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Department
Psychology
Course
Psychology 1000
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All Professors
Semester
Spring

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1 How many research credits do you need to obtain by the end of the year A1 B100 C6 D2500 Eresearch credits 2 Which of the following statements comparing the behavioral and psychodynamic perspectives is most accurate Athough 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 Bthe behavioral approach emphasizes free will and personal choice while the psychodynamic approach does not Cthe behavioral approach emphasizes internal causes while the psychodynamic approach places more emphasis on external causes Dthe behavioral approach emphasizes external causes while the psychodynamic approach places more emphasis on internal causes EAC are correct 3 Professor Abel views the causes of schizophrenia as strictly biological while Professor Worth sees the causes as completely environmentalBoth are wrongWhy Athe causes of abnormal behaviour are best described at the psychological level Bthe causes of abnormal behaviour are best described in terms of psychodynamic principles Cinteraction must be consideredboth levels are likely involved and each influencethe other Dthere are no known explanations for schizophrenia EBD are correct 4 Dr Mitchell is interested in the aggressive behaviour of pigeonsSo he goes to the park and records how many times one pigeon attacks anotherThis aspect of Dr Mitchells research is MOST consistent with which goal of psychology Adescription Bunderstanding Cprediction Dcontrol Eusefulness 5 As you listen to one of your psychology professors talking to a colleague she uses the words childhood sexuality and repression when speaking about memoryMost likely she is speaking about which psychological perspective Asocial constructivism Bpsychodynamic Chumanistic Dneuroscience Esociobiology 6 You overhear two psychologists talking about a patientDr A insists that the patients problem is the result of turning away from self actualizationDr B says no it is the result of collectivismMost likely ADr A is a behaviourist Dr B is humanist BDr A follows the cognitive perspective Dr B is a structuralist CDr A is a sociobiologist Dr B is a functionalist DDr A follows the humanistic perspective Dr B follows the sociocultural perspective EDr A is a cognitive behaviourist Dr B follows the behavioural perspective 7 Which of the following factors has NOT been suggested as a cause of depression Adisruption in the sleepwakefulness cycle Bselfblame for negative eventsCan environment with far too many rewards Da significant loss eg of a parent early in life Eall of the above have been suggested as causes of depression 8 Dr Chan is interested in the study of basic processes in learning and memoryHe conducts his research in a laboratoryMost likely Dr Chan is Aa clinical psychologist Ban educational psychologist Ca social psychologist Da neuroscientist Ean experimental psychologist 9 Your friend is a bit unsure about her answers to a number of the questions on this exam and has asked you for your opinionShe wants to know what she should do in the futureAccording to the text you would recommend all of the following EXCEPTAyou can rule out some alternatives immediately Eliminate them and choose from the rest Btry to answer the questions before you look at the alternatives Canswer the questions you know first then come back to the more difficult ones Ddo not change your answersyour first guess is likely to be correct Echeck your progress from time to time and make sure that you are on track 10 Which of the following statements would likely have been made by a sociobiologist Areality is a social construction and little is shared across cultures Ban individuals social behaviour is determined by external rewards Cmuch our behaviour is unknown to our conscious mindwe are driven by unconscious impulses and desires Dsocial behaviours that increase our ability to pass on our genes will be more likely to be represented in future generationsEall humans seek to selfactualize and grow 11 During dinner one evening Arial mentions that she just read in a popular magazine that a particular herbal substance improves memory Shes very excited about trying this supplement in hopes that it might improve her grades Sitting across the table from her Juan is skeptical He begins to ask her about such things as the nature of the evidence regarding the herbs effectiveness and how big the memory improvement effect is supposed to be Juans behavior is most consistent with which of the following concepts discussed in the text AGestalt psychology Bfunctionalism CBritish empiricism Dcritical thinking EAC are both correct
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