Are You a Good Psychologist?
 

This quiz concerns practical psychology. It includes ten items from different aspects of life. They are questions to which psychology has found answers. Test yourself to what extent you as a layman are familiar with the knowledge of science. Tick the most suitable answer, only one answer is correct in each case.
 

1/1. What is the best way to help people suffering from depression?

 Taking care of them by trying to make them laugh.
 Speaking to them or take them out if they want to.
 Encouraging them and trying to help them pull themselves together.

Choose just one answer you regard as correct.

2/2. Imagine, you have fainted somewhere in public. In which of the following situations will you most likely get help?

 During the day in a square where there are a lot of people.
 On the bus if it is quite crowded and somebody is sitting next to you as well.
 In a shopping aisle where only one other person is shopping.

Choose just one answer you regard as correct.

3/3. Imagine you are communicating with another person – you are just speaking and your counterpart is touching his mouth with his or her fingers or all over his or her mouth. What could that possibly mean?

 He or she does not believe you.
 What you are saying is news to him or her.
 He or she is not paying attention and is thinking of something else.

Choose just one answer you regard as correct.

4/4. Does a person remember what was going on during hypnosis after it has finished?

 Yes, always.
 No, only if a psychologist uses hypnotic suggestion to give him or her a loss of memory
 No, never.

Choose just one answer you regard as correct.

5/5. In your opinion, is it probable that a person threatening suicide will attempt to commit it in reality? If so, what is the probability?

 Probability is about 60%.
 Probability is nearly 100%.
 Probably there will not be an attempt. A barking dog does not bite.

Choose just one answer you regard as correct.

6/6. Imagine a situation where a suspect is being interrogated by the police at the police station. You can see it very often in films – a policeman sitting behind the desk and the interrogated individual is sitting on an ordinary chair in the middle of the room. What is the purpose of this arrangement?

 The suspect should feel inferior and the policeman, automatically, should have a superior position.
 The suspect should see as less of the policeman as possible.
 The suspect should feel unprotected and the policeman can see him or her very well.

Choose just one answer you regard as correct.

7/7. In a situation where somebody is being watched by others (an audience) during an activity, there is for example the following phenomenon:

 The performance of the individual will improve if it is a simple, routine activity.
 The performance of the individual will improve if the activity is, on the other hand, new and complicated.
 The performance of the individual will definitely decrease.

Choose just one answer you regard as correct.

8/8. Let's say you are a shopkeeper selling groceries and so you need to attract loyal customers. Which of the following situations is, from this point, the least positive?

 A customer finds a closed shop with the sign "I will be back in a minute" during his or her third and sixth visit.
 A customer does big shopping during the first visit and discovers later that he or she has bought an out of date yogurt.
 A customer finds stale bread on the shelf during his second visit and so does not buy it.

Choose just one answer you regard as correct.

9/9. A typical paedophile (a person preferring children sexually) acts in the following way most often:

 He will not hurt the children. He, more likely, imagines them for example during masturbation.
 He will attempt to get closer to their body the least strikingly (e.g. when the child sleeps).
 He strives for direct sexual activities with the child without hiding it.

Choose just one answer you regard as correct.

10/10. Imagine an ordinary, average company. What should an employer do from the following in order to keep his good middle and higher level employees?

 Improve the reputation of the firm and improve the working conditions (modern facilities and conveniences, cleanliness etc.)
 To pay high salaries with interesting benefits.
 To show interest in the employees and give them the impression they are important for the firm.

Choose just one answer you regard as correct.



 

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