Can You Answer 12 Basic Psychology Questions?

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Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov is most famous for conducting experiments using what animals?
Birds
Rats
Dogs
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According to psychologist Sigmund Freud, personality is comprised of three elements: the Id, Ego, and ____?
Superego
Desire
Instinct
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What area of psychology is Jean Piaget most famous for studying and providing theories about?
Sexuality & Libido
Child Development
Aging & Forgetfulness
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Which of these parenting styles has shown to produce the most confident, competent, and happy children?
Authoritarian
Permission
Authoritative
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Mary knows that if she does all of her chores, she won't be grounded for the weekend. What type of motivation is she displaying?
Extrinsic
Intrinsic
Goal-defined
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When his teacher asks Peter why he wants to paint the perfect waterfall scene, Peter replies with, "Because it will make me happy." What type of motivation is Peter displaying?
Extrinsic
Intrinsic
Goal-defined
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The first step of classical conditioning is pairing a neutral stimulus with an _____ stimulus.
conditioned
unconditioned
novel
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What is the main difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
A psychiatrist is classified as a medical doctor.
A psychologist only holds an Associates Degree.
There is no difference. They can be used interchangeably.
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Question 9/12

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Which of these is NOT one of the five major personality dimensions, according to the "Big Five Theory?"
Neuroticism
Openness
Enthusiasm
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At which university did psychologist Philip Zimbardo conduct a prison experiment that had to be ended earlier than expected due to its participants taking their roles to an extreme level?
Oxford University
Harvard University
Stanford University
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Mary Ainsworth studied the attachment theory by putting children and parents through a scenario famously called what?
The Strange Situation
The Novel Situation
The Parent-Child Project
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Question 12/12

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An easy one to end the quiz: Psychology is the study of the mind and ____.
body
behavior
abnormal actions
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Uh oh! Seems like it's time to crack open those psychology books at the library, or else you'll end up like Pavolov's dogs - salivating at the sound of the bell but not knowing why!

C+, Pavlov's Dog

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Good job with this quiz. Your prefrontal cortex knowledge is on point, and you can use that PFC to stop yourself from bragging about it too!

B+, Psychology Know-It-All

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You may be the next Freud or Skinner but not know it! Amazing job with this quiz.

A+, Psychology Prodigy

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1
Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov is most famous for conducting experiments using what animals?
Birds
Rats
Dogs
2
According to psychologist Sigmund Freud, personality is comprised of three elements: the Id, Ego, and ____?
Superego
Desire
Instinct
3
What area of psychology is Jean Piaget most famous for studying and providing theories about?
Sexuality & Libido
Child Development
Aging & Forgetfulness
4
Which of these parenting styles has shown to produce the most confident, competent, and happy children?
Authoritarian
Permission
Authoritative
5
Mary knows that if she does all of her chores, she won't be grounded for the weekend. What type of motivation is she displaying?
Extrinsic
Intrinsic
Goal-defined
6
When his teacher asks Peter why he wants to paint the perfect waterfall scene, Peter replies with, "Because it will make me happy." What type of motivation is Peter displaying?
Extrinsic
Intrinsic
Goal-defined
7
The first step of classical conditioning is pairing a neutral stimulus with an _____ stimulus.
conditioned
unconditioned
novel
8
What is the main difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
A psychiatrist is classified as a medical doctor.
A psychologist only holds an Associates Degree.
There is no difference. They can be used interchangeably.
9
Which of these is NOT one of the five major personality dimensions, according to the "Big Five Theory?"
Neuroticism
Openness
Enthusiasm
10
At which university did psychologist Philip Zimbardo conduct a prison experiment that had to be ended earlier than expected due to its participants taking their roles to an extreme level?
Oxford University
Harvard University
Stanford University
11
Mary Ainsworth studied the attachment theory by putting children and parents through a scenario famously called what?
The Strange Situation
The Novel Situation
The Parent-Child Project
12
An easy one to end the quiz: Psychology is the study of the mind and ____.
body
behavior
abnormal actions