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College Social Sciences
What is the physiological view of dreams and interpretations?
  1. Simple, random neural firing.
  2. Process of information while sleeping.
  3. Reaction to medicines while sleeping.
  4. Too much caffeine before sleeping.
Grade 9 Psychology
               reasoning is when conclusions are reached based upon general laws/theories.
  1. fallacious
  2. deductive
  3. inductive
  4. logical
Grade 9 Psychology
The maple tree's leaves have changed color every autumn for the past 35 years. Therefore, they will change color again this autumn. This is an example of                 reasoning.
  1. logical
  2. inductive
  3. deductive
  4. fallacious
Grade 9 Psychology
               reasoning is when conclusions are derived from repeated observations.
  1. logical
  2. deductive
  3. inductive
  4. illogical
Grade 11 Sociology
Which of the following best defines sociology?
  1. The study of individual behavior
  2. The study of cultures
  3. The study of society and social interaction
  4. The study of economics
Grade 11 Sociology
A sociologist would refer to the laws of a society as                   .
  1. Norms
  2. Mores
  3. Folkways
  4. Informal Sanctions
Grade 7 Criminal Justice
In a                case, a court settles a disagreement between two parties.
  1. juvenile
  2. criminal
  3. civil
  4. felony
Grade 7 Criminal Justice
A person accused of a crime may be                if the police have probable cause.
  1. killed
  2. arrested
  3. released
  4. sentenced
College Social Sciences
Which of the following psychologists is NOT associated with the study of classical conditioning?
  1. Skinner
  2. Pavlov
  3. Watson
  4. Neither A nor C is associated with classical conditioning
Grade 12 Psychology
cognitive development is the process that involves the thinking process in young children.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 10 Social Sciences
Who was the Greek philosopher who taught that intellect is the highest form of reality?
  1. Aristotle
  2. Pliny
  3. Plato
  4. Galen
Grade 12 Psychology
Which level of Maslow's hierarchy is epitomized by the U.S. Army slogan, "Be all that you can be"?
  1. Safety
  2. Physiological
  3. Belongingness
  4. Self-actualization
College Social Sciences
Psychologists use the term                 to refer to a relatively permanent change in behavior relating from experience.
  1. development
  2. maturation
  3. cognition
  4. learning
College Social Sciences
Sleep provides time for physical and cognitive restoration.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 9 Psychology
The branch of the learning approach to personality that focuses on the role of reinforcements in shaping people's behavior is
  1. social learning.
  2. collective unconscious.
  3. the humanistic approach.
  4. behaviorism.
Grade 9 Psychology
When you use knowledge and experience to figure out why a lamp in your house will not light, you are using
  1. classical conditioning
  2. insight learning
  3. innate behavior
  4. trial-and-error learning
Grade 10 Criminal Justice
The deliberate giving of false testimony.
  1. immunity
  2. perjury
  3. acquit
  4. libel
Grade 10 Social Sciences
Which of the following is good description of architecture as is applied in technology?
  1. The type of building design
  2. The type of processor and speed
  3. The model of the processor
  4. The computer's brand
Grade 9 Psychology
Keeping the records of research participants confidential is an example of
  1. ethical standards.
  2. independent variable.
  3. informed consent.
  4. volunteer bias.
College Social Sciences
Which of the following is NOT a disadvantage of punishment?
  1. It is ineffective if it is not delivered immediately after the undesirable behavior.
  2. Physical punishment sends the message that aggressive behavior is appropriate.
  3. It tends to change behavior very slowly.
  4. Punishment does not suggest which alternative behaviors might be more desirable.
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