Week Four Quiz
Topic Area: PSY/300 General Psychology
Ivan Pavlov pioneered the theory of:
Social Learning Theory
John wants to train his dog, Spot, to shake hands. John decides to reward Spot with a treat every time Spot raises his paw. John hopes to increase Spot’s handshaking behavior by following the behavior with a reward. This is an example of:
Topic Area: PSY/310 History and Systems
Philosophers who believe that truth can emerge from the careful use of reason are known as
__________ is often referred to as the ‘Father of Psychology,’ after developing the first psychological research laboratory in Leipzig, Germany.
Topic Area: PSY/315 Statistical Reasoning
The most commonly used statistic in Psychology is
There are two branches of statistical methods. They are
Topic Area: PSY/340 Biological Foundations
In a topographical representation of the motor cortex, the homunculus is the largest area devoted to
arms and legs
In a simple genetic context, DNA makes RNA, which forms amino acids which form
Topic Area: PSY/355 Motivation
What is motivation?
Motivation is based on sight and touch
Motivation excludes sound and emotions
Motivation is the activation of goal-oriented behavior and can be intrinsic or extrinsic
Motivation is the aversion to activity or exertion.
What theorist presents a hierarchy of needs and motivations?
Topic Area: PSY/375 Life Span
Which of the following would be a concern for a person during early adulthood?
Consider the biological theories of aging. Which of the following best represent components of that theory?
Cellular Dial Theory
The Nun Theory
Hormonal Stress Theory
Topic Area: PSY/390 Learning and Cognition
In operant conditioning, which of the following is accurate?
Any response that is followed by a reinforcing stimulus tends to be repeated
Any response that is followed by punishment is likely to not be repeated
Any response that is followed by reward tends to become extinct
Any response that is preceded by a reinforcing stimulus tends to be repeated
Pavlovian conditioning includes several components for creating a conditioned response. These components are:
Unconditioned stimulus; unconditioned response; conditioned recovery
Unconditioned response; conditioned stimulus; conditioned reflex
Unconditioned stimulus; conditioned stimulus; spontaneous recovery
Unconditioned stimulus; unconditioned response; conditioned stimulus
Topic Area: PSY/400 Social
The child deals with mastering his or her physical environment while maintaining a sense of self-esteem. This stage defined by Erik Erikson involves the crisis of autonomy versus shame and doubt.
The child begins to initiate, not imitate activities; develop a conscience, and experience a sexual identity. This stage defined by Erik Erikson involves the crisis of initiative versus guilt.
Topic Area: PSY/405 Theories of Personality
Which theorist is most associated with Social Learning Theory?
What are the four major theoretical approaches to the study of personality?
Psychoticism, Humanism, Disposition, and Learning
Psychoanalysis, Humanistic, Dispositional, and Learning
Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Dispositional, and Learning
Freud, Maslow, Allport, and Bandura
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