The human mind is a fascinating system that operates so intricately. Hence, we now know many borderline personality disorder names, mental illness types, personalities, methodical thinking patterns and so on. Psychology trivia seems like the best way to see how much of the topic you know!
Psychology is the study of the human mind and how it works. It’s how we understand human motivation, brain activity, and the things that make a healthy brain. How many psychology facts do you know? Maybe you didn’t know some of these.
- The Stanford prison experiment happened in a prison setting to prove people conform easily to social roles they are expected to play.
- Ivan Pavlov is a Russian scientist best known for studying conditioned reflexes.
- The human brain can handle up to 1,024 terabytes of information.
Psychology Questions and Answers
We have put together a wide range of questions on modern psychology, experimental psychology, and more in this list of Psychology trivia questions and answers. See how many you can get right!
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|The psychological test of human emotions and personality, using inkblots, is formally known as what?||▶ The Rorschach test|
|Gymnophobia is the fear of what?||▶ Nudity|
|What do you call a condition where a person puts significant focus on physical symptoms to a level that brings functional problems?||▶ Somatic Symptom Disorder|
|Which Psychologist is best known for his work around the theory of Behaviorism?||▶ B F Skinner|
|What mental disorder causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs and lows?||▶ Bipolar Disorder|
|When was the American Psychological Association founded?||▶ July 1892|
|What are the five levels of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs?||▶ Physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization|
|What personality traits assessment gives you an archetype based on the following personalities: Extraversion vs. Introversion, |
Sensing vs. Intuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving?
|What is another name for the inkblot test?||▶ Rorschach test|
|What is the series of experiments performed by Albert Bandura to test his social learning theory between 1961 and 1963?||▶ Bobo Experiment|
|Which famous psychologist in child development formulated the theory of “genetic epistemology”?||▶ Jean Piaget|
|Which American psychologist is called the Father of American Psychology?||▶ William James|
|What’s the mental disorder where people have an inflated sense of their own importance and need validation and admiration of others?||▶ Narcissistic Personality Disorder|
|What hormones does browsing through social media trigger?||▶ Cortisol and Dopamine|
|What is the fear of clowns called?||▶ Coulrophobia|
|Who is considered the father of psychoanalysis?||▶ Sigmund Freud|
|Which psychologist investigated obedience using electric shocks?||▶ Stanley Milgram|
|Dendrophobia is the fear of what?||▶ Trees|
|The desire to eat strange things that are non-nutritive is known as what?||▶ Pica|
|Cynophobia is the fear of what kind of animal?||▶ Dogs|
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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.
Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.
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