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Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology Multiple-Choice Questions What is Psychology? 1.Psychology is the study of ______. 4 a. human behavior but not mental processes C, d b. human behavior and mental processes New c. mental processes, but not behavior d. mental processes and behavior 2.In the late 20th century, psychology ______. 5 a. expanded dramatically c. contracted slightly F, a b. stagnated d. contracted dramatically New 3.The American Psychological Association is made up of ______ divisions. 5 a. 13 c. 53 F, c b. 33 d. 73 Rev 4.A group of psychologists study human mental and physical growth from the 5 prenatal period through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. They are A, d most likely ______. Old a. personality psychologists c. organizational psychologists b. social psychologists d. developmental psychologists 5.Developmental psychologists study ______. 5 a. human mental and physical growth from the prenatal period through childhood, C, a adolescence, adulthood, and old age New b. the biological basis for human behavior, thoughts, and emotions c. the differences among individuals in such traits as anxiety, sociability, self-esteem, the need for achievement, and aggressiveness d. how people influence one another 6.Child psychology, adolescent psychology, and lifespan psychology are specialty 5 areas within the field of psychology known as ______ psychology. C, b a. physiological c. personality Old b. developmental d. health 7.Life-span psychologists focus mainly on studying ______. 5 a. infancy and childhood development F, c b. adolescent changes and development Old c. the adult years d. the entire developmental spectrum from infancy through adulthood 8.A group of psychologists study the biological bases of human behavior, thoughts 7 and emotions. They are most likely ______ psychologists. A, d a. experimental c. clinical Old b. psychometric d. physiological 1 9.Physiological psychologists study ______. 7
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a. human mental and physical growth from the prenatal period through childhood, C, b adolescence, adulthood, and old age New b. the biological basis for human behavior, thoughts, and emotions c. the differences among individuals in such traits as anxiety, sociability, self-esteem, the need for achievement, and aggressiveness d. how people influence one another 10.Psychobiology, and behavioral genetics are specialty areas within the field of 7 psychology known as ______ psychology. C, d a. experimental c. clinical Rev b. psychometric d. physiological 11.Researchers have found that Parkinson's disease is related to deficiencies in the 7 production of the chemical dopamine in the brain. Of the following professionals, A, a ______ psychologists would probably be MOST interested in these findings. Old a. physiological c. psychometric b. experimental d. clinical 12.The branch of physiological psychology that focuses on the impact of heredity on 7 both normal and abnormal traits and behavior is ______. C, a a. behavior genetics c. rehabilitation psychology
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