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43 General Psychology quizzes and 435 General Psychology trivia questions.
  Kill Your Television   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
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The television is ubiquitous, but far from harmless. If you aren't too glued to the boob tube, are you willing to learn about its dangers?
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Jun 09 23
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Jun 09 23
9120 plays
  Will She or Won't She?   top quiz  
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Whilst it has often been trivialized, the high art of flirting is a set of behaviours that researchers say are rooted deep within our psyches.
Easier, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Jun 15 22
pollucci19 gold member
Jun 15 22
1611 plays
  Psychology 101   top quiz  
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Here is a quiz for those of you (and there are many) who have taken at least an introductory psychology course. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, Nick307, Jun 24 20
Jun 24 20
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  What Goes On In Your Mind?   top quiz  
Match Quiz
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Here are ten men who investigated this question. Can you match each of them with a phrase associated with their work?
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Sep 15 18
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Sep 15 18
399 plays
  Body Language With Fred   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
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This is NOT an exact science, but its fun to ponder on and to watch people to see if you can analyse their thoughts. It applies to those of us of European descent normally, as other nationalities interpret some body language differently.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Apr 25 21
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Apr 25 21
752 plays
  Common Myths about Bisexuality and Homosexuality   popular trivia quiz  
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Myths about homosexuals and bisexuals abound. Can you separate myth from fact? To get a great score on this quiz, just read the questions carefully and use common sense!
Average, 10 Qns, woofi, May 28 21
May 28 21
6001 plays
  Beauty - the Ugly Truth    
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I got bored of studying for my midterm, so here are some questions that you can take regarding the information I'm reading! Info sometimes quoted from my Soc.Psych text, "Exploring Social Psychology. Third Canadian Edition" by Baron and Byrne.
Tough, 10 Qns, LadyCaitriona, Mar 25 23
LadyCaitriona gold member
Mar 25 23
6011 plays
  How to Beat a Lie Detector   popular trivia quiz  
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The second in my series of extremely useful "How to" quizzes. Learn to beat a polygraph by answering these 10 questions.
Tough, 10 Qns, Islingtonian, Sep 13 22
Sep 13 22
7825 plays
  Dread of a Normal Depth   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
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We have nothing to fear but fear itself, or so the quote goes. Let's take a look at the psychological and physiological mechanisms of fear as it manifests itself both in normal and less normal forms.
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Sep 30 10
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  People Love To Fall In Line - Conformity Studies    
Multiple Choice
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This quiz is about the fascinating world of conformity experiments.
Average, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Oct 20 21
ramonesrule gold member
Oct 20 21
341 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Psychologist Milgram conducted a series of experiments to test obedience to authority. With which institution was Milgram affiliated?

From Quiz "The Milgram Experiment - What Would You Do?"

  A Short Pencil is Better Than a Long Memory   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a general quiz on memory.
Easier, 10 Qns, jane3cats, Oct 20 23
Oct 20 23
1743 plays
  That's What it Looked Like to Me   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
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We have all watched the courtroom drama where the eyewitness picks out the guilty party and seals their fate. Very dramatic, but psychologists question - how accurate are such eyewitnesses?
Tough, 10 Qns, EmmaF2008, Jan 23 11
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1007 plays
  Elephants Can Remember   popular trivia quiz  
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Agatha's Christie's mystery novel of the same name delves into the subject of witness memory. In homage to the story, this quiz will take an in-depth look at the subject of memory. Can you solve the mystery that is memory? (Watch for hidden clues.)
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Sep 08 21
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Sep 08 21
683 plays
  Introduction to Psychology    
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Ever wonder what students really learn in an Intro to Psych Class in university? Here are some questions like those I've had on my tests. It should be difficult if you have no experience in psychology.
Difficult, 10 Qns, janna_chy, Apr 19 23
Apr 19 23
4791 plays
  Thanks For The Memories   great trivia quiz  
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Do you remember how you learned of the bombing of the World Trade Center? If an unmasked man robbed you at gunpoint, could you pick him out in a police lineup? Take this quiz on the psychology of memory...if you're sure you haven't taken it before.
Difficult, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jul 11 14
2895 plays
  Cognitive Psychology    
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This is a quiz about the world of cognitive psychology particularly focusing on theories of memory.
Average, 10 Qns, babyx, Jan 29 18
Jan 29 18
4798 plays
  Purely Psychosomatic   great trivia quiz  
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Somatoform disorders are very difficult to diagnose as they often masquerade as physical disorders that cannot be found to have a physical cause. Those who suffer from these disorders are not "crazy" and their suffering is real.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Apr 05 23
Apr 05 23
883 plays
  Psychology Trivia: Why We Do What We Do   popular trivia quiz  
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Psychologists develop theories and explanations to explain why people do the things that they do. Can you choose the correct explanation? This quiz is based on information presented in the textbook "Psychology: Themes and Variations, 9th edition".
Average, 10 Qns, Computer100, Jul 02 16
586 plays
  All About Behaviorism    
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What do you know about behaviorism? Let's find out, shall we?
Tough, 10 Qns, London Watcher, Feb 27 19
London Watcher
Feb 27 19
2198 plays
  General Psych Grab Bag   great trivia quiz  
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This consists of some of my favorite bits of information from my general psychology class.
Tough, 10 Qns, maryperth, Nov 26 06
3653 plays
  An Inside Look at Personality Traits   popular trivia quiz  
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Psychologists have many terms to describe enduring features of human personality, known as traits. Many different models of personality traits exist. See how well you can identify some of these terms.
Average, 10 Qns, agentofchaos, Sep 10 13
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851 plays
  New to Me, New to You    
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When a family has a new baby, they get a little human who needs to study and learn about the new world around her. This quiz explores the stages of development in infancy and childhood, not necessarily in order, based on the work of Jean Piaget.
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Jan 15 15
505 plays
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I'm making this quiz for revision for AS Psychology - Attachment. This quiz will include Bowlby's theory of attachment, The Strange Situation and failure to form attachments.
Average, 10 Qns, Purling, Jan 26 18
Jan 26 18
427 plays
  Psychology, The World, and You   popular trivia quiz  
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Expunge ignorance! Psychology empowers you!
Difficult, 10 Qns, gman89, Feb 20 19
Feb 20 19
1958 plays
  The Milgram Experiment - What Would You Do?    
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This quiz is all about the fascinating Milgram social psychology experiment.
Average, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Apr 05 21
ramonesrule gold member
Apr 05 21
206 plays
  12 Angry Men: An Anger Review   popular trivia quiz  
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Anger has been a focus of discussion and debate for centuries. Here are a few items to whet your whistle. This was created as part of the "Not Quite the Movies Challenge".
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Mar 17 11
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  Psychiatry 101    
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You are currently in college and have just become an intern at a psychiatric office called the Psychiatric Cat. Are you ready for the job?
Average, 10 Qns, mishutka, Oct 25 16
466 plays
  The Freudian Mechanisms of Defence    
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Through Freud's analysis of the personality and the ego, he studied the defence mechanisms we use to protect ourselves from painful situations. Which method am I using in all the following circumstances?
Average, 10 Qns, steph26291, Sep 13 19
Sep 13 19
1920 plays
  Psychology Theories and Experiments    
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Here are some theories, theorists and experiments that may be of interest to you.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Nov 11 20
Nov 11 20
3741 plays
  Eating Behaviours   popular trivia quiz  
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A quiz to learn more about eating behaviours. Please note that this is from the AQA A2 Psychology syllabus, and includes questions about anorexia nervosa.
Tough, 10 Qns, Purling, Jan 25 14
368 plays
  Psychological Terms    
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'No one who, like me, conjures up the most evil of those half-tamed demons that inhabit the human breast and seek to wrestle with them, can expect to come through the struggle unscathed.' - Sigmund Freud Pick the term that matches the concept described.
Tough, 10 Qns, sinjun, Mar 08 17
3846 plays
  Themes and Theories of Developmental Psychology    
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This quiz will focus on the psychological themes and theories associated with child development. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, abbyolurin1, Jul 06 20
Jul 06 20
1515 plays
  Romantic Relationships    
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I'm currently studying A-Level Psychology. Here is a quiz on the psychology behind romantic relationships.
Tough, 10 Qns, Purling, Jan 20 14
278 plays
  Psychology: The Basics    
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Do you know the basics of psychology? Test yourself with this simple quiz and find out!
Difficult, 10 Qns, x_lifeonmars_x, Feb 05 09
2833 plays
  Psychology in Action    
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Many research methods are available, but whatever the method used, the success of any study depends on careful and accurate measurement of the variables under study.
Tough, 10 Qns, trevor1968, Jul 11 14
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  Freudian Festival    
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A short, relatively simple quiz on Freud's case studies and theories. Dig into your unconscious and tell us your innermost desires!
Average, 10 Qns, jadenep, May 27 19
May 27 19
154 plays
  Introducing Sports Psychology    
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Sports Psychology is one of the most exciting disciplines in the field of psychology. Few professional athletes or Olympians do not use the services of a Certified Sports Psychologist. What do you know about this emerging field?
Average, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Jul 30 15
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  Freudian Theory    
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Sigmund Freud was the founder of the psychoanalytic approach to personality. He believes that powerful unconscious motives exist and that conflict between motives produces anxiety and defense mechanisms.
Average, 10 Qns, trevor1968, Jul 17 12
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  Get Psychoanalyzed!    
Multiple Choice
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Test your skills with this quiz on some of the more famous psychoanalytic pioneers and their theories. Also, see how you do with some contemporary references. Good Luck!
Difficult, 15 Qns, zeron7, Jun 10 08
1241 plays
  Emotional Perspectives    
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Emotions are feelings that can affect the way we behave. Emotions can also be based on a person's bodily expressions and may include subjective feelings.
Difficult, 10 Qns, trevor1968, Jul 28 19
Jul 28 19
974 plays
  Personality Theories and Psychology    
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What do you know (or remember) about some of the key people and ideas in personality theory?
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Mar 01 10
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This is a quiz loosely based on my undergraduate physiological psychology course.
Difficult, 10 Qns, boyerdavid, Dec 10 05
1155 plays
  Psychological Studies    
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This quiz covers some theories and studies in psychology, many of which have been used in Sports Psychology.
Difficult, 10 Qns, cerealqueen, Jun 08 16
206 plays

General Psychology Trivia Questions

1. In 1951 a social psychologist conducted a series of studies around conformity. His name has become synonymous with conformity experiments. What is it?

From Quiz
People Love To Fall In Line - Conformity Studies

Answer: Solomon Asch

Solomon Asch was an American-Polish social psychologist whose biggest contribution to the field was his experiments on group pressure and conformity in the 1950s. He was a Gestalt psychologist, believing that the whole is not only greater than the sum of the parts but that the whole fundamentally changes and influences the individual parts. Asch started his conformity experiments at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania where he taught for nineteen years.

2. Psychologist Milgram conducted a series of experiments to test obedience to authority. With which institution was Milgram affiliated?

From Quiz The Milgram Experiment - What Would You Do?

Answer: Yale University

These experiments were carried out in the basement of Yale University by psychology professor Stanley Milgram, who wanted to test the limits of obedience to authority, even when or if obedience went against their judgment, belief or conscience. Milgram subsequently wrote a paper based on the experiment in the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology and also wrote a book called "Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View." His experiment inspired a number of re-enactments.

3. Which comes first, the attraction or the flirting?

From Quiz Will She or Won't She?

Answer: Attraction

Some quality of a person that we meet will draw our attention. Once established, even momentarily, we flirt to draw attention to ourselves and, then, to gauge how interested the other party may be. Researchers have put forward that the attraction becomes the initial trigger. The response, from this point forward, need not be rational, nor does it need to be a conscious decision. After catching their breath men may take actions that will stiffen their stance, draw in their bellies and/or puff out their chest. These are flirting actions designed to draw attention. The female response may be a toss of the hair, a slight giggle or running the tongue lightly across the lips.

4. If Fred's eyes look to the left when asked a direct question, what is he doing?

From Quiz Body Language With Fred

Answer: Recalling facts

Looking to the left when asked a direct question ("On what day a month ago did you send that parcel?") indicates that Fred is trying to recall or remember certain facts. He may still get them wrong, however. If he looks up to the left, he's telling the truth as he remembers it, if he looks down to the left, he's trying to recall things as they happened. If he looks up to the right, though, he hasn't got a clue about the question and if he looks down to the right, naughty Fred is probably going to tell you a fib. It's important to note this is dependent on whether a person is left or right handed. If Fred looks straight at you when answering, he's being honest OR he's a dishonest person who knows that a straight glance is an indication of honesty. He'll probably give himself away with other body language though if he's being deceptive. If Fred is looking straight at you, and listening to what you are saying, that either indicates a genuine interest - or he is rather attracted to you. Other body language will allow you to interpret this. If he is looking straight at you with dilated pupils, he's VERY attracted to you - or he has a medical condition of the eye - or the room is too dark - or he's on some drug. For centuries, women with a vested interest in looking beautiful, have known that dilated pupils make them look more appealing, so have used belladonna drops in their eyes to make their pupils dilate. Interestingly as well is the fact that the eyes of small children and babies have bigger pupils than older humans. This is not deliberate, but a gift from mother nature, because they're so helpless and vulnerable at that age, to make them look more appealing and helpless and in need of loving care and protection.

5. When an infant makes an intentional action, she is trying to accomplish a goal, rather than just making random gestures or repeating what she's been shown. What's an example of an intentional action?

From Quiz New to Me, New to You

Answer: Reaching in a drawer to pull out a toy

Intentional actions require the development both of logic--to figure out how to accomplish something--and hand-eye coordination to perform the motion. Babies are moving out of infancy as they learn this and Swiss development psychologist Jean Piaget (1896-1980) said this stage is a sign of "first proper intelligence."

6. What theory did MacIntyre et al.(1998) suggest that influences attitudes to food and eating behaviours?

From Quiz Eating Behaviours

Answer: Social learning theory

This theory was originally developed by Bandura, and suggested that we model the eating behaviours and attitudes to food of role models from the media or peers and family. It is seen that celebrities gain money and fame as rewards for dieting or advertising, and therefore we model our attitudes and eating behaviours (such as constantly restraining our diet) on theirs in the hopes of gaining the same rewards of fame and money. This is known as vicarious reinforcement.

7. Who suggested that romantic relationships form because two people are similar, or become similar, in personality and attitudes?

From Quiz Romantic Relationships

Answer: Byrne, Clore and Smeaton (1986)

Byrne, Clore and Smeaton suggested that an individual will first sort through all potential partners, narrowing down the list of partners by avoiding those too dissimilar. Then they will sort through who is remaining and choose the individual who is most similar in personality and attitudes. Research has also suggested that a process of 'attitude alignment' occurs, with partners modifying their own attitudes to become even more similar to their partner.

8. How did Bowlby describe the amount of time a baby has to form an attachment with its primary attachment figure (normally the mother)?

From Quiz Attachment

Answer: The critical period

Bowlby believed there is a critical period to attachment (usually from birth to 3 years old. If an attachment is not formed within the sensitive period, the baby may become damaged both physically and emotionally. He later suggested a sensitive period, lasting up to five years of age.

9. Why is the Latency stage not considered a true "stage"?

From Quiz Freudian Festival

Answer: There is no energy concentrated in any one place in the body

In the Latency period, there is no energy concentrated anywhere in the body. During this period, children make opposite-sex friends and develop more physically. Although Freud did classify this as a stage, since there is a lack of "focus", if you like, on any one stage, some of his followers tend to not think of Latency as a stage in itself.

10. Which animal is most commonly associated with having a good memory?

From Quiz A Short Pencil is Better Than a Long Memory

Answer: Elephant

The elephant's brain is more dense than a human brain and also has more "folds", so they can store more information. "Memory like an elephant" is indeed a compliment!

11. Fear can manifest itself in easily noticeable bodily symptoms. Three of the below subjects were observed in a state of fear, the fourth was not. Which one is most likely the odd one out?

From Quiz Dread of a Normal Depth

Answer: A 45-year old female with extremely narrow pupils

Fear symptoms include an accelerated heart rate, an increased blood pressure, especially for the systolic (upper) value, sweating, tightening of skeletal muscles and dilated pupils. Narrow pupils might indicate a state of shock, but are unlikely to occur during an active fear phase.

12. There are many branches of psychology. Which branch is the branch of psychology devoted to the study of changes in behavior and abilities over the course of development?

From Quiz Themes and Theories of Developmental Psychology

Answer: Developmental Psychology

Child development is a field devoted to understanding human constancy and change from conception through adolescence. It is part of the larger interdisciplinary field Developmental Science, which includes changes throughout the lifespan.

13. "Bad things happened to me in my past, but I've unconsciously buried them deep in my mind." What defence mechanism am I demonstrating?

From Quiz The Freudian Mechanisms of Defence

Answer: Repression

Repression is the act of hiding thoughts which cause psychological pain. This may lead to problems such as depression or outbursts of violence, particularly when memories of childhood abuse are repressed.

14. Hans Eysenck carried out research on personality. What were the two dimensions he initially proposed that each individual has, to some extent?

From Quiz Psychological Studies

Answer: Introvert/Extrovert and Stable/Neurotic

The introvert/extrovert dimension is related to the level of stimulation we seek and is based on the ascending reticular activating system of the brain. The stable/neurotic dimension is related to emotionality and is based on the autonomic nervous system. Eysenck later proposed a third dimension, which he named 'psychotic'.

15. What research team was influential in their study of human sexual behavior and response?

From Quiz Psychology 101

Answer: Masters and Johnson

The St. Louis-based research pair studied a range of human sexual behavior like arousal, homosexuality, sexual physiology and sexual dysfunction in the 1960's and 1970's.

16. In Bandura's bobo doll experiment, in which circumstance did he find that the aggressive behaviour was more likely to be imitated?

From Quiz Psychology: The Basics

Answer: When the model and participant were of the same sex

Bandura conducted an experiment into aggression by letting a child watch an adult behave aggressively towards a bobo doll. He then recorded how many children imitated the behaviour if the adult was of the same or opposite gender. The aggressive was more likely to be repeated if the model was the same sex as the child because then the model would be easier to relate to.

17. According to Freud, what process does a child need to be engaged in so the Oedipus conflict can be resolved?

From Quiz Freudian Theory

Answer: identification

Freud believes gender roles develop as a result of the Oedipus conflict. Children see themselves as rivals of the same-sex parent for the affection of the opposite-sex parent. Anxiety develops from the ensuing conflict, and eventually the child assumes the gender role of the same-sex parent. Identification is an important part of gender role acquisition.

18. By recording a person's heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate, you are using which type of measurement of emotional state?

From Quiz Emotional Perspectives

Answer: polygraph

By recording several physiological functions including GSR (galvanic skin response; how sweaty the skin is), the polygraph reveals the stress a subject is likely to experience when he or she is lying. In fact, the device is sometimes called a lie detector.

19. Which term indicates a problem producing words (example: saying "non" instead of "nine") and speaking fluently?

From Quiz General Psych Grab Bag

Answer: Broca's aphasia

People with Broca's aphasia have difficulty with speech. Phrases are halting, not fluent, and often grammatically incorrect. Broca's area is found in the frontal lobe of the brain.

20. A study from Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, released in 2004, found that children who watched TV between the ages of 1 and 3 were at an increased risk for what malady?

From Quiz Kill Your Television

Answer: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

The study, led by Dimitri Christakis, looked at children 7 years old and above, and found that each hour of TV watched per day from ages 1-3 increased the risk of ADHD by 10% over the average at age 7. It didn't matter what programs the children were watching; all had the same effect. The most frightening result of this study was that TV watching actually "rewires" the brains of children, by speeding up the pace of their perceptions, so that they expect everything to move fast and last only a short time, like a TV scene. Due to this study and others, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under age 2 watch no TV at all.

21. What does cognitive psychology investigate?

From Quiz Cognitive Psychology

Answer: Mental processes

The cognitive approach focuses on the effect that the cognitive patterns of the mind have on our behaviour. These include thinking, memory and perception. The learning approach focuses on observable behaviour, the psychodynamic on the unconscious mind and the social approach on the effect that others have on our behaviour.

22. Who is NOT considered an object-relations theorist?

From Quiz Get Psychoanalyzed!

Answer: Erik Erikson

Erikson respected Freud's theories and considered himself mostly an ego-based analyst versus the id-based (like Freud). Such psychoanalytic-oriented therapists as Melania Klein (1975) and Margaret Mahler (1968) use the labels self psychology or object-relations theory, a term used by Freud, to refer to that which satisfies a need to the significant person or thing that is the object or target of one's feelings or drives. Just as a young child, and later, the adolescent, needs to learn a healthy balance between bonding (attachment) and separation (individuation), couples also are happiest when they feel both independence and attachment. Such couples feel a basic serenity based on a sense of freedom, self -sufficiency, and self-esteem, which then paradoxically allows a truer intimate bonding with someone else.

23. Removing information from conscious awareness.

From Quiz Psychological Terms

Answer: Repression

Perhaps the most powerful defense mechanism. Some say other defense mechanisms do only what repression can't or doesn't.

24. David Wechsler and Alfred Binet are known for their work in testing

From Quiz Psychology Theories and Experiments

Answer: Intelligence

Binet is the key figure in the Stanford-Binet test, a popular test for measurement of intelligence. Wechsler developed intelligence tets for adults (WAIS) and for children (WISC). The tests usually involve many diverse areas such as vocabulary, spatial relationships, etc. Tests of this sort must be 'valid' - do they really test intelligence'? - and 'reliable' - will the scores be consistent - so that a re-test of a person will not elicit a widely different score.

25. The person who is known as Freud's biographer:

From Quiz Personality Theories and Psychology

Answer: Ernest Jones

Jones also applied Freud's Oedipus theory to Hamlet.

26. In the well known 1950s conformity studies, one test subject was placed in a situation where actors lied about something that they saw. What was it?

From Quiz People Love To Fall In Line - Conformity Studies

Answer: The length of a line

In the first experiment on group pressure, one test subject was placed with seven other male college students. Everyone except for the one test subject was an actor. The students were shown a series of lines - line A and three other lines of varying lengths. One of the other three lines matched the length of line A. Line A was drawn on a separate piece of paper and students were asked which of the other three lines was the same length as line A. The actors were told how to respond ahead of time and in some circumstances gave the correct answer and in others, gave an incorrect answer. The test subject was asked the same question and was being watched to see if they would answer with the group or not.

27. The subjects of the experiment were a group of forty men of varying educational backgrounds. When did Milgram start his experiments?

From Quiz The Milgram Experiment - What Would You Do?

Answer: 1961

The experiment started in July 1961. In the experiments there was an experimenter, teacher and learner. The experimenter and learner were both part of the experiment and the teacher was the test subject. The experimenter and teacher were placed in a room together and the learner was placed in a separate area where the teacher could not see them but could hear them. The teacher knew that the learner was strapped into a chair and would receive electric shocks for incorrect answers to questions. The learner was to give these shocks every time they heard an incorrect answer and to increase the amount of voltage for every incorrect answer.

28. If Fred is looking at you politely as you brag about your adventures at the South Pole - but he has his mouth half covered by his hand or finger - what is he probably thinking?

From Quiz Body Language With Fred

Answer: He is wishing you'd stop talking

The hand across or slightly covering the mouth means one of several things as far as body language goes. 1. If you are talking, Fred wishes you'd dry up for a while and he's bored stiff. Check his feet for further body revelations. Or 2. Fred thinks you're telling a pack of lies. However, if FRED is talking and has his mouth half covered, then he's either 1. Telling lies himself or 2. Not wanting anyone else to hear what he's saying (criminals often use this action). You'll note with children that when they tell you a fib - as in a missing packet of lollies and they have chocolate round their lips - they will openly cover their mouth with a hand when they deny eating them. The adult slightly covering the lips with the hand is the more sophisticated version of this. You may note too, that after Fred inadvertently lets a secret out, or says the wrong thing, he will clasp his hand immediately over his mouth. Children do likewise. Regarding telling a lie in particular, some people who are skilled in this practice and know that the hand partially obscuring the mouth is a dead giveaway (as is touching some other part of the face instead, such as the nose), and will train themselves not to do this. They will keep their hands motionless, for example, or busy them in some other action such as turning the pages of a book instead - and thus believe the lie hasn't been detected. Or so they think. However the body's reaction to a lie is so built in since childhood, that not too long after the lie has been told, one of their hands will, without their realisation, touch their face in some way. A disguised scratch of the nose perhaps, a tug of the ear, a touch of the eyebrow or a flick back of a loose strand of hair for example. By the way, did you know that if Fred often sucks on a pen or pencil, or his thumb, or smokes cigarettes, all are signs that, at heart, he needs comforting and reassurance. This gets right back to the early days of the comfort and feelings of security that breastfeeding or bottle feeding provided. The pen, the thumb or the cigarette represent the nipple or the teat.

29. A woman was robbed on a busy street while people stood around and did not offer their help. Which phenomenon occurs when people are less likely to offer help when they are in a large group?

From Quiz Psychology Trivia: Why We Do What We Do

Answer: Bystander effect

The bystander effect is often the reason that bullying goes unpunished, because no one wants to take responsibility. People are less likely to provide help when they are in groups than when they are alone. Diffusion of responsibility occurs when a bystander does not help because they believe that someone else will.

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