Ch 2 Open Book Quiz AP Psych

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Ch 2 Open Book Quiz AP Psych

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is TRUE?
    • A. 

      Hypnosis is an effective way to help people relive long buried or repressed memories

    • B. 

      Electro-convulsive therapy is no longer used

    • C. 

      Most people do not suffer from unrealistically low self-esteem

    • D. 

      Opposites generally attract

  • 2. 
    Which of the following correlation coefficients indicates the strongest relationship between variables?
    • A. 

      + .05

    • B. 

      - .25

    • C. 

      + .75

    • D. 

      - .95

  • 3. 
    Which of the following represents the average score in a distribution?
    • A. 

      Mode

    • B. 

      Mean

    • C. 

      Median

    • D. 

      Standard deviation

  • 4. 
    After watching their favorite team lose a game, Emma and her friends commented to each other about how they had always known the loss was inevitable. Psychologists call this:
    • A. 

      Illusory correlation

    • B. 

      False consensus effect

    • C. 

      Hindsight bias

    • D. 

      Overconfidence

  • 5. 
    A significant disadvantage of the correlational approach is that it:
    • A. 

      Does not provide evidence of cause & effect

    • B. 

      Cannot be used to examine the relationship between variables

    • C. 

      Does not aid in prediction

    • D. 

      Does not provide info about how variables are related

  • 6. 
    After conducting an experiment Dr Fitzpatrick concluded that there was a statistically significant difference between the scores of the control group and the experimental group. In other words,
    • A. 

      The difference is highly meaningful to scientists

    • B. 

      The results are replicable

    • C. 

      The scores differed by 5 points or more

    • D. 

      It is unlikely the difference occurred by chance

  • 7. 
    Which 2 questions exemplify the scientific attitude?
    • A. 

      What do you mean, How do you know?

    • B. 

      Who believes you, what are their qualifications?

    • C. 

      How common is this answer, How many people agree?

    • D. 

      Is this an established truth? How long has this been believed?

  • 8. 
    The biggest danger to a case study is
    • A. 

      They last too long

    • B. 

      It is based on naturalistic observation

    • C. 

      The subject may be atypical

    • D. 

      Relies on correlational rather than causational evidence

  • 9. 
    The healing power of positive expectations is best illustrated by
    • A. 

      Replication

    • B. 

      Hindsight bias

    • C. 

      The placebo effect

    • D. 

      Overconfidence

  • 10. 
    When you read a bar graph it is most important you :
    • A. 

      Mentally transform the data into a scatterplot

    • B. 

      Note the range and size of the scale values

    • C. 

      Identify the value of the standard deviation

    • D. 

      Understand that correlation does not prove causation

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