QUIZ: Can You Answer 12 Easy Psychology Questions?

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  • Question of

    Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov is most famous for conducting experiments using what animals?

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    • Birds
    • Cats
    • Rats
    • Dogs
  • Question of

    According to psychologist Sigmund Freud, personality is comprised of three elements: the Id, Ego, and…?

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    • Desire
    • Emotion
    • Superego
    • Instinct
  • Question of

    What area of psychology is Jean Piaget most famous for studying and providing theories about?

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    • Sexuality
    • Child Development
    • Aging
    • Mental Health
  • Question of

    Which of these parenting styles has shown to produce the most confident, competent, and happy children?

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    • Permission
    • Authoritative
    • Strictness
    • Laxity
    • Authoritarian
  • Question of

    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?

    • Goal Oriented
    • Intrinsic
    • Task Oriented
    • Extrinsic
  • Question of

    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?

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    • Goal-defined
    • Extrinsic
    • Intrinsic
    • Both Goal-defined and Intrisic
  • Question of

    The first step of classical conditioning is pairing a neutral stimulus with an _____ stimulus.

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    • Conditioned
    • Novel
    • Unconditioned
    • Book
  • Question of

    What is the main difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

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    • A psychologist only holds an Associates Degree.
    • A psychiatrist is classified as a medical doctor.
    • There is no difference. They can be used interchangeably.
    • One sees patients and one doesn’t.
  • Question of

    Which of these is NOT one of the five major personality dimensions, according to the “Big Five Theory?”

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    • Neuroticism
    • Closedness
    • Openess
    • Extroverted
    • Enthusiasm
  • Question of

    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?

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    • Oxford University
    • Stanford University
    • San Francisco University
    • Boston College
  • Question of

    Mary Ainsworth studied the attachment theory by putting children and parents through a scenario famously called what?

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    • The Novel Situation
    • Parent Child Situation
    • The Situation
    • The Strange Situation
  • Question of

    An easy one to end the quiz: Psychology is the study of the mind and ____.

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    • Mind
    • Body
    • Soul
    • Behavior