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If You’re Serious About Your Career, Use the Most Comprehensive GRE Guide on the Market Today! 
REA’s NEW GRE Psychology Test Prep with Practice Tests on CD Gets You into Grad School!  
Higher GRE scores mean better options! Scoring well on the GRE Psychology Subject Test doesn’t just help you get into grad school, it helps move your career forward. So it’s worth every minute of your valuable time to be knowledgeable, confident, and prepared to do your best. REA’s new test prep will get you ready for the GRE and on your way to grad school! 
Designed for students and professionals looking to advance their careers, this eighth edition of our popular test prep contains everything you need to succeed. A list of review topics identifies all the information tested on the GRE Psychology test. A comprehensive glossary containing more than 2,000 must-know psychology terms is provided for reference and additional study.  
The book includes six full-length practice tests based on the most recent GRE Psychology exam. Each test contains every type of question that can be expected on the GRE so you can “practice for real” and boost your confidence before taking the exam.  
Three of the book’s exams are featured on our TestWare® CD with the most powerful scoring and diagnostic tools available today. Automatic scoring and instant reports help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you’ll succeed when it counts! Our on-screen detailed explanations of answers help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. We don’t just say which answers are right – we also explain why the other answer choices are incorrect – so you’ll be prepared on test day! 
Our exclusive Pro Study Plan helps you maximize your valuable study time while learning effective test-taking strategies and timesaving tips from the pros.  
As an added bonus, up-to-the-minute GRE test information and updates are available at:  
If you’re serious about your career and are ready to take on the GRE Psychology Subject Test – get the most comprehensive guide on the market today!     

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738608396
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 5/20/2010
  • Series: GRE Test Preparation
  • Edition description: Eighth
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 809,878
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert T. Kellogg, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor of Psychology
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Richard Pisacreta, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Ferris Sate University, Big Rapids, MI

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This book and our accompanying GRE Psychology TestWare® software have been developed to effectively prepare you for the GRE Psychology Test. Included are six complete practice tests based on the most recent test administrations. Each test is 2 hours and 50 minutes in length, with every type of question you can expect to encounter on the GRE Psychology Test. 

The book’s Practice Tests 4, 5, and 6 are also on CD-ROM as part of REA's exclusive interactive GRE Psychology TestWare® package. The software provides timed conditions and instantaneous, accurate scoring, which makes it easier to pinpoint your strenghts and weaknesses. For your convenience, our interactive GRE Psychology TestWare® has been provided in Windows format. Our program calculates both raw and scaled scores fo reach test and subscore area, and detailed explanations are provided for every question. Instructions on how to install our software can be found on page 580. 

By completing all six tests and studying the explanations that follow, you will put yourself in the best possible position to master the GRE Psychology Test. 

The GRE Psychology Test is given three times a year by Educational Testing Service under policies set by the Graduate Record Examinations Board, an independent board affiliated with the Association of Graduate Schools and the Council of Graduate Schools. Graduate school applicants submit GRE test results together with their undergraduate records as part of a highly competitive admissions. 

The questions for the test are written by a committee of specialists who are selected from various undergraduate and graduate faculties. The test consists of approximately 205 multiple-choice questions that are designed to measure a student’s knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, and concepts in the broad field of psychology. The questions are taken from the courses of study most commonly offered in an undergraduate psychology curriculum. 

The content of the test is divided into three areas. Social- or social science-oriented (about 43% of the test) questions are concerned with developmental, personality, abnormal, clinical, and social psychology. Experimental or natural-science-oriented (about 40% of the test) questions are concerned with sensation, physiology, learning, cognition, and perception. General (about 17%
of the test) questions draw on your knowledge of historical applied psychology as well as measurement, statistics, and research designs. 

There are three separate scores:
• A total score based on all questions.
• A subscore* for social psychology questions only.
• A subscore* for experimental psychology questions only.

*The questions from which the subscores are calculated are not labeled separately and are distributed
throughout the entire test.


Making the Most of REA’s 12-Week Pro Study Plan 
As a busy student or professional, you may be wondering how you will find time to work, have a social life, take care of family obligations, and prepare for the GRE Psychology Subject Test. But don’t worry, our GRE Pro Study Plan gives you a complete road map from now until test day. This flexible schedule allows you to work at your own pace and shows you how to prepare for the GRE
Psychology Test as efficiently as possible. You’ll get organized, stay on track, and make the most of your valuable study time.
You will need to make time every day to study for the GRE Psychology Test. How and when you study is up to you, but consistency is the key to completing your GRE preparation. Make studying a priority and consider it a “job” until you take the GRE exam. 

Keep in mind that a high score on the GRE doesn’t just help you get into a better grad school; it helps move your career forward. Therefore, a solid commitment to daily study is worth every minute of your time. The results will pay off in the long run! 

This study schedule will help you become thoroughly prepared for the GRE Psychology. Although the schedule is designed as a 6-week study program, it can be compressed into a 3-week plan by combining two weeks of study into one. If you choose the 6-week schedule, you should plan to study for at least one hour a day. GRE examinees who are following a 3-week program need to set aside at
least two hours for studying every day.

Find a study routine that works for you and stick to it! Some people like to get up early and study for an hour or two before going to work. Others might choose to study while commuting, on their lunch hour, at the library, or at home after work. Whatever schedule you choose, make a commitment to study every day – even on weekends. Remember, daily focused concentration on the GRE subject matter will help you retain more information, fully grasp the material tested, and improve your overall GRE score.

This GRE test prep with TestWare® offers you additional practice and reinforcement. We’ve included six practice tests in the book, and three of these practice tests appear on our interactive, easy-to-use CD. The TestWare® CD offers diagnostic feedback, on-screen detailed answer explanations, and timed testing conditions, so you can “practice for real” and know what to expect on the GRE Psychology before exam day.

The CD comes with step-by-step installation instructions and a tutorial that explains how to answer the practice test questions. No matter what your technological skill level, you will benefit from taking our exams on CD. It’s a great way for you to practice your test-taking skills while mastering the GRE subject matter.



Here are the key subject areas covered on the GRE Psychology Test. Items on the test are pegged at the same level of difficulty as one would find in at typical undergraduate psychology course.

Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity
Research Designs
Statistical Method and the Evaluation of Evidence
Analysis and Interpretation of Findings

Classical Conditioning
Instrumental Conditioning
Observational Learning, Modeling
Theories, Applications, and Issues

Representation (Catagorization, Imagery, Schemas, Scripts)
Problem Solving
Judgment, Decision-Making Processes
Planning, Metacognition
Theories, Applications, and Issues

Psychophysics, Signal Detection
Perception Organization
Theories, Applications, and Issues

Working Memory
Long-Term Memory
Types of Memory
Memory Systems and Processes
Theories, Applications, and Issues

Units (phonemes, morphemes, phrases)
Speech Perception and Processing
Reading Processes
Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
Theories, Applications, and Issues

Sensory Structures and Processes
Motor Structures and Functions

Central Structures and Processes
Motivational, Arousal, Emotion
States of Consciousness
Neuromodulators and Drugs
Hormonal Factors
Comparative and Ethology
Theories, Applications, and Issues

Stress, Conflict, and Coping
Diagnostic Systems
Causes and Development of Disorders
Neurophysiological Factors
Treatment of Disorders
Health Psychology
Cultural or Gender Issues
Theories, Applications, and Issues

Perception, Cognition, Memory, Social Cognition
Learning, Intelligence
Social, Personality
Socialization, Family and Cultural Influences
Theories, Applications, and Issues

Personality and Behavior
Applications and Issues

Social Perception, Cognition, Attribution, Beliefs
Attitudes and Behavior
Social Comparison, Self
Emotion and Affect
Influence and Persuasion
Interpersonal Attraction and Close Relationships
Group and Intergroup Processes
Cultural or Gender Influences
Evolutionary Psychology, Altruism, and Aggression
Theories, Applications, and Issues

Further information on the GRE Psychology Test is available by contacting:
P.O. Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
Phone: (866) 473-4373 or (609)771-7670
TTY: (609) 771-7714

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Table of Contents

About This Book and TestWare® 
About The Test 
Pro Study Plan 
How To Score Your Practice Tests 
Important GRE Psychology Review Topics 


Detailed Explanations of Answers 

Detailed Explanations of Answers
Detailed Explanations of Answers

Detailed Explanations of Answers

Detailed Explanations of Answers

Detailed Explanations of Answers


Installing REA’s TestWare®
Technical Support
GRE Psychology Score Conversion 
About Research & Education Association

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