Child Psychology Test 1

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A quiz to help me with my Child Psych class


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is NOT a Dimension of Research?
    • A. 

      Lab vs. Naturalistic

    • B. 

      Theoretical versus Non-Theoretical

    • C. 

      Manipulative versus Non-Manipulative

    • D. 

      Age Difference versus Age Change

    • E. 

      Observational versus Non-Observational

  • 2. 
    How many dimensions of research are there?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

    • F. 

      6

  • 3. 
    Which of these does NOT involve itself with Child Development?
    • A. 

      Behavior at different ages (descriptive step)

    • B. 

      Behavior changes

    • C. 

      Environmental factors

    • D. 

      Dietary observation of food intake.

    • E. 

      Variations (all children are different)

  • 4. 
    What is Lab Study?
    • A. 

      Where you go into a person’s natural environment and observe them. (But you are not in control of any variables.) You can never come to a cause and effect conclusion.

    • B. 

      The strongest study we have. But there are a lot of things you can’t study. Might produce artificial behavior. You control all the different variables. It starts with a hypothesis. (A statement of behavior)

    • C. 

      A lot of research is about figuring out a lot of theories, or trying to verify/refute.

    • D. 

      A correlation that happens to relate to two things that don’t necessarily relate to each other and you can’t jump to a cause and effect conclusion.

  • 5. 
    What is Naturalistic study?
    • A. 

      The strongest study we have. But there are a lot of things you can’t study. Might produce artificial behavior. You control all the different variables. It starts with a hypothesis. (A statement of behavior)

    • B. 

      When you think things and mentally trick yourself. (You need a placebo control group)

    • C. 

      Where you go into a person’s natural environment and observe them. (But you are not in control of any variables.) You can never come to a cause and effect conclusion.

    • D. 

      A lot of research is about figuring out a lot of theories, or trying to verify/refute.

  • 6. 
    What is an Independent Variable?
    • A. 

      The variable you are interested in but not directly controlled.

    • B. 

      When you think things and mentally trick yourself. (You need a placebo control group)

    • C. 

      The experimenter manipulates or controls

    • D. 

      A spurious correlation

  • 7. 
    What is a Dependent Variable?
    • A. 

      The experimenter manipulates or controls

    • B. 

      The variable you are interested in but not directly controlled.

    • C. 

      A spurious correlation

    • D. 

      When you think things and mentally trick yourself. (You need a placebo control group)

  • 8. 
    What is the placebo effect?
    • A. 

      Study is where you go into a person’s natural environment and observe them. (But you are not in control of any variables.) You can never come to a cause and effect conclusion.

    • B. 

      A correlation that happens to relate to two things that don’t necessarily relate to each other and you can’t jump to a cause and effect conclusion.

    • C. 

      When you think things and mentally trick yourself. (You need this control group)

    • D. 

      Looking at age differences (most child psychology is cross sectional)

  • 9. 
    What are Observer bias and Observer effects?
    • A. 

      You just being there is going to have an effect.

    • B. 

      Manipulating variables within the study. (Some things you can’t ethically manipulate).

    • C. 

      A correlation that happens to relate to two things that don’t necessarily relate to each other and you can’t jump to a cause and effect conclusion.

    • D. 

      At age differences (most child psychology is cross sectional)

  • 10. 
    What is the essence of Theoretical Research?
    • A. 

      Manipulating variables within the study. (Some things you can’t ethically manipulate).

    • B. 

      A lot of research is about figuring out a lot of theories, or trying to verify/refute

    • C. 

      A correlation that happens to relate to two things that don’t necessarily relate to each other and you can’t jump to a cause and effect conclusion.

    • D. 

      Become stuck in any one of these psychosexual stages, if the gratification of these stages is too much or too little.

  • 11. 
    What is Manipulative Research?
    • A. 

      Emphasized the interactions with significant people in your life. (Lifespan theory)

    • B. 

      A correlational study without you interfering with the variables in the experiment

    • C. 

      Manipulating variables within the study. (Some things you can’t ethically manipulate).

    • D. 

      The reality principle

  • 12. 
    The "Oral" stage is a Psychosexual stage...
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Concerning Freud's theory, The "ID" is the reality principle...
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    According to Freud, personality develops through stages...
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Freud dealt with hysterical patients who had physical problems caused by psychological distress.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    According to Freud, none of the problems he saw in patients occur in the subconscious...
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The "Anal" stage, according to Freud is a psychosexual stage...
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What is the order in which the psychosexual stages go through from first to last?
    • A. 

      Phallic, Latency, Genital, Oral, Anal

    • B. 

      Oral, Anal, Phallic, Latency, Genital

    • C. 

      Anal, Oral, Latency, Genital, Phallic

    • D. 

      Phallic, Genital, Latency, Oral, Anal

  • 19. 
    What is Non-Manipulative Research?
    • A. 

      Manipulating variables within the study. (Some things you can’t ethically manipulate).

    • B. 

      A correlational study in which you do not interfere with the variables.

    • C. 

      A correlation that happens to relate to two things that don’t necessarily relate to each other and you can’t jump to a cause and effect conclusion.

    • D. 

      Take a group and follow them through retests. Longitudinal data gets changes but is extremely expensive and takes a long time.

  • 20. 
    A correlation is strong...
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    A Spurious correlation:  a correlation that happens to relate to two things that don’t necessarily relate to each other and you can’t jump to a cause and effect conclusion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    In a correlation, Opposite directions = positive correlation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    In a correlation, same directions = positive correlation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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