Introduction to psychology/Questions one: Definition and History

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

The study of behavior
The scientific study of human emotion
The scientific study of behavior and cognitive processes.


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.

/ 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)

/ 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 their 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.