Origins of Psychology: Chapter 1

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Which of the following best defines operational definitions?

Concrete, measurable definitions for constructs

What is the primary function of the autonomic nervous system?

Involuntary functions

Which part of the brain is responsible for processing visual information?

Visual cortex

What is neurogenesis?

The formation of new neurons

In signal detection theory, what does the theory focus on?

Decision-making process in detecting stimuli

What are the primary tastes that humans can detect?

Sweet, salty, sour, bitter, umami

What is the main focus of Clinical Psychology?

Assessing and treating mental disorders

Which subfield of psychology examines how individuals are influenced by others and the social environment?

Social Psychology

According to Monism, how are the mind and body viewed?

As inseparable and functioning as one

Which major theory in psychology is associated with Sigmund Freud?

Psychoanalytic Theory

What is the purpose of Industrial-Organizational Psychology?

Applying psychological principles to the workplace

Which statistical measure indicates the strength and direction of a relationship between two variables?


Test your knowledge about the origins of psychology, including its evolution from philosophy and physiology in the late 19th century. Explore subfields like Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Social Psychology.

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