Many students come into AP psychology thinking they already know a ton about psychology. Unfortunately, much of what they "know" comes from movies and television which perpetuate misconceptions.
For example: "We only use 10% of our brains" This is false!
This "quiz" introduces many topics discussed in AP psychology in a fun way that opens up discussion -- we can't always trust hollywood!
For the teacher: every answer is FALSE! There is space for students to count up their correct responses to get a "score" out of 37 and a spot to write down their reaction. Use this score out of 37 as a learning experience, not a grade -- to show them how much they will be learning!
This quiz is based on the book:
50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior
By Scott O. Lilenfeld
Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio
Barry L. Beyerstein
If you download this quiz please leave me feedback. I'd love to hear how it went in your classes, too!
Always With Love,
The Secondary Fairy