Second Exam Review Sheet
We have our second exam in class on December 7. The format of the exam will be multiple-
choice, and the questions will range across the material covered since the midterm; i.e., the exam
cumulative. Questions will draw on lectures, films shown in class, assigned textbook
chapters, and required readings. There will likely be 60-75 questions. Most of you should finish
in an hour, although you are encouraged to take the entire two-hour class period if you wish to
If the December 7 exam date proves unwieldy for you, please contact me (
as soon as possible, and an alternative date will be arranged during the final exam period.
If you need special accommodations for the test, I assume you have already contacted me. But if
you have not previously done so, please contact me so I know what to do. Details will be
announced about special accommodations, so stay tuned.
Also, we have arranged a second room for the exam in addition to the East Hall Auditorium so
that students can sit in every other seat. Where you should go for the exam, given your
discussion section, will be announced. Stay tuned.
Questions are specific, but I hope not exotic. So, you should know important terms (e.g., the
bold-faced glossary entries in the textbook and those emphasized in lecture); the names of
important people and why they are important; tests; and the methods and findings of research
studies that have been stressed. Questions about readings will refer to the author(s) and title of an
article, and you should know the main points in each. Ditto for the films shown in class.
On the midterm, the questions on the readings seemed to be more challenging than those on the
lectures, textbook chapters, or films. Please do the readings carefully, but when you review the
readings, focus on the bigger picture. When a study is described, know who was studied, how,
and why, and what the findings were.
Part of studying for an exam is figuring out what is not all that important. Do not study material
that was conveyed in lecture or the textbook for the sole purpose of sparking interest.
Another part of studying for an exam is to make the material your own, so I recommend writing
or typing out notes in your own words—as opposed to passive highlighting—as a way to
understand the material.
Like the midterm, the second exam will be curved.
Some Names of Note
American Psychological Association
responsible for many contributions in positive psych--> created a
separate division for psychology of religion