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Psychological Terms Practice Exercises

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Psychological Terms Study Guide

Activity 1: WHICH ONE DOES NOT BELONG?

Read each group of words and circle the one that doesn't fit.

  1. delusion, biofeedback, hallucination
  2. phobia, paranoid, addiction
  3. bipolar, imprinting, obsessive-compulsive disorder
  4. cognition, stigma, consciousness
  5. transference, fixation, neurotransmitters

Activity 2: TRUE OR FALSE?

Read each statement and mark it T for true or F for false.

  1. When a person isn't even aware of painful feelings, it's an example of repression.
  2. Paranoid is when a person has to keep touching or moving things repeatedly in fear that something terrible will happen if he or she doesn't.
  3. Extreme mood swings from excessive happiness to deep depression is often diagnosed as a phobia.
  4. Meditation could easily be recommended for a person who's trying to learn more about him- or herself.
  5. A catatonic person is often dealing with an overabundance of energy.

Activity 3: WHAT AM I?

Read each question, then write the appropriate word from this lesson's vocabulary.

  1. I'm important messengers in your brain. What am I?
  2. I'm a fear that's completely irrational but persistent. What am I?
  3. I'm a condition that results from a physical dependence on a drug. What am I?
  4. I make it impossible for you to move. What am I?
  5. I follow the first thing I see after I'm born. What am I?
  6. I'm the state of awareness you have whenever you're awake. What am I?
  7. I can't think of anything other than this one thing. What am I?
  8. I convince you to keep looking over your shoulder just in case we're being followed. What am I?
  9. I'm something you try to hide because it embarrasses you. What am I?
  10. I'm what happens when you put your feelings for someone else onto your therapist. What am I?

Activity 4: WORD MIX-UP

Unscramble each word and write it correctly.

1. andoictdi
2. iodebaeckbf
3. tniiualclaonh
4. farctnneeser
5. siachzehinpro
6. nrotaiusesmnetrtr
7. ginoctnio
8. ctainctoa
9. rngipimnti
10. laorbpi

Answers

Activity 1: WHICH ONE DOES NOT BELONG?

  1. biofeedback
  2. addiction
  3. imprinting
  4. stigma
  5. neurotransmitters

Activity 2: TRUE OR FALSE?

  1. True
  2. False
  3. False
  4. True
  5. False

Activity 3: WHAT AM I?

  1. neurotransmitters
  2. phobia
  3. addiction
  4. catatonic
  5. imprinting
  6. cognition
  7. fixation
  8. paranoid
  9. stigma
  10. transference

Activity 4: WORD MIX-UP

  1. addiction
  2. biofeedback
  3. hallucination
  4. transference
  5. schizophrenia
  6. neurotransmitters
  7. cognition
  8. catatonic
  9. imprinting
  10. bipolar
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