History of Experimental Psychology and Behaviorism Quiz

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What is the primary goal of psychological science?

Why are laws seldom used in psychology?

What makes a theory useful in psychology?

How are theories defined in psychology?

Which goal of psychological science involves having an understanding of what causes a behavior to occur?

What is the capacity in psychological science to know in advance when certain behaviors are expected to occur called?

Which term refers to a psychological construct that is understood and explored through subjective methods like interviews?

In psychology, what is the term used for a construct that is theoretically assumed to have an effect on a dependent variable?

Which of the following is an example of a pseudoscientific practice mentioned in the text?

What is the belief behind 'Mesmerism' (animal magnetism)?

Which early pioneer is associated with the experimental method in studying human perception?

What practice involves determining one's personality through handwriting?

In a quasi-experiment, how are participants assigned to different levels of the independent variable?

What is the main emphasis of correlational design in research?

Which design focuses on examining differences in the levels of a particular variable between naturally occurring categories of people?

What is the primary purpose of meta-analysis in research?

What is a primary characteristic of causal-comparative design in quantitative research?

Which of the following designs in quantitative research focuses on examining the relationship between two or more variables?

What is the main purpose of conducting a meta-analysis in research?

In the context of quantitative research, what does test development and validation primarily involve?

What type of research involves the study of cause-and-effect relationships between variables?

Which research approach is characterized by studying laws, theories, or principles that can be applied universally?

In which research design are researchers likely to mention limitations and recommendations for future studies?

Which type of research typically connects variables to examine cause-and-effect relationships?


Test your knowledge of the history of experimental psychology, from Titchener's structuralism to Watson's behaviorism, Skinner's experiments, and the cognitive revolution. Explore key concepts like introspection, the Little Albert experiment, and the cognitive psychology movement.

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