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1 Thinking About Psychology, Second Edition Module 1: Introduction and Careers iClicker Questions Charles T. Blair-Broeker Randal M. Ernst Questions Written by Kent Korek, Germantown High School

2 1. Psychology is defined as the scientific study of: a. thinking and intelligence. b. how people interact with one another. c. the brain and mind. d. behavior and mental processes.

3 2. Your Aunt Laura decides to use her personal experiences to write a book about how people solve problems. She asked you if it might get published in a journal of psychology. You tell her that some psychologists might not classify her project as “psychology” because: a. it is too limited: psychology research is never done on just one person. b. it might not be considered scientific because it’s not clear she’s using the scientific method. c. no psychological journals are interested in problem-solving research. d. only people with psychology degrees can do valid psychological research.

4 3. Which of the following generalizations is true about current careers in psychology? a. About 9 out of 10 psychologists work in clinical or counseling fields. b. About 3 out of 10 psychologists work in colleges or universities. c. All psychologists are somehow involved in analyzing personalities. d. All psychologists are somehow involved in talking people through their problems.

5 4. Robert is studying how the brain sorts out messages from the various parts of the body. Robert’s work would most likely be labeled: a. correlational research. b. a case study. c. a single blind study. d. basic research.

6 5. Sylvia is a psychologist who works at a senior day-care facility. She studies how people age and the problems they face as they get older. Sylvia is most likely a: a. developmental psychologist. b. social psychologist. c. human-factors psychologist. d. cognitive psychologist.

7 6. Hany signs up for a psychology class at his high school because he is most interested in investigating the unique ways different individuals think about and interpret life experiences. Which perspective will Hany most likely focus on in his psychology class? a. evolutionary b. behavioral c. cognitive d. psychoanalytic

8 7. Daisuke’s research involves evaluating various therapy techniques for depression to determine how effective each one is. Daisuke’s work would most likely be labeled: a. forensic studies. b. applied research. c. a single blind study. d. psychoanalysis.

9 8. Charlie is a psychologist who usually works with lawyers, judges, police officers, coroners, medical examiners, witnesses and prisoners. Charlie most likely is a: a. human-factors psychologist. b. developmental psychologist. c. consumer psychologist. d. forensic psychologist.

10 9. Melinda works in the Air Force helping to design fighter jets. Her primary concern is to insure the instrument panels are placed in the most effective location for the crew. Melinda most likely would be described as a: a. human-factors psychologist. b. developmental psychologist. c. rehabilitation psychologist. d. consumer psychologist.

11 10. Samantha is not a psychologist but helps families deal with their problems. She doesn’t have a doctorate but does have a master’s degree. Samantha would most likely be a: a. rehabilitation psychologist. b. basic researcher. c. forensic psychologist. d. social worker.


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