Piliavin Study Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which ethical guideline did the study not break?
    • A. 

      Right to Withdraw

    • B. 

      Consent

    • C. 

      Observation

    • D. 

      Debriefing

  • 2. 
    A major strength of the experiment was that:
    • A. 

      It was very in-depth producing lots of background information on the participants

    • B. 

      It was cross-cultural

    • C. 

      It didn't break any ethical guidelines

    • D. 

      It was high in ecological validity

  • 3. 
    The Piliavin study is an example of:
    • A. 

      A field experiment

    • B. 

      A lab experiment

    • C. 

      A natural experiment

    • D. 

      A case study

  • 4. 
    What was the result in relation to 'race'?
    • A. 

      There were no differences to be found

    • B. 

      There was a very slight tendency for people to help people of their own 'race'

    • C. 

      People were much more likely to help people of their own 'race'

    • D. 

      People would only help people of the same 'race'

  • 5. 
    The independent variables in the study included:
    • A. 

      Time of the train

    • B. 

      Age of driver

    • C. 

      How many people helped

    • D. 

      The type of 'victim'

  • 6. 
    The study was carried out in:
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      London

    • C. 

      Paris

    • D. 

      Chorley

  • 7. 
    Who were the participants?
    • A. 

      Psychologists

    • B. 

      Psychiatrists

    • C. 

      People using the subway

    • D. 

      General studies students

  • 8. 
    The dependent variables in the study included:
    • A. 

      The gender of the person who helped

    • B. 

      The time it took to help

    • C. 

      The 'race' of the person who helped

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Which one of the following findings was not true?
    • A. 

      Spontaneous help nearly always occurred before the model had chance to act

    • B. 

      There was no evidence of diffusion of responsibility

    • C. 

      Help was given quicker to a 'cane' victim than a 'drunk' victim

    • D. 

      The helpers were split equally between males and females

  • 10. 
    Ethically the study can be criticised because:
    • A. 

      Notes were taken

    • B. 

      The participants were being observed

    • C. 

      The participants could not be debriefed

    • D. 

      The journey did not last long enough

  • 11. 
    How many participants were there approximately taking part in the study?
    • A. 

      4250

    • B. 

      3250

    • C. 

      5450

    • D. 

      4450

  • 12. 
    Which avenue was the study being carried out in?
    • A. 

      7th

    • B. 

      8th

    • C. 

      6th

    • D. 

      13th

  • 13. 
    Between what time was the study being carried out at?
    • A. 

      11 am and 3 pm

    • B. 

      12 am and 3 pm

    • C. 

      11 am and 2 pm

    • D. 

      12 am and 2 pm

  • 14. 
    What was the average percentage of black and white people?
    • A. 

      55 black, 45 white

    • B. 

      50 black, 50 white

    • C. 

      55 white, 45 black

    • D. 

      60 white, 40 black

  • 15. 
    How long did the train journey last in which the study was being carried out in?
    • A. 

      7 minutes

    • B. 

      6 minutes

    • C. 

      6.5 minutes

    • D. 

      7.5 minutes

  • 16. 
    Which university did the students come from?
    • A. 

      Yale

    • B. 

      Columbia

    • C. 

      Oxford

    • D. 

      Bolton

  • 17. 
    How long was it until the 'victim' collapsed?
    • A. 

      65 seconds

    • B. 

      75 seconds

    • C. 

      60 seconds

    • D. 

      70 seconds

  • 18. 
    What were the two 'conditions'?
    • A. 

      Drunk and ill

    • B. 

      Drunk and depressed

    • C. 

      Energetic and ill

    • D. 

      Drunk and sober

  • 19. 
    What type of data was collected by the researchers?
    • A. 

      Quantitative

    • B. 

      Qualitative

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 20. 
    How many trials were there?
    • A. 

      112

    • B. 

      103

    • C. 

      69

    • D. 

      13

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