AP Psychology Exam Review
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Psychoactive Drug
- Humanistic theory
- Abnormal Behavior
- Descriptive Studies
- Variable-ratio Schedule
- a An explanation of behavior that emphasizes the entirety of life rather than individual components of behavior and focuses on human dignity, individual choice, and self-worth
- b A type of research method that allows researchers to measure variables so that they can develop a description of a situation or phenomenon
- c A reinforcement schedule in which a reinforcer (reward) is delivered after a predetermined but variable number of responses has occurred
- d A drug that alters behavior, thought, or perception by altering biochemical reactions in the nervous system, thereby affecting consciousness
- e Behavior characterized as atypical, socially unacceptable, distressing to the individual or others, maladaptive, and/or the result of distorted cognitions
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The communication of information by cues or actions that include gestures, tone of voice, vocal inflections, and facial expressions.
- The overt story line, characters, and setting of a dream-the obvious, clearly discernible events of the dream
- Psychological disorder that may become evident after a person has undergone extreme stress caused by some type of disaster; common symptoms include vivid, intrusive recollections or reexperiences of the traumatic event and occasional lapses of normal consciousness
- A sample of individuals who match the population with whom they are being compared with regard to key variables such as socioeconomic status and age
- The way words and groups of words combine to form phrases, clauses, and sentences.
5 True/False Questions
Gender Schema Theory → The theory that children and adolescents use gender as an organizing theme to classify and interpret their perceptions about the world and themselves
agonist → chemical that mimics or facilitates the actions of a neurotransmitter
Stimulus Discrimination → The depth and richness of a hue determined by determined by the homogeneity of the wavelengths contained in the reflected light; also known as purity.
fovea → small area of retina where image is focused
percentile score → Areas of the retina that, when stimulated, produce a change in the firing of cells in the visual system.