Posted by: Ed Darrell | February 26, 2008

Test review questions

Here is a list of questions you should be able to answer, in order to ace the exam scheduled for Thursday, February 26.  Below the fold.

Test Review

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­1. Psychology is the study of what?

2. “Psychology” is a marriage of Greek words; which words, and what does “psychology” mean, literally?

3. Psychology is science, or art?

4. Explain in an overview the parts of the human brain.

5. Describe the functions of the main parts of the human brain.

6. Wilhelm Wundt is known as “the father of psychology.” Why?

7. Who was William James? What did he do for psychology?

8. Who was Sigmund Freud? For what is he famous?

9. How is Freud’s work thought of by psychologists today?

10. Who was Pavlov? Why are Pavlov’s dogs famous? What principle did these experiments demonstrate?

11. John Watson is best known for what? What did this experiment demonstrate? Whatever happened to Little Albert?

12. What school of psychology do we say B. F. Skinner belonged to? What does that school do?

13. What is a “Skinner box?”

14. Who was Karl Popper? Why is he famous?

15. Who was Carl Rogers? What is he known for?

16. Why do we bother mentioning Charles Darwin in a psychology course?

17. Abraham Maslow – why should we remember him? What did his research do?

18. What are some of the symptoms of sleep deprivation?

19. What happens when people make “life lists?”

20. What is color blindness? Describe its characteristics, how it is passed along, and what the effects of it might be.

21. What is scientific research? What are the steps of scientific research?

22. What is the difference between “hypothesis” and “theory?”

23. Be ready to discuss in overview form the problems of ethics in psychology research.

24. Be prepared to discuss something you found particularly interesting, or something that surprised you, out of what we have studied so far. 

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