23+ Psychology Trivia Questions and Answers

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 Trivia

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.

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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?
▶ Myers-Briggs
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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