Psychology Pre-Test
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by Terry Drain
| 19 Questions
1
1 pt
The behavior of most lower animals – insects, reptiles, amphibians, most rodents and birds is instinctive and unaffected by learning.
True
False
2
1 pt
For the first week of life, a baby sees nothing but a gray blur regardless of what he looks at.
True
False
3
1 pt
A child learns to talk more quickly if the adults around the child habitually repeat the word he or she using the proper pronunciation.
True
False
4
1 pt
The best way to get a chronically noisy down and pay attention is to punish him or is trying to say,
school child to settle her.
True
False
5
1 pt
No reputable psychologists takes seriously such irrational phenomena as ESP, hypnosis, or the bizarre mental and physical achievements of Eastern yogis.
True
False
6
1 pt
Highly intelligent people – “geniuses” – tend to be physically frail and socially isolated.
True
False
7
1 pt
On the average, you cannot predict from a person’s grades at school and college whether he or she will do well in a career.
True
False
8
1 pt
Most national and ethnic stereotypes are completely false.
True
False
9
1 pt
In small amounts, alcohol is a stimulant.
True
False
10
1 pt
LSD causes chromosome damage.
True
False
11
1 pt
The largest drug problem in the United States, in terms of the number of people affected, is marijuana.
True
False
12
1 pt
Psychiatry is a sub division of psychology.
True
False
13
1 pt
Most mentally challenged people are also mentally ill.
True
False
14
1 pt
A third or more of the people suffering from severe mental disorders are potentially dangerous.
True
False
15
1 pt
Electroshock therapy is an outmoded technique rarely used in today’s mental hospitals.
True
False
16
1 pt
The more severe the disorder, the more intensive the therapy required to cure it; for example, schizophrenics usually respond best to psychoanalysis.
True
False
17
1 pt
Quite a few psychological characteristics of men and women appear to be inborn; in all cultures for example, women are more emotional and sexually less aggressive than men.
True
False
18
1 pt
Slow learners remember more of what they learn than fast learners.
True
False
19
1 pt
Most developmentally disabled people also have psychological disorders.
True
False
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