Chapter 2: Introduction to Major Perspectives

Short Answer/Essay Questions

Try these AFTER you have thoroughly studied the chapter.  You should not have to look back at the text to answer them (only to check your answer!).  Remember, the point is NOT to memorize parts of the textbook but rather to understand the material and describe it in your OWN WORDS.

If you are going to write more than a couple of paragraphs, think about the structure of your answer.

  1. What are the main parts of the peripheral nervous system?
  2. Describe Freud’s theory of human consciousness.
  3. How are reinforcement and punishment used in operant conditioning?
  4. What are the key principles of humanistic psychology?

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