Return to test selector

Perspectives and History (Beginning of the year) // AP Psychology

Correctly answer 80% ( 28 of 35 questions)

You will have 30 minutes to complete the test below.
35 random questions have been selected to test your know knowledge in Perspectives and History (Beginning of the year).
If you leave this page, you will receive a new random set of 35 questions.
  1. With which definition of psychology would John Watson and B.F. Skinner most agree?
  2. The question "Is intelligence more influenced by heredity or experience?" deals with a big issue in psychology known as:
  3. If Aristotle and Locke, who both believed that what we know is acquired from experience, were alive today, they would best agree with the:
  4. Which psychological approach is most concerned with the importance of encoding, storing, and retrieving information?
  5. Events during childhood are most clearly emphasized by the ________ perspective.
  6. Freud believed that nearly all thoughts and actions are determined by:
  7. Early behaviorists believed that all behavior was determined by:
  8. The proper use of rewards and punishment is mostly the result of:
  9. What perspective is this word/phrase most closely associated with: Learning
  10. A psychologist who studies family dynamics and their effects on behavior of individuals in different regions would probably be a __________ psychologist.
  11. Which of the following psychological theories is known as the one that emphasizes \"free will\"?
  12. Introspection was
  13. Of the following, who was a structuralist?
  14. The "father" of psychology and founder of the first psychological laboratory was
  15. Psychiatrists differ from psychologists in that psychiatrists
  16. You see a psychologist and tell her that you are feeling depressed. The psychologist talks to you about your past and attempts to link your present situation with patterns developed in your childhood during your relationship with your parents that you are unaware of. The psychologist would probably belong to which school of psychology?
  17. Who among the following can prescribe drugs to treat emotional problems?
  18. The proper use of reward, punishment, and behavior modification are results of
  19. William James wrote Principles of Psychology and founded
  20. Which view of human nature is considered to be the most philosophical and the least scientific?
  21. The humanistic approach toward psychology emphasizes:
  22. A cognitive psychologist has been studying aggression in teens. Which of the following is most likely to be the title of his latest study?
  23. Which of the following psychological perspectives would be most likely to examine humans genetic makeup and how that may influence behavior?
  24. A behavioral psychologist studying the causes of alcohol usage would most likely:
  25. One likely difference between a psychiatrist and psychologist is that a psychiatrist would tend to use more
  26. Structuralists were concerned with uncovering the basic units of
  27. A(n) ________ psychologist would be most likely to help individuals overcome their depression through counseling and talk therapy.
  28. Modern day psychology has evolved from all of the following fields of thought except for:
  29. The principles of psychoanalytic theories were first outlined by
  30. A scientist who studies the mental strategies involved in playing a game of chess is most likely to follow a(n) _______ approach to psychology.
  31. Ted is seeing a humanistic psychologist for therapy. His psychologist is most likely to focus on:
  32. According to the evolutionary approach, behavioral and mental________ should be a primary focus of psychology.
  33. Rene Descartes made a science of psychology possible when he suggested that:
  34. The concept of memory formation and retrieval is most closely associated with the ___________________ perspective.
  35. A determinist philosophy is most consistent with: