Only a Psych Major Could Get Above 80% on This Psychology Quiz

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Calling all psychology majors!

Are you a psychology major? Prove that you know as much about psychology as you think you do with this quiz! Not everyone will do well, will you?

 May 28, 2018

1 of 18Pick your answer!

Which of these is an example of a placebo?
Not responding to medical treatment like chemotherapy
Refusing to partake in medical treatment
Feeling better within one minute of taking a painkiller

2 of 18Pick your answer!

The word "temperament" refers to what?
A person's character when they're sad
A person's usual mood
A person's character when they're happy

3 of 18Pick your answer!

Which of these words refers to memory loss?
Insomnia
Amnesia
Trance

4 of 18Pick your answer!

Panic attacks and anxiety attacks are the same thing. True or false?
False
True

5 of 18Pick your answer!

Which word describes the experience of thinking a new situation already occurred?
Hysteria
Deja vu
Aphasia

6 of 18Pick your answer!

Anxiety most usually takes place when thinking about what?
The present
The future
The past

7 of 18Pick your answer!

Is euphoria a positive or negative feeling?
Negative
Positive

8 of 18Pick your answer!

Which of these qualities marks a narcissist?
Compassion for animals
Compassion for others
Obsessive self-love

9 of 18Pick your answer!

What was Freud's first name?
Sigmund
Albert
Charles

10 of 18Pick your answer!

Which of these people sounds the most like an extrovert?
A man who throws a huge party but regrets it because he feels overwhelmed
A woman who invites a close friend over because she's feeling lonely
A man who throws a huge party and has the time of his life

11 of 18Pick your answer!

Where is the amygdala?
Lungs
Brain
Heart

12 of 18Pick your answer!

Which of these is an symptom of schizophrenia?
Distortions of reality
Lack of appetite
A state of calm

13 of 18Pick your answer!

Which of these is the closest to an example of altruism?
Staying late at work to comfort a crying colleague
Staying late at work to comfort a crying colleague who will drive you home
Staying late at work to comfort a crying colleague because you made her cry

14 of 18Pick your answer!

What is a phobia?
An anxiety disorder characterized by irrational fear
A lack of emotion
A failure to feel afraid in a dangerous situation

15 of 18Pick your answer!

The nature versus nurture debate refers to what?
Whether development happens in stages or is a smoother process
Whether genetics matter more than environmental influences
Whether normal development or abnormal behavior are more important

16 of 18Pick your answer!

Psychology is the study of the mind and what?
Illnesses
Behavior
Body

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What is the main difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
A psychologist doesn't attend college
There is no difference
A psychiatrist is a classified medical doctor

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Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov is most famous for conducting experiments using what animals?
Ducklings
Mice
Dogs
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The study of psychology, that of the human mind and its behavior, provides the foundation for many other useful subjects. There are several major branches of psychology, and these include clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, animal psychology, developmental psychology, evolutionary psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology, neuropsychology, occupational psychology, and social psychology. Though being a clinical psychologist is an aim for many people studying psychology, there are a number of jobs one can obtain through studying psychology at college, including market researcher, career counselor, advertising agent, case manager, child care worker, laboratory assistant, psychiatric technician, probation or parole officer, rehabilitation specialist, sales representative, social service specialist, teacher, or even writer. To find out how much you know about basic psychology, just take this fun and challenging quiz! By answering the questions, you'll find out how much you already know about basic psychology and how far you have to go if you're considering a career in a psychology-related field.