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Which of the following was mentioned as a skill to which psychology students would be exposed?

  1. critical thinking
  2. use of the scientific method
  3. critical evaluation of sources of information
  4. all of the above

Psyche is a Greek word meaning ________.

  1. essence
  2. soul
  3. behavior
  4. love

Before psychology became a recognized academic discipline, matters of the mind were undertaken by those in ________.

  1. biology
  2. chemistry
  3. philosophy
  4. physics

In the scientific method, a hypothesis is a(n) ________.

  1. observation
  2. measurement
  3. test
  4. proposed explanation

Based on your reading, which theorist would have been most likely to agree with this statement: Perceptual phenomena are best understood as a combination of their components.

  1. William James
  2. Max Wertheimer
  3. Carl Rogers
  4. Noam Chomsky

________ is most well-known for proposing his hierarchy of needs.

  1. Noam Chomsky
  2. Carl Rogers
  3. Abraham Maslow
  4. Sigmund Freud

Rogers believed that providing genuineness, empathy, and ________ in the therapeutic environment for his clients was critical to their being able to deal with their problems.

  1. structuralism
  2. functionalism
  3. Gestalt
  4. unconditional positive regard

The operant conditioning chamber (aka ________ box) is a device used to study the principles of operant conditioning.

  1. Skinner
  2. Watson
  3. James
  4. Koffka

A researcher interested in how changes in the cells of the hippocampus (a structure in the brain related to learning and memory) are related to memory formation would be most likely to identify as a(n) ________ psychologist.

  1. biological
  2. health
  3. clinical
  4. social

An individual’s consistent pattern of thought and behavior is known as a(n) ________.

  1. psychosexual stage
  2. object permanence
  3. personality
  4. perception

In Milgram’s controversial study on obedience, nearly ________ of the participants were willing to administer what appeared to be lethal electrical shocks to another person because they were told to do so by an authority figure.

  1. 1/3
  2. 2/3
  3. 3/4
  4. 4/5

A researcher interested in what factors make an employee best suited for a given job would most likely identify as a(n) ________ psychologist.

  1. personality
  2. clinical
  3. social
  4. I-O

If someone wanted to become a psychology professor at a 4-year college, then s/he would probably need a ________ degree in psychology.

  1. bachelor of science
  2. bachelor of art
  3. master’s
  4. PhD

The ________ places less emphasis on research and more emphasis on application of therapeutic skills.

  1. PhD
  2. PsyD
  3. postdoctoral training program
  4. dissertation

Which of the following degrees would be the minimum required to teach psychology courses in high school?

  1. PhD
  2. PsyD
  3. master’s degree
  4. bachelor’s degree

One would need at least a(n) ________ degree to serve as a school psychologist.

  1. associate’s
  2. bachelor’s
  3. master’s
  4. doctoral
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