School of Psychology Terminology

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Which branch of psychology focuses on the study of how behavior and thinking evolve as a result of natural selection?

Evolutionary psychology

What is the term for the phenomenon where people perceive a relationship between variables even when no such relationship exists?

Illusory correlation

Which type of study involves in-depth examination of a single individual or a small group?

Case study

In research, what is the term for the extent to which a test measures or predicts what it is supposed to?


Test your knowledge of key terms and concepts in the field of psychology with this quiz. From foundational schools of thought to contemporary research methods, this quiz covers a wide range of topics in the field of psychology.

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