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ACS Distance Education

PRACTICE PSYCHOLOGY EXAMINATION PAPER

INSTRUCTIONS

You have 5 minutes to read this paper prior to commencing to write, after which you have 1 hour and 30 minutes to answer all questions.

QUESTION 1.

Define any 4 of the following terms:

*Ambivalence *Apathy *Behaviour *Catalyst

*Cognition *Empirical *Fixation *Homeostasis

*Obsession *Perception *Performance *Psychosomatic

*Socialisation *Stereotype *Temperament *Trait.

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QUESTION 2

Summarise the risks involved in applying psychology in two different specified situations.

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QUESTION 3

a/ Describe how the nervous system functions to transmit messages throughout the body.

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b/ Compare the function of the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

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c/ Provide an example of behaviour affected by modelling, as observed by the learner.

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QUESTION 4:

Provide an example of behaviour affected by modelling, as observed by the learner.

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QUESTION 5:

Distinguish between consciousness and perception, in the attitude of an observed individual.

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QUESTION 6:

Summarise the following four main stages of development:

a) Sensorimotor
b) Pre-operational
c) Concrete operational
d) Formal operational.

 

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QUESTION 7:

Explain two examples of conditioning, as observed by the learner.

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QUESTION 8:

Give examples of any three of the following different defence mechanisms:

a) Repression
b) Displacement
c) Rationalisation
d) Projection
e) Denial
f) Evaluation
g) Sublimation
h) Reaction/formation
i) Intellectualisation

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