General Psychology Pre Test Fall 2014 Name

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General Psychology Pre-test-Fall 2014 Name: Camille Dickerson KU ID: 2753680 Please answer each of the questions below to the best of your ability based on your own knowledge. Do not to leave any questions blank and please do not look up any answers. Even if you are not confident in your answer, please give us your best guess. Use only the space provided for your answer. Have you ever had a Psychology class? Yes No If so, where did you take this class? __High School_____ 1) Jean Piaget argued that children pass through a series of cognitive stages as they grow, each of which must be mastered in succession before movement to the next cognitive stage can occur. Is this statement a theory, hypothesis or operational definition? This statement is a theory. 2) A psychologist discovers that the more people spend time with their friends outside of work, the happier they are when they are at work. The psychologist has discovered a __Positive__ correlation between the variables of “time with friends” and work place happiness. 3) What is a synapse? A synapse is a link where neurons communicate with other cells across narrow gaps using neurotransmitters or pulses (I learned this in my biology course last semester). 4) What is one of the oldest (evolutionarily) structures in the human brain? What does this structure do? One of the

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