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Psychology Quiz


  1. Name the neurologist known for his discovery of classical conditioning through his experiments with dogs?
  2. Which Austrian psychiatrist developed a concept which became known as the Inferiority Complex?
  3. Which neurologist was the founder of psychoanalysis?
  4. Which psychologist invented the terms 'introvert' and 'extrovert'?

  5. What three letter acronym is a mental health condition where a person has compulsive behaviours and obsessive thoughts?
  6. What effect is when a person's mental or physical health appears to improve after taking a 'dummy' medication?
  7. Which president described American psychologist Timothy Leary as the "most dangerous man in America"?
  8. Tarantism is a psychological illness characterized by an extreme impulse to do what?
  9. A psychological response where a captor forms a positive connection with a victim is named after which city?
  10. Who in 1890 wrote The Principles of Psychology?
  11. Commonly used to treat anxiety what does the acronym CBT stand for?
  12. Which word coined by psychologist Carl Jung is also the title of a 1983 album by The Police?
  13. Which Dominican friar and classical scholar divided mental illness into melancholia, mania, and depression?
  14. Freud’s personality theory saw the psyche structured into three parts: the ego, superego, and what else?
  15. Which mental disorder is characterized with a general misperception of reality and by episodes of psychosis?
  16. Which complex or psychological state is when a person believes that he or she is a savior?
  17. Which phenomenon was once known as mesmerism, or animal magnetism?
  18. What is the fear of open spaces called?
  19. The Psychology of the Imagination is a 1940 book by which French philosopher?
  20. Who wrote the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at a time when changes were being made to the way psychiatry was being approached in America?
  21. What does ADHD stand for?
  22. Glossophobia refers to a strong fear of what?
  23. What is the irrational and persistent feeling that people are 'out to get you' even if there is no evidence?
  24. What term best describes the mental processes that take place in the brain?
  25. What term originated during World War I to describe a type of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by many soldiers?


  1. Pavlov
  2. Alfred Adler
  3. Sigmund Freud
  4. Carl Jung
  5. OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
  6. Placebo effect
  7. Richard Nixon
  8. Dance
  9. Lima (Lima syndrome) (It’s the opposite of Stockholm syndrome.)
  10. William James
  11. Cognitive behavioural therapy
  12. Synchronicity
  13. Thomas Aquinas
  14. Id
  15. Schizophrenia
  16. Messiah complex
  17. Hypnosis
  18. Agoraphobia
  19. Jean-Paul Sartre
  20. Ken Kesey
  21. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  22. Public speaking
  23. Paranoia
  24. Cognition
  25. Shell shock