AP Psychology UNIT 1 Practice Test 2023 (Scientific Foundations of Psychology)

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Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. This course examines the history of psychology and psychological theories, contemporary perspectives on psychology, and how psychological research is conducted. As scientists, psychologists collect data and make observations about the ways in which humans and animals behave and think in order to understand behavior and mental processes

UNIT 1 Scientific Foundations of Psychology: TOPICS

  • 1.1 Introducing Psychology
  • 1.2 Research Methods in Psychology
  • 1.3 Defining Psychological Science: The Experimental Method
  • 1.4 Selecting a Research Method
  • 1.5 Statistical Analysis in Psychology
  • 1.6 Ethical Guidelines in Psychology

AP Psychology UNIT 1 Practice Test 2023

Test Name Advanced Placement Exam
Subject AP Psychology Practice Test 2023
Unit 1 Scientific Foundations of Psychology
Section 1 Multiple Choice Question
Total Items 40 Sample MCQs
Time Limit 35 Minutes
AP EXAM WEIGHTING 10–14%
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AP Psychology UNIT 1 Practice Test

AP Psychology Practice Test
UNIT 1: Scientific Foundations of Psychology
Total MCQs: 40
Time Limit: 35 Miniutes

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Dr. Didden was hired by the TLC Company to help it retain its employees without lowering the firm’s profits. After TLC removed cubicles and permitted employees to decorate their workroom as recommended by Dr. Didden, the absentee rate declined and no employees left for jobs elsewhere. Dr. Didden is most likely to be

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Which psychological approach is most concerned with the importance of encoding, storing, and retrieving information?

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If Aristotle and Locke, who both believed that what we know is acquired from experience, were alive today, they would best agree with the

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The question, “Is intelligence more influenced by heredity or experience?” deals with a big issue in psychology known as

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With which definition of psychology would John Watson and B. F. Skinner most agree?

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Wilhelm Wundt and the structuralists studied questions still asked today primarily by

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A therapist who says that she uses whatever psychological perspective “works best” for each patient might be best described as

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Behaviorists explain human thought and behavior as a result of

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Symbolic dream analysis might be an important research technique to a psychologist from which of the following perspectives?

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Which of the following psychologists might have described himself as a humanist?

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B. F. Skinner introduced the idea of __________ to the paradigm of behaviorism.

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John Watson relied on the pioneering work of __________ in establishing behaviorism as a paradigm of psychology

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Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory has been criticized for being

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Which of the following concepts is most integral to Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory?

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Which of the following psychologists was part of the Gestalt group of psychologists?

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The research methodology Wilhelm Wundt used is called

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Dr. Marco explains to a client that his feelings of hostility toward a coworker are most likely caused by the way the client interprets the coworker’s actions and the way he thinks that people should behave at work. Dr. Marco is most likely working from what perspective?

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In what way might a behaviorist disagree with a cognitive psychologist about the cause of aggression?

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Sigmund Freud’s theory of the unconscious mind

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You are at a lecture about the history of psychology and the speaker states that Wilhelm Wundt’s theory of structuralism was the first scientific psychological theory. On what historical fact might the speaker be basing her or his argument?

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With which of the following statements would John B. Watson most likely agree?

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Which of the following best describes research typical of Wilhelm Wundt’s first psychology laboratory?

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Who coined the term “tabula rasa” (blank slate) to help explain the impact experience has on shaping an individual?

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Which philosopher proposed that nerve pathways allowed for reflexes?

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By seeking to measure “atoms of the mind,” who established the first psychology laboratory?

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Charlotte, a nursery school student, hypothesizes that boys have fights with the finger paints more than girls do. She tests her hypothesis by casually watching the finger-painting table for three days of nursery school. What method is she using?

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Ms. Costas owns a business with nine other employees. Ms. Costas’s annual salary is $90,000. Her manager’s salary is $60,000. Of her other employees, three earn $25,000 each and five earn $15,000 each.

The frequency polygon for this distribution resembles a

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Ms. Costas owns a business with nine other employees. Ms. Costas’s annual salary is $90,000. Her manager’s salary is $60,000. Of her other employees, three earn $25,000 each and five earn $15,000 each.

The range of this distribution is

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Of the following, which can establish a cause and effect relationship?

I. controlled experiment
II. quasi-experiment
III. correlational research

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John wants to study the effects of alcohol on the behavior of college students. For his study, he spends 5 hours every night for 2 weeks at a bar near a college watching how the patrons act before and after drinking alcoholic beverages. The research method John is employing is a

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Of the following, the strongest positive correlation would most likely be shown between

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Of the following, which research method is most effective for studying unusually complex or rare phenomena?

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One method to eliminate the wincing of the experimenter is by instituting

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The wincing of the experimenter must be eliminated because it is

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A quasi-experiment cannot be considered a controlled experiment because

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Organized sets of concepts that explain phenomena are

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Students will be able to read a statement printed in the Comic Sans font faster than the same statement written in the Lucida Calligraphy font.

 
This statement is a(n)

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Students will be able to read a statement printed in the Comic Sans font faster than the same statement written in the Lucida Calligraphy font.

 
The dependent variable in an experiment based on the statement would be

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Which of the following hypotheses would be most difficult to test experimentally?

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One of the principal differences between the ethical guidelines for human and animal research is:

Your score is

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