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?
Feeling better within one minute of taking a painkiller
Refusing to partake in medical treatment
Not responding to medical treatment like chemotherapy
2 of 18Pick your answer!
The word "temperament" refers to what?
A person's character when they're sad
A person's character when they're happy
A person's usual mood
3 of 18Pick your answer!
Which of these words refers to memory loss?
Trance
Insomnia
Amnesia
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?
Deja vu
Hysteria
Aphasia
6 of 18Pick your answer!
Anxiety most usually takes place when thinking about what?
The present
The past
The future
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?
Obsessive self-love
Compassion for others
Compassion for animals
9 of 18Pick your answer!
What was Freud's first name?
Albert
Sigmund
Charles
10 of 18Pick your answer!
Which of these people sounds the most like an extrovert?
A man who throws a huge party and has the time of his life
A woman who invites a close friend over because she's feeling lonely
A man who throws a huge party but regrets it because he feels overwhelmed
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 who will drive you home
Staying late at work to comfort a crying colleague because you made her cry
Staying late at work to comfort a crying colleague
14 of 18Pick your answer!
What is a phobia?
A lack of emotion
An anxiety disorder characterized by irrational fear
A failure to feel afraid in a dangerous situation
15 of 18Pick your answer!
The nature versus nurture debate refers to what?
Whether normal development or abnormal behavior are more important
Whether development happens in stages or is a smoother process
Whether genetics matter more than environmental influences
16 of 18Pick your answer!
Psychology is the study of the mind and what?
Illnesses
Body
Behavior
17 of 18Pick your answer!
What is the main difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
A psychiatrist is a classified medical doctor
A psychologist doesn't attend college
There is no difference
18 of 18Pick your answer!
Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov is most famous for conducting experiments using what animals?
Dogs
Ducklings
Mice
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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.