Psychology Frontiers And Applications Study Set 5

Psychology

Quiz 1 :

Psychology: the Science of Behaviour

Quiz 1 :

Psychology: the Science of Behaviour

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Behaviourgenetics is the study of how evolution shaped modern human behaviour.
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If a researcher is studying norms then that individual is most likely taking a humanistic perspective to studying psychology.
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The cognitive psychological perspective views human beings as information processors who think, plan, and solve problems.
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The behavioural psychological perspective is rooted in the work of structuralist Wilhelm Wundt.
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One of the intellectual precursors to the cognitive revolution was the debate over how children acquire language.
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Cognitive neuroscience involves the intersection of the cognitive perspective with the biological perspective by combining brain- imaging techniques while individuals engage in cognitive tasks.
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Collectivistic cultures place a strong emphasis on personal goals and accomplishments.
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A psychologist who emphasizes the importance of early childhood experiences and unconscious factors would likely be associated with the cognitive-behaviourism psychological perspective.
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Research has shown that the most important psychological perspective for understanding human behaviour is the biological perspective.
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A criticism of the sociobiology approach is that it places too much emphasis on cultural factors.
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The dualism position assumes that the mind and body are one, while the monism position asserts that the mind is in fact separate from the body.
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Sigmund Freud first thought that his patients were creating fantasies about being sexually abused as children, but he later revised this view and stressed that he believed these reports to be real and accurate.
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The thinking of functionalists like William James was strongly influenced by Darwin's evolutionary theory.
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Positive psychology movement was discussed in the context of the behavioural perspective.
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One goal of psychology is being able to predict how animals or people will behave under specific circumstances.
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Psychoanalysis is the analysis of internal and primarily unconscious psychological forces.
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The humanistic psychological perspective emphasizes free will and innate human tendencies towards growth.
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One of the strengths of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory is that his concepts are relatively easy to assess and measure.
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Structuralistswere concerned with breaking human consciousness down into its essential components, whereas Gestalt psychologists were interested in how the elements of experience are organized into wholes.
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The goal of basic research is simply to learn more about something, while applied research is typically done to solve some real world problems.
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