Research In Applied Psychology

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  • 1. 
    What is the goal of applied research?
    • A. 

      Focus on human behavior as an end in itself

    • B. 

      Focus on treatments and investigating them use experimental design and other methods as well

    • C. 

      Focus on interventions or investigating questions that have direct implications for interventions using a lot of research methods and experimental design

    • D. 

      Focus on examining what the APA goes and how they effective things are as the MMPI

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a different type of research design?
    • A. 

      Experimental

    • B. 

      Questionnaires

    • C. 

      Analogue

    • D. 

      Psychotherapy process vs. outcome

    • E. 

      Qualitative vs. quantitative

  • 3. 
    What is generalizability?
    • A. 

      Asks if the stress level of the groups differ after the intervention

    • B. 

      Asks how general one intervention affects a person

    • C. 

      Asks how well will the intervention work in other setting

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    In psychotherapy research, a good control group does NOT have to be
    • A. 

      Untreated

    • B. 

      Randomly assigned

    • C. 

      Matched to the treatment group on important variables

    • D. 

      Randomly assigned

  • 5. 
    A behaviorist would most likely use which method of measuring behavior?
    • A. 

      Count specific behaviors in specific situations

    • B. 

      An objective test to measure the trait

    • C. 

      An MMPI

    • D. 

      Have the client recall and list the instances of the behavior

  • 6. 
    In order to measure how effective a therapy is you could do all of the following EXCEPT....
    • A. 

      Measure the pretreatment status of the client

    • B. 

      Establish a control group that doesn't receive the therapy

    • C. 

      Decide how you will measure any changes

    • D. 

      Give all of your subjects all of the different therapies

  • 7. 
    In psychotherapy research, symptom removal is
    • A. 

      A relatively clear cut and easy to measure

    • B. 

      Totally unimportant to most therapies

    • C. 

      Focused on by behaviorists

    • D. 

      The best measure of change

  • 8. 
    Which of following is NOT a therapeutic change, according to some theory of therapy?
    • A. 

      Gaining increased knowledge about school subjects

    • B. 

      Thinking more rationally

    • C. 

      Stopping drinking

    • D. 

      Increasing self-acceptance

    • E. 

      Restructuring personality

  • 9. 
    The kinds of experiences therapists and clients have in therapy do not provide a scientifically reliable basis for knowledge. Which of the following is NOT a reason why?
    • A. 

      Seeing is not necessarily knowing

    • B. 

      We generalize from our particular vivid experiences to everyone

    • C. 

      Most clients are not in therapy long enough for a reliable assessment

    • D. 

      We humans have a tendency to place more confidence in a highly vivid experience than is warranted

  • 10. 
    Claiming success for therapy is always difficult because
    • A. 

      Improvement cannot be accurately measured

    • B. 

      There may be alternate reasons for any improvement

    • C. 

      The long term effects haven't been measured

    • D. 

      Psychologists themselves are making the claims

  • 11. 
    The role of a "placebo" in psychotherapy research is
    • A. 

      As a curative factor

    • B. 

      As a control group

    • C. 

      Unnecessary

    • D. 

      As part of drug treatment

  • 12. 
    All of the following are difficulties faced by researchers into the effectiveness of psychotherapy, EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Agreeing on a measure of improvement

    • B. 

      Agreeing on a definition of improvement

    • C. 

      Refuting previous negative evidence

    • D. 

      Implementing a good experimental design

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