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ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY
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MAJOR PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOLOGY
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DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH
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Concept: ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Materials on the concept
1.2. The Origins and History of Psychology
1.1. The Science of Psychology
1.

Parker is majoring in behavioral biology which examines the impact of our physiology on what we do. His friend thinks that behavioral biology is just copying psychology. Which correct statement could Parker use to answer his friend's assumption?

· A.

Psychology has roots in biology.

· B.

Only in the last few years has the field of biology started to examine behavior.

· C.

There is no link between behavior and biology.

· D.

The study of biology and psychology have never shared issues of study
2.

The study of psychology is influenced by the study of biology. For example, naturalist Charles Darwin heavily influenced which classic school of thought in psychology?

· A.

Functionalism

· B.

Structuralism

· C.

Psychoanalytic

· D.

Behavioral
3.

Which of the following is the best reason that psychology should be seen as a science?

· A.

It focuses on important human questions.

· B.

It studies observable phenomena.

· C.

It uses the mind to study itself.

· D.

t uses the scientific method.
4.

Sam was comparing different sciences and noticed something unique about psychology when compared to the natural sciences. Which of the following might he have noticed?

· A.

Psychologists implement the scientific method much more frequently than most other fields.

· B.

Psychologists focus on studying human health and its preservation.

· C.

Psychologists often use the subject of investigations to perform the investigation itself.

· D.

Psychologist struggle with limitations of prediction while trying to understand behaviors.
Concept: MAJOR PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOLOGY
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Materials on the concept
1.2. The Origins and History of Psychology
2.2. Descriptive Research
5.

Danelle loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. A functionalist would focus on which aspect of Danelle's appreciation?

· A.

The components of his experience.

· B.

The reasons he might like the sandwich.

· C.

The unconscious motivations.

· D.

The serotonin ingredients found in the sandwich.
6.

Van is raving about how much he loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. A psychoanalytic psychologist would focus on which aspect of Van's appreciation?

· A.

The components of his experience.

· B.

The reasons he might like the sandwich.

· C.

The unconscious motivations.

· D.

The serotonin ingredients found in the sandwich.
7.

Theo thought that the reason that many dogs spin before they sit down is to be sure they aren't sitting on anything harmful. He suggests this increases their chance of survival. Theo's assumption forms the basis of what contemporary perspective of psychology?

· A.

Psychoanalytic

· B.

Evolutionary

· C.

Positive psychology

· D.

Humanism
Concept: DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH
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Materials on the concept
2.2. Descriptive Research
8.

Jane Goodall's studies of chimpanzees in the wild best fit in the descriptive research category of ______.

· A.

naturalistic observation

· B.

survey

· C.

case study

· D.

experiment
9.

In one study, a girl who had been severely neglected was tested for her language ability. The best description of this method is ______.

· A.

naturalistic observation

· B.

survey

· C.

case study

· D.

experiment
10.

Francine completed a questionnaire asking about her texting experiences. This method is called ______.

· A.

naturalistic observation

· B.

survey

· C.

case study

· D.

experiment
 
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