General Psychology 2012. Block G. Getting to know you…. Find Someone Who 2 Truths and a Lie Naming adjective game – to get your neurons firing!. Course handout – what to expect. Psychology 2012/2013 Welcome to…
Pre-Instruction Diagnostic Assessment
How much do you already know about psychology?
T F 1. The behavior of most so-called “lower” animals (reptiles, insects, etc) is entirely instinctual and unaffected by learning.
T F 2. For the first few weeks of life, a baby sees nothing but a gray blur regardless of what he or she looks at.
T F 3. A child learns to talk more quickly if the adults around the child habitually repeat the word he or she is trying to say, using proper pronunciation.
T F 4. The best way to get a chronically noisy child to settle down and pay attention is to use punishment to modify the behavior.
T F 5. Slow learners remember more of what they learn than fast learners.
T F 6. Highly intelligent people (“geniuses”) tend to be physically frail and socially isolated.
T F 7. On the average, you cannot predict from a person’s grades at school and college whether he or she will do well in a career.
T F 8. Most stereotypes are completely true.
T F 9. In small amounts, alcohol is a stimulant.
T F 10. Lysergic acid diethylamide-25 (LSD) causes chromosome damage.
T F 11. The largest drug problem in terms of number of people affected is cannabis use.
T F 12. Psychiatry is a subdivision of psychology.
T F 13. Most mentally retarded people are also mentally ill.
T F 14. A third or more of the people suffering from severe mental disorders are potentially dangerous.
T F 15. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an outmoded technique no longer used in today’s mental hospitals.
T F 16. The more severe the disorder, the more time in therapy is required to cure it, e.g. schizophrenics usually require years of psychoanalysis.
T F 17. Nearly all the psychological characteristics that distinguish men and women appear to be inborn rather than learned, e.g. in all cultures women are more emotional and less sexually aggressive than men.
T F 18. No reputable psychologist believes in phenomena such as ESP, hypnosis, or the bizarre mental and physical achievements of Eastern yogis.
T F 19. Modern psychoactive medications have no side effects.
T F 20. If a child is not speaking with relative fluency by age 3, there is reason to believe that he or she is developmentally impaired.
Look at the posters and articles in 3018 and answer the following:
Where did psychology come from?
Definition of psychology
How did psychology develop?