AP Psychology Practice Test 14

1. Piaget proposed that children develop knowledge by

2. A longitudinal study would be useful in assessing which of the following?

3. Calvin's fear of dogs was so great that he could not even visit his friends who had dogs or who lived in a neighborhood that had a lot of dogs. Once he sought help, he worked to overcome this fear first by witnessing his counselor playing with a dog and then, after a while, by actually touching and petting a dog himself. The method used to help Calvin overcome his fears is known as

4. A clinical psychologist who is working with an aggressive child seeks to understand the child's behavior in light of the dynamics of the entire family. Which of the following best identifies the approach the psychologist has chosen?

5. The manual of clinical syndromes published by the American Psychiatric Association that is used for descriptive diagnosis is commonly called the

6. Which of the following samples would be considered most representative of male college students?

7. The myelin sheath that covers the axons of most neurons serves to do which of the following?

Questions 8-9 refer to the following information.

The book A Clockwork Orange portrays a violent individual being forced to watch violent films while simultaneously being induced by medication to vomit as a means of "curing" him of his violent tendencies. During this "treatment," the music of Beethoven is played in the background. As a result, the violent individual becomes ill not only when he views physical violence, but also whenever he hears Beethoven.

8. In this experiment, Beethoven's music is the

9. In this experiment, the individual's illness in response to the medication is the

10. Which of the following questions best frames the nature-nurture controversy?

11. After a neuron has fired,

12. Iconic memory refers to