Pyschology2

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Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the 3 goals of a scientific approach? * measurement and description *application and control * ?
    • A. 

      Collect the data

    • B. 

      Formulate

    • C. 

      Understanding and prediction

    • D. 

      Formulate a hypothessis

  • 2. 
    What are the steps to an investigation?
    • A. 

      Formulate a hypothesis

    • B. 

      Select the method and design the study

    • C. 

      Collect the data

    • D. 

      Analyze the data and make a conclusion

    • E. 

      Report your findings

  • 3. 
    What are 2 advantages of the scientific approach?
    • A. 

      Clarity and precision yeild better communication

    • B. 

      Permits conclusion about cause and effect

    • C. 

      Cannot demonstrate that 2 variables are casually related

    • D. 

      Intolerance of error yeilds more reliable data

  • 4. 
    What are the elements to a experiment?
    • A. 

      Independant variable: Condition manipulated by experimenter

    • B. 

      Dependent variable: aspect of behavior thought to be affected by independant variable

    • C. 

      Experimental group: receive special treatment

    • D. 

      Control group: no treatment givin

    • E. 

      Extraneous variables: IV might affect DV, they need to be controlled

  • 5. 
    What are the two types of correlation?
    • A. 

      True and false

    • B. 

      Positive and negative

    • C. 

      Strength and prediction

    • D. 

      Causationa nd strength

  • 6. 
    Give 3 examples of specifi methods?
    • A. 

      Naturalistic observation

    • B. 

      Case study

    • C. 

      Survey

  • 7. 
    Common flaws in research are what?
    • A. 

      Sampling bias: when sample isnt representative of the population

    • B. 

      Placebo effect: when participants receive no real treatment but still feel change

    • C. 

      Distortions in self data report: results from personal bias, when participants give verbal accounts of their behavior.

    • D. 

      Experimenter bias: when a researchers expectations about the outcome of a study affect the results