Introduction to Psychology/Questions one: Definition and History

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Psychology Quiz 1
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1. Q 1.1-What is the common definition of psychology?

The study of behavior
It is the study of behavior but also of cognitive processes. It also must be done in a scientific manner.
The scientific study of human emotion
This is much too specific and excludes many of the things that psychology deals with.
The scientific study of behavior and cognitive processes.
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Q 1.2-A psychologist using an early system of psychology studys people's expresions, movements, how much they sweat, and other things; what system do you believe this psychologist is using?




1.01 You tell your friend that you are studying psychology. He replies "I'll have to watch what I say, you psychologists are always analyzing people's personality problems." What is wrong with your friend's statement?

1.02 What is the purpose of psychology?

1.03 A psychologist shows a picture of a frog and tells the subject to think of a color. The subject thinks of green. Is this an example of prediction or manipulation?

1.04 What are the major reasons for studying animals?

1.05 Describe a study in which it would be difficult to have human subjects.

1.06 How does heredity affect a person?

1.07 List the areas of study.

1.08 Is the year 1879 when researchers first started studying subject's behavior and cognition?

1.09 List the systematic systems that developed after structuralism.

1.10 What trend developed in psychology as the importance of systems diminished?

1.11 What is the difference between clinical and counseling psychology?

1.12 What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist? (Hint, it is in the training and degree that they recieve)

1.13 What is the difference between applied psychology and theoretical psychology?

1.14 What are the major concerns of developmental psychologists?

1.15 A group of parents is unhappy with the education that thier children are recieving at school. They decide to hire a psychologist. What type of psychologist would they hire?

1.16 Describe social psychology.


Also, the first person to do this, will you answer these questions in the link and also create a link for any of the terms where they appear in lecture 1? Thank you.

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