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Multiple choice questions

Try the following multiple choice questions to test your knowledge of this chapter. Once you have answered the questions, click on 'Submit Answers for Grading' to get your results.

This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
In general, psychologists try to explain behaviour by studying its:


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Question 2.
Neuropsychologists frequently study:


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Question 3.
The best means we have for ensuring scientific objectivity is:


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Question 4.
Descartes reasoned that:


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Question 5.
Empiricism is the belief that knowledge comes through:


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Question 6.
Materialism is the belief that reality:


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Question 7.
Why was Germany, in part, the birthplace of psychology?


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Question 8.
Which statement about Wundt's structuralism is true?


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Question 9.
Why did Ebbinghaus develop a system of nonsense syllables?


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Question 10.
Which of the following statements about William James is true?


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Question 11.
Thorndike is most closely associated with which of the following?


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Question 12.
What did Pavlov's research on digestion demonstrate?


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Question 13.
What did Behaviourists believe that functionalists did not?


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Question 14.
What does Humanistic psychology stress?


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Question 15.
Modern cognitive psychologists have demonstrated which of the following?


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Question 16.
Which of the following statements is true about the biological revolution?


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Question 17.
What is Johannes Muller most closely associated with?


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Question 18.
Pierre Flourens developed the method of experimental ablation:


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Question 19.
Fritsch and Hitzig discovered that the body appeared to be "mapped" on the surface of the brain. Which of the following did they use?


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Question 20.
Why did Helmholtz abandon his attempt to measure the speed of a person's reaction to physical stimuli?


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