Introduction to Psychology (part 1a)

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Psychology deals with many different things such as emotions, learning, education, desires, and even how we think. For anyone who has a passion for Psychology, this quiz may not be a good quiz to see if you are a good candidate for the science; but to test your already acquired knowledge. Good luck taking the quiz! I look forward to reading any comments you leave at the end.

With that being said; this quiz is a very good quiz for anyone studying Psychology right now and who wants to test their knowledge for an upcoming quiz or test. This quiz is based off an Introduction course. The questions here are based off the textbook "Psychology" (second edition) written by Daniel Schacter Ph.D, Daniel Gilbert Ph.D, and Daniel Wegner Ph.D. Published by Worth Publishers. The questions, however, should apply to all introductory courses.

Created by: Krimsalt
  1. One of the first people to introduce Psychology in America in the 1800s.
  2. Psychology is the study of:
  3. A stimulus refers to:
  4. An emotionally traumatic experience, resulting in the loss of particular cognitive or motor function is referred to as;
  5. Sigmund Freud believed that unconscious mental processes help shape emotions, feeling, thoughts, and behaviors. This theory is now known as:
  6. A consequence that helps determine in an organism will perform the same act again in the future is a principle of;
  7. The scientific study of mental processes such as perception, thought, and reasoning is;
  8. The word Psychology comes from Ancient Greece. "Psych" meaning _____ and "ology" meaning _____
  9. The branch of Psychology which focuses on positive human achievement and the ability for people to be the best they can be is;
  10. The first person to propose the idea that the mind and brain were different was;
  11. The notion that the only was to achieve accurate knowledge is through direct observation is known as;
  12. A hypothetical explanation for why something occurs is known as a;
  13. _____ refers to the conceptual relation of a measurement and property, whereas _____ refers to tendency for the measurement to produce the same results if measured again
  14. You have been called in to perform an experiment. During your trial, you act in ways you think are appropriate based on the setting of your experiment. This is an example of;
  15. And Electromyograph (EMG) is a device that;
  16. If you have a collection of data; by adding them all up and dividing by the number of data entries, you just calculated the;
  17. Hypothetically; if the more siblings people have and the lower their GPA is (hypothetically speaking of course!) is an example of what correlation;
  18. If you take the value of the largest measurement in a frequency distribution and subtracted the smallest measurement, you just calculated the;
  19. During an experiment, the part of the experiment that is manipulated is the;
  20. A scientific hypothesis must be;
  21. The _____ receives information from other neurons, and the _____ sends information to other neurons
  22. The space between the connection of two neurons is called;
  23. When you touch a hot stove, signals go from the _____ on your hand up to the spinal cord, through _____ and down to your hand again through _____ .
  24. These specialized neurons have a single long dendrite with many other smaller dendrites on them;
  25. During an Action Potential, these ions rush into the axon through their respective pumps;
  26. This neurotransmitter is involved in many functions, including voluntary motor movement.
  27. The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system are a part which nervous system?
  28. This limbic system structure is responsible for emotional responses, whereas this limbic system structure is responsible for the creation of memories;
  29. This lobe within the Cerebral Cortex processes information about touch, and includes the Somatosensory cortex;
  30. This brain structure filters information to the Cerebral Cortex, and this brain structure is associated in skilled motor movement;
  31. The perceptual experience where one sense can evoke other senses is called;
  32. The point where a physical signal is translated into a neural signal is called;
  33. A stimulus' minimal intensity to just barely be detected is called;
  34. Fill in the blank: _____ detects stimulus, whereas _____ interprets the stimulus
  35. In the eye, _____ detect color, whereas _____ detect light
  36. An Off-center Retinal Ganglion cell increases its rate of fire when,
  37. The primary visual cortex is called;
  38. There are two pathways of visual streaming: the _____ pathway detects an objects location and motion, whereas the _____ pathway identifies the shape and identity of an object
  39. _____ determines the pitch of sound, whereas _____ determines the loudness
  40. Perception, through only touch and grasping of the hands is called;

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