Psychology Final

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Cause and effect relationships can be determined by using:
    • A. 

      Case studies

    • B. 

      Controlled expiriments

    • C. 

      Observational research

    • D. 

      Analogue expiriments

  • 2. 
    Correlations are an improvement over case studeies becuase from coorelations we can determine:
    • A. 

      The reliability of a relationship

    • B. 

      Cause and effect

    • C. 

      Whether a third variable is responsible for the relationship

    • D. 

      The effecdts of a dependent variable

  • 3. 
    A correlation coefficient can be used to determine whether:
    • A. 

      There is a relationship between two variables

    • B. 

      Changes in one variable cuase changes in another variable

    • C. 

      One variable confounds another variable

    • D. 

      The relationship between two variables due to a third variable

  • 4. 
    Levels and education and income are generally
    • A. 

      Positively correlated

    • B. 

      Uncorrelated

    • C. 

      Negatively correlated

    • D. 

      Perfectly correlated

  • 5. 
    Which of the following correlations indicates the weakest relationship between two variables?
    • A. 

      -.22

    • B. 

      +.65

    • C. 

      -.74

    • D. 

      +.19

  • 6. 
    In expiriments, participants are randomly assigned to conditions to avid:
    • A. 

      Placebo effects

    • B. 

      Differences between the gruops that are due to the independent variable

    • C. 

      Experimenter expectations

    • D. 

      Differences between the groups that are not due to the independent variable

  • 7. 
    A good way to study the effects of genetic factors on agression would be to:
    • A. 

      Compare the elvels of agression across different biological families

    • B. 

      Do a longitudinal study in which agression is mesaured over a long period of time

    • C. 

      Compare the levels of agression in adopted children to the levels of agression in their biological and their non biological parents

    • D. 

      Study the similarities among adoptees and their biological parents

  • 8. 
    The__________ effect is the result of expectations
    • A. 

      Confound

    • B. 

      Placebo

    • C. 

      Validity

    • D. 

      Generalizability

  • 9. 
    A distribution has scores of 5, 6, 10, 10, 10, 14, and 40. In this distribution, what two measures of central tendency are the same?
    • A. 

      Mean and variance

    • B. 

      Median and mode

    • C. 

      Median and mean

    • D. 

      Mean and mode

  • 10. 
    Increases in arousal are stimulated by the ______ branch of the nervous system, whereas decreases in arousal are stimulated by the _____ branch of the nervous system
    • A. 

      Central, peripheral

    • B. 

      Sympathetic, parasympathetic

    • C. 

      Peripheral, central

    • D. 

      Somatic, autonomic