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

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  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. Depression is caused by an individual's negative formation of schemas (mental frameworks) according to the ______________ approach.
  4. The promotion of self-awareness, and creativity is most clearly promoted by the ________ approach.
  5. What perspective is this word/phrase most closely associated with: Thinking
  6. What perspective is this word/phrase most closely associated with: Conditioning
  7. A psychologist who studies family dynamics and their effects on behavior of individuals in different regions would probably be a __________ psychologist.
  8. Which of the following psychological theories is known as the one that emphasizes \"free will\"?
  9. Introspection was
  10. Strict behaviorists were criticized for ignoring the role that __________ plays in our lives.
  11. Of the following, who was a structuralist?
  12. Psychiatrists differ from psychologists in that psychiatrists
  13. The key idea in the behavioristic view is that
  14. Who among the following can prescribe drugs to treat emotional problems?
  15. The proper use of reward, punishment, and behavior modification are results of
  16. Which view of human nature is considered to be the most philosophical and the least scientific?
  17. Which of the following sets of factors is ALL associated with the indicated perspective?
  18. The humanistic approach toward psychology emphasizes:
  19. A cognitive psychologist has been studying aggression in teens. Which of the following is most likely to be the title of his latest study?
  20. Which of the following psychological perspectives would be most likely to examine humans genetic makeup and how that may influence behavior?
  21. The key feature of behaviorism that distinguishes it from other approaches to psychology is that:
  22. A(n) ________ psychologist would be most likely to help individuals overcome their depression through counseling and talk therapy.
  23. Modern day psychology has evolved from all of the following fields of thought except for:
  24. A formal definition of psychology is as the scientific study of
  25. The ________ approach views behavior as driven by powerful inner forces and conflicts.
  26. The research technique of introspection used by Wilhelm Wundt:
  27. The principles of psychoanalytic theories were first outlined by
  28. Functionalists were interested in the role of __________________in dealing with the problems of everyday living.
  29. Jake has had a troubled past. He had a difficult time getting along with his parents as a child and today he still holds much hostility towards his parents. He thinks he might be holding a longstanding grudge against them, but he cannot remember what it is. What field of psychology would be most interested in Getting to the root of Jakes troubled childhood?
  30. Ted is seeing a humanistic psychologist for therapy. His psychologist is most likely to focus on:
  31. According to the evolutionary approach, behavioral and mental________ should be a primary focus of psychology.
  32. Rene Descartes made a science of psychology possible when he suggested that:
  33. The concept of memory formation and retrieval is most closely associated with the ___________________ perspective.
  34. A determinist philosophy is most consistent with:
  35. MENTAL activity is most closely associated with what perspective: