What Is Psychology?

Review Questions

Which of the following was mentioned as a skill to which psychology students would be exposed?

  1. critical thinking
  2. use of the scientific method
  3. critical evaluation of sources of information
  4. all of the above

Hint:

D

Psyche is a Greek word meaning ________.

  1. essence
  2. soul
  3. behavior
  4. love

Hint:

B

Before psychology became a recognized academic discipline, matters of the mind were undertaken by those in ________.

  1. biology
  2. chemistry
  3. philosophy
  4. physics

Hint:

C

In the scientific method, a hypothesis is a(n) ________.

  1. observation
  2. measurement
  3. test
  4. proposed explanation

Hint:

D