Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychology

Fill in the Blank(s)


  1. Evolutionary psychology has its roots in ________.
  2. In terms of the nature-nurture debate, Aristotle argued for ________ while Plato argued for ________.
  3. Free will is typically contrasted with ________.
  4. ________ ________ are the ways of thinking, feeling or behaving that are shared by group members and perceived by them as appropriate.
  5. Western cultures are primarily oriented toward ________ while East Asian culture is primarily oriented toward ________.
  6. Freud, Jung, Adler and Erikson contributed to the ________ school of psychology.
  7. ________ used introspection to try to identify the basic elements of psychological experience.
  8. Biological processes underlie the ________ level of explanation while interpersonal processes underlie the ________ level.
  9. Descartes believed that the mind is fundamentally different from the mechanical body, in other words he believed in the principle of ________.
  10. ________ psychologists conduct research on the cognitive, emotional and social changes that occur across the lifespan.


  1. functionalism
  2. nurture, nature
  3. determinism
  4. social norms
  5. individualism, collectivism  ….. independence, interdependence is also an acceptable answer
  6. psychodynamic
  7. structuralism
  8. lower, middle
  9. dualism
  10. developmental


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