1997 AP Psychology Free-Response Questions
Directions: You have 50 minutes to answer BOTH of the following questions.
It is not enough to answer a question by merely listing facts. You should
present a cogent argument based on your critical analysis of the question posed.
- Many people are concerned about the effects of the use
of physical punishment to modify the undesirable behavior of children.
- Basing your answer on psychological knowledge,
apply each of the following in an argument against the use of physical
Classical conditioning of fear
- How would psychologists use the following
processes to modify children’s undesirable behavior?
- Although personality is generally consistent
throughout the life span, some people exhibit major personality changes.
- How do each of the following help explain BOTH
continuity and change in personality?
- How would any TWO of the above interact to produce
change in the trait of shyness?