyperactivity in children actually does. Your essay should include an identification and description of all of the components of your experimental design, including sampling, independent and dependent variables, controls, and the method that you would employ to evaluate the outcome. 1994 Question 2 One of the most useful generalizations in psychology is that “behavior is adaptive.” Explain this generalization and then identify each of the following and describe how each could be adaptive. A. Repression B. Conformity C. Imprinting D. Displaced aggression E. Loss of information from short-term memory - 3 -
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AP Psychology Free Response Questions 1992-2005 1995 Question 1 Compare and contrast the experimental method and the survey method in terms of their suitability for investigating the hypothesis that frustration leads to aggressive behavior. In comparing and contrasting the two methods, be sure to identify and discuss each of the following. A. Independent variable
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