Psych Exam #1

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Psych Exam #1


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  • 1. 
    In the Chelsea and Sean study, groups 2, 3, or 6 subjects were tested in order to examine how likely subjects were to help. Chelsea and Sean predicted that the larger the group, the less likely someone would help. Their prediction is known as:
    • A. 

      An illusory correlation

    • B. 

      A bias

    • C. 

      A hypothesis

    • D. 

      A theory

  • 2. 
    The size of the group was the:
    • A. 

      Independent variable

    • B. 

      Dependent variable

    • C. 

      Confounding variable

    • D. 

      Correlational variable

  • 3. 
    Helping behavior was the:
    • A. 

      Dependent variable

    • B. 

      Confounding variable

    • C. 

      Correlational variable

    • D. 

      Independent variable

  • 4. 
    Our tendency to look for data that proves our hypothesis, but not to count data that disproves it is:
    • A. 

      Co-incidence

    • B. 

      Hindsight bias

    • C. 

      Confirmation bias

    • D. 

      Quasi-experimental

  • 5. 
    Which is NOT a goal of Psychology
    • A. 

      Explain

    • B. 

      Predict

    • C. 

      Control

    • D. 

      All are goals

  • 6. 
    An in-depth interview of a single individual is known as a:
    • A. 

      Quasi-experiment

    • B. 

      Case study

    • C. 

      Experiment

    • D. 

      Observation

  • 7. 
    The research that allows us to make cause and effect statements is an:
    • A. 

      Case study

    • B. 

      Survery

    • C. 

      Experiment

    • D. 

      Correlational study

  • 8. 
    Random assignment is used to:
    • A. 

      Correlate research

    • B. 

      Produce confounding variables

    • C. 

      Make sure that each group in an experiment has the same distribution of characteristics

  • 9. 
    A lesion is:
    • A. 

      An experimental disruption of brain activity

    • B. 

      Not precise in location

    • C. 

      Caused by stroke

    • D. 

      Experimental activation of brain activity

  • 10. 
    An imaging technique which uses radioactive tracers to measure brain activity is an:
    • A. 

      CAT scan

    • B. 

      MRI scan

    • C. 

      PET scan

    • D. 

      FMRI scan

  • 11. 
    Cortex has:
    • A. 

      White matter

    • B. 

      Smooth surface

    • C. 

      Thin layer of cells

    • D. 

      Few neurons

  • 12. 
    Impulse control and decision-making are controlled by:
    • A. 

      Frontal lobe

    • B. 

      Parietal lobe

    • C. 

      Occipital lobe

    • D. 

      Temporal lobe

  • 13. 
    Damamge to the right parietal lobe produces:
    • A. 

      Aggression

    • B. 

      Memory loss

    • C. 

      Blindness

    • D. 

      Neglect syndrome