10 Multiple Choice Questions for Intro Psych Based on Gurung TedX

10 Multiple Choice Questions for Intro Psych

  1. “People see Indian and they jump to doctor or engineer…” What is the term for this mental short-cut?
    1. Modeling
    2. Stereotype
    3. Attributional Style
    4. Thorndike’s Law of Effect
  2. What stress response do women show in addition to Fight-or-Flight?
    1. Denial
    2. Fight-or-Flight II
    3. Tend-and-Befriend
    4. Repression
  3. According to this Tedx Talk, what three things predict how we think, feel, and behave?
    1. Biology, Learning, and Social Surroundings
    2. Head, Heart, and Soul
    3. Rewards, Punishments, and Learning
    4. Repression, Regression, and Sublimation
  4. How many neurons are in the brain?
    1. 42 billion
    2. 98 million
    3. 314 million
    4. 86 billion
  5. “When you do something and it is followed by a positive event, you do that thing more” This is an example of:
    1. Classical Conditioning
    2. Operant Conditioning
    3. Social Support
    4. Automatic Thought
  6. Based on operant conditioning what would be likely to happen if you are sitting in class listening to a lecture and you make eye contact and nod appreciatively after every key point?
    1. The professor should give more pop quizzes and homework
    2. The professor should avoid you
    3. The professor should tend to lecture on your side of the classroom more
    4. The professor should go on a tangent
  7. What does the Bobo doll study exhibit?
    1. Our motivations are often driven by unconscious desires
    2. Cognitive Dissonance
    3. Irrational fears can be developed through classical conditioning
    4. Learning can happen through observation
  8. The Cognitive Appraisal Theory states that humans give a primary appraisal and a secondary appraisal to all stressors. In terms of theories of emotion, which one would the Cognitive Appraisal Theory most correspond to?
    1. Schacter-Singer Two Factor Theory
    2. James Lange Theory
    3. Cannon-Bard
    4. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  9. If a student thinks “I always fail. I’m not a good student” and therefore proceeds to give up studying for exams, this would be an example of:
    1. Top-Down Processing
    2. Self-Efficacy
    3. Availability Heuristics
    4. Learned Helplessness
  10. What does tips does Dr. Gurung give to think stronger and live longer?
    1. Practice Perfection Always
    2. Chill, Drill, Build
    3. Semper ubi sub ubi ubique
    4. Know where your towel is

Answer Key

  1. B
  2. C
  3. A
  4. D
  5. B
  6. C
  7. D
  8. A
  9. D
  10. B
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