What’s Your Psychology IQ? Find Out With This 10 Item Test

whats your psychology iq

There are various kinds of IQ tests available and one type is the psychology IQ Test. It is a standard test that will tell you about your knowledge and expertize in the field of psychology. So what are you waiting for? Take this interesting test now!

While I’d hardly call myself a psychology genius by any means, I have been teaching psychology courses continuously at the college level since 1994. And I recently wrote the book Own Your Psychology Major! A Guide to Student Success (published by the American Psychology Association). So I figure I know a thing or two. 

Based on this experience, I thought it’d be useful to put together a straightforward quiz to help people gauge their basic knowledge of the field of psychology. Good luck!

Take This 10-Item Psychology IQ Test To Gauge Your Understanding Of Psychological Concepts.

1. Piaget’s Ideas On Cognitive Development Largely Focus On Which Of The Following: 

  • A. How young adults come to understand abstract philosophical concepts
  • B. How young adults come to understand technical concepts such as algebra
  • C. How young children come to understand dimensions of the physical world, such as volume
  • D. How young children come develop social and emotional skills

Related: The Dunning-Kruger Effect (And How To Avoid This Cognitive Bias)

2. Classic Research On Social Influence, Such As Stanley Milgram’s Work On Obedience To Authority, Generally Showed That ______.

  • A. people are often highly susceptible to situational and social influences in terms of their actions
  • B. people are generally highly independent in their thinking and are largely unaffected by social and situational influences
  • C. the personality trait of extraversion plays the largest role in shaping how people are influenced by social situations
  • D. the personality trait of emotional stability plays the largest role in shaping how people are influenced by social situations

3. The Evolutionary Perspective In Psychology Suggests That Many Behavioral Patterns In Humans ______.

  • A. were shaped to help the species of Homo sapiens survive relative to other species
  • B. were shaped by evolutionary forces to facilitate survival and/or reproduction of individuals
  • C. are exclusively the result of social-constructionist processes
  • D. are unrelated to such forces as natural and sexual selection

4. Nerve Cells, Also Called ____, Release Chemicals Called _____ Which Underlie Psychological Phenomena.

  • A. t-cells; hydroblasts
  • B. neurons; hydroblasts 
  • C. t-cells; neurotransmitters
  • D. neurons; neurotransmitters

5. Experimental Methods, Including Such Processes As Random Assignment To Conditions, Are Largely Designed To Allow Researchers To See ______.

  • A. if two variables are causally related to one another 
  • B. if two variables are negatively correlated with one another
  • C. the effects of dispositional influences on behavior
  • D. the effects of demographic factors on behavior

6. In Terms Of Visual Perception, Animals That Are Largely Nocturnal Tend To Have Disproportionately High Numbers Of These Cells In Their Retinas:

  • A. t-cells
  • B. b-cells
  • C. rods
  • D. cones

7. The Field Of Psychology That Largely Focuses On Psychological Processes As They Play Out In The Workplace And In Organizational Contexts Is Known As Which Of The Following?

  • A. Office Science
  • B. Counseling Psychology
  • C. Political/Educational Psychology
  • D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Related: 12 Useful Psychological Tricks That’ll Give You An Edge When Dealing With People

8. Work On Attachment Styles In Young Children Generally Relates To How Securely Children Are Attached To ______.

  • A. their friends
  • B. their toys and pets
  • C. their caregivers
  • D. adults in general

Related: Disorganized Attachment Style: Why It Is The Most Insecure Form Of Attachment

9. Which Of The Following Is NOT Considered One Of The “Big 5” Personality Traits (Traits Thought To Underlie Most Of The Traits That Characterize Human Personality)?

  • A. open-mindedness
  • B. emotional intelligence
  • C. neuroticism
  • D. extraversion
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Glenn Geher

Glenn Geher, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at the State University of New York at New Paltz where he has been awarded SUNY Chancellor Awards for Excellence for both Teaching and Research. In addition to teaching various courses and directing the New Paltz Evolutionary Psychology Lab, Glenn serves as founding director of the campus’s Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) program. He is also credited as the founder of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society (NEEPS). Glenn has published several books including Evolutionary Psychology 101, Mating Intelligence Unleashed: The Role of the Mind in Sex, Dating, and Love, Straightforward Statistics, and Own Your Psychology Major! In Darwin’s Subterranean World: Evolution, Mind, and Mating Intelligence, Glenn addresses various topics related to the human condition.View Author posts