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Perspectives and History // AP Psychology

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  1. Which psychological approach is most concerned with the importance of encoding, storing, and retrieving information?
  2. Depression is caused by an individual's negative formation of schemas according to the ______________ approach.
  3. You see a psychologist and tell her that you are feeling depressed. The psychologist focuses on those activities you engage in currently around which you feel depressed, and she talks with you about changing these activities and thoughts that make you feel "down" and doing things which make you happy. This psychologist would probably belong to the __________ school of psychology.
  4. Projective tests are most often used in the ________ approach.
  5. What perspective is this word/phrase most closely associated with: Defense Mechanism
  6. What perspective is this word/phrase most closely associated with: Thinking
  7. What perspective is this word/phrase most closely associated with: ECT
  8. What perspective is this word/phrase most closely associated with: Reinforcement
  9. Which of the following statements concerning psychodynamic psychology is true?
  10. "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" is represented by which of the following?
  11. Barbara is applying conditioning principles to teach language skills to retarded children. As a psychologist, her point of view appears to be
  12. Maslow proposed a need to develop one's potential and be the best one can be, which he called
  13. William James wrote Principles of Psychology and founded
  14. Wilhelm Wundt founded the
  15. A sociocultural psychologist would be most interested in which of the following?
  16. A behavioral psychologist studying the causes of alcohol usage would most likely:
  17. All of the following relate to the field of Cognitive Psychology EXCEPT:
  18. One likely difference between a psychiatrist and psychologist is that a psychiatrist would tend to use more
  19. This perspective looks at the long standing personality characteristics of an individual, and how this may impact their affect, behaviors and cognition.
  20. The principles of psychoanalytic theories were first outlined by
  21. A ________ psychologist would be most likely to explain nail-biting behavior as resulting from an oral fixation and a hidden self destructive tendency.
  22. Dr. Jones is an industrial/organizational (I/O) psychologist. Thus, she is most likely to do which of the following?
  23. Ted is seeing a humanistic psychologist for therapy. His psychologist is most likely to focus on:
  24. According to the evolutionary approach, behavioral and mental________ should be a primary focus of psychology.
  25. Research on human mating preferences suggests that men place greater value on physical attractiveness and youthfulness, whereas women place greater value on social status and financial resources. Which of the following psychological points of view best explains this behavior?
  26. Which of the following is NOT a factor which psychoanalytic theorists heavily focus on?
  27. "The purpose of a species is to survive and pass on its genes into the future through reproduction." This quote most clearly corresponds to a __________ outlook.
  28. Stimulus generalization and discrimination are of most concern to:
  29. B.F. Skinner is a:
  30. The assimilation and accommodation of different concepts is of most direct concern to:
  31. A determinist philosophy is most consistent with:
  32. When a therapist repeats, summarizes, and clarifies an individual's statements in therapy he is most likely engaging in _______________ a key aspect in ______________________.
  33. Intrapsychic conflicts relate most clearly to the __________ perspective of psychology.
  34. Psychodynamic theorists tended to focus on interpersonal conflicts instead of Freud's focus on the ____________.