Eastern Florida PSY2012 Chapter 1 Quiz
Psychology is the science of behavior. What, if anything is wrong with this question?
The definition is too broard. Psychology is the study of human behavior.
This definition is too narrow. Psychology is also the science of mental processes.
This definition is incorrect. Psychology is the science of mental processes.
The definition sounds ok actually.
Dr. Davis provides psychotherapy to help people who suffer from psychological disorders. She is most likely a _______________________ psychologist.
Most psychologists are employed in:
Research designed to evaluate theories is called _____________________________research. Such research is sometimes described as gathering knowledge for the sake of knowledge.
According to the textbook, psychology is a science because of
the advanced degrees required to work as a psychologist.
the technology now used to understand the brain.
its subject matter.
its focus on methodical observation and data analysis.
Which two goals are included in the four goals of psychology?
Analysis and description
Prediction and control
Exploration and prediction
Analysis and control
Anticipating future outcomes or behaviors is at the heart of psychology's goal of:
When psychologists explain behavior they:
shape desirable behavior.
observe behavior systematically.
organize and make sense of behavior.
project future behavior.
Which psychologist is matched with the correct perspective?
John Watson - psychodynamic
George Miller - cognitive
Carl Rogers - behavioral
Jean Piage - sociocultural
__________________________ thinking involves considering various pieces of evidence, synthesizing them, and relating them to the bigger picture.
Macy is considering topics she finds personally interesting and is beginning to read some of the psychological research on some of these topics. With respect to the scientific method, Macy is working on the ________step of the method, namely, developing a _____________.
_______________________ synthesize observations to explain phenomena, and they can be used to make predictions that can be tested through research.
A(n) ______________________________ definition states the method in which a variable is to be defined and measured.
Which of the following is NOT a descriptive research method?
Latonya recently published an article detailing her research in a peer reviewed journal. Mary is now examining Latonya's work and wants to repeat the research to see if she obtains similar results. Mary is going to ___________ Latonya's work.
As part of his senior project, Kevin is conducting a survey of eating attitudes and behaviors among young adults. Kevin distributes questionnaires to 150 randomly selected students enrolled in psychology courses at his university. These students make up Kevin's ______________. Young adults in general constitute Kevin's __________.
experimental group; control group
control group; experimental group
Attributes of a ______________sample mirror those of the population of interest.
Which research technique relies on the in-depth examination of an individual or small group?
Low response rates may call a sample's representativeness into question. This is MOST often a problem in ____________research.