AP Psychology Practice Test 16

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Question 12 questions

Time 9 minutes

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1. Which of the following most accurately explains why a pool with water temperature of 82 degrees may feel cool to a person who has been sunbathing, yet warm to a person who has been inside in the air conditioning?

2. According to the Gestalt theory of perception, being able to identify a three-sided object as being a triangle, even though it is partially blocked from view is an example of

3. Psychoactive substances are drugs that alter consciousness by

4. A child is frightened by the sudden barking of a neighbor's dog. Once her mother picks her up, the child begins to calm down as which of the following biological processes occurs?

5. The relaying of sensory information to the cerebral cortex is the primary function of the

6. Which of the following is an example of a result of operant conditioning?

7. Which of the following best states why the study of twins is significant to the field of behavioral genetics?

8. Detection of a just-noticeable difference (JND) depends on the

9. Lizette and her family watch the sunset over the ocean. While walking home in the increasing darkness, Lizette notices that she can no longer distinguish the colors of objects. Which of the following best explains why Lizette cannot see color in dim light?

10. In the "cocktail party phenomenon," an individual can focus on one conversation and filter out all the surrounding stimuli. This is an example of

11. Jay suffers from periods of amnesia and frequent loss of a sense of personal identity. It is likely Jay has a(n)

12. Which of the following correctly categorizes the components of Ivan Pavlov's research on conditioning?