Another GRE Psych question

Discussion in 'CLEP, DANTES, and Other Exams for Credit' started by sisterc, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. sisterc

    sisterc New Member

    Advice from anyone who's taken this or similar exams would be wonderful. My question is this: I'm terrible with names. I don't think a person could be any worse. Just ask my kids, whose names escape me at the moment.

    With less than four weeks til exam and lo-o-o-o-o-ots of studying to do, would my time be better spent emphasizing the study of researcher names or would it be better spent on concepts, theories, etc.

    My thinking is that if I'm familiar with the meat of the subject, I'll be able to afford to skip right over the names and still do well. Am I deluding myself?
  2. Jodokk

    Jodokk Member

    Yeah, sort of...

    I was going to say that you are deluding yourself about skipping names, but as I remember, there was very little, less that ten percent, on the GRE about people. Knowing Rogers, Freud, Jung, Skinner and several others will help, and the people just below them, but you can probably pass (40%) without knowing the third and four tier psych folks. But, the truth can you really know anything about a system of psychotherapy or a world-changing research project very well without discussing its creator, its creation and purpose. I guess you could, but, yuk! I wouldn't chance it though. Mneumonics (wow, I wonder if that's even close to the correct spelling) is your friend. Start creating your own system for remembering names and such. That's how I did it.
    Dan B
  3. sisterc

    sisterc New Member

    Thanks Dan. Rogers, Freud, Jung, Skinner, Erikson, Chomsky, Locke, Lorenz--people in that echelon--they're relatively easy to remember. It's the Gesells and Halls and Termans that stump me.

    I'll take your advice to heart. Too bad sleeping with my head on the book doesn't work. I'd have it kicked.

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