AP Psychology MCQ Question with Answer

AP Psychology MCQ with detailed explanation for interview, entrance and competitive exams. Explanation are given for understanding.

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Question No : 1
According to the concept of social loafing, what happens when individuals work in a group compared to when they work alone?

They tend to exert less effort in a group.
They tend to exert more effort in a group.
They exert the same level of effort in both situations.
Their effort is unpredictable and can vary.

Question No : 2
What term is used to describe the process of encoding information by forming associations or links between new information and existing knowledge?

Elaborative rehearsal
Maintenance rehearsal

Question No : 3
Which part of the brain is responsible for processing visual information?

Occipital lobe
Temporal lobe
Parietal lobe
Frontal lobe

Question No : 4
Which type of memory has a very brief duration and holds information from the senses for a fraction of a second?

Sensory memory
Short-term memory
Long-term memory
Explicit memory

Question No : 5
What is the correct sequence of stages in Piaget's theory of cognitive development?

Sensorimotor, Preoperational, Concrete Operational, Formal Operational
Preoperational, Sensorimotor, Concrete Operational, Formal Operational
Formal Operational, Concrete Operational, Preoperational, Sensorimotor
Concrete Operational, Formal Operational, Preoperational, Sensorimotor

Question No : 6
Which part of the brain is responsible for processing and integrating sensory information from all senses except smell?

Parietal lobe

Question No : 7
According to Maslow, what is the term for the motivation to fulfill one's potential and become the best one can be?

Esteem needs
Safety needs
Belongingness and love needs