PSYC1200%20W11%20-%20Mock%20Midterm

PSYC1200%20W11%20-%20Mock%20Midterm - 1 SLG MOCK MIDTERM I...

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1 SLG MOCK MIDTERM I – FOR PRACTICE ONLY Winter 2011 – PSYC 1200 FORMAT: 50 MULTIPLE CHOICE SAMPLE QUESTIONS IMPORTANT: It is most beneficial to you to write this mock midterm UNDER EXAM CONDITIONS . This means: • Complete the mock midterm in 50 minutes. • Work on your own. • Keep your notes and textbook closed. • Attempt every question. After the 50 minute time limit, go back over your work with a different colour pen or pencil and try to do the questions you are unsure of. Record your ideas in the margins to remind yourself of what you were thinking when we discuss the practice questions as a group next week. The purpose of this mock midterm is to give you practice answering questions in a timed setting and to help you to gauge which aspects of the course content you know well and which are in need of further development and review. Use this mock midterm as a learning tool in preparing for the actual midterm. We will discuss these practice questions on. Monday February 28 th , 2011 2:30 – 5:30pm LIB 384 Please have it completed before arriving to one of our sessions. An answer key will not be provided. GOOD LUCK! Disclaimer : Please note that this ‘mock midterm’ was prepared by students. There may be errors that are not evident unless you attend SLG sessions. This is designed to help you study for the midterm, but it is NOT A REPLACEMENT for study.
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1) Who would have been most likely to ignore mental processes and to define psychology as “the science of observable behaviour”? a) James b) Watson c) Titchener d) Wundt 2) Lindsay has a schema that includes all creatures that fly. She calls them all “birdies.” For the first time her father points to a colourful creature flying in the air and says “That’s a butterfly.” In Piagetian terms, Lisa will now have to: a) reason b) conserve c) assimilate d) accommodate 3) A specification of how a researcher measures a research variable is known as a(n): a) operational definition b) replication c) standard deviation d) case study e) control condition 4) According to _____, our perceptions are organized and processed in such a way that they are greater than and different from the simple incoming sensory information. a) biological psychologists b) structuralism c) functionalism d) gestalt psychology 5) Charles Darwin suggested that the evolution of living organisms is guided by: a) unconscious motives b) rational thought c) natural selection d) introspection 6) In order to understand the unusual behaviour of an adult client, a clinical psychologist has carefully investigated the client’s current life situation and his physical, social, and educational history. Which research method has the psychologist employed? a)
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