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5 Matching questions

  1. biopsychological approach
  2. false consensus effect
  3. illusory correlation
  4. random assignment
  5. dependent variable
  1. a the tendency to overestimate the extent to which others share our beliefs and behaviors
  2. b an integrated perspective that incorporates biological, psychological, and social cultural levels of analysis
  3. c the perception of a relationship where none exists
  4. d assigning participants to experimental and control conditions by chance, thus minimizing preexisting differences between those assigned to the different groups
  5. e the outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the bushy, branching extensions of a neuron that receive messages and conduct impulses toward the cell body
  2. experimental results caused by expectations alone; any effect on behavior caused by the administration of an inert substance or condition, which is assumed to be an active agent
  3. a sample that fairly represents a population because each member has an equal chance of inclusion
  4. a technique for ascertaining the self-reported attitudes or behaviors of people, usually by questioning a representative, random sample of them
  5. the tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one would have foreseen it

5 True/False questions

  1. double blind procedurescientific study that aims to solve practical problems


  2. rangethe arithmetic average of a distribution, obtained by adding the scores and then dividing by the number of scores


  3. theoryan explanation using an integrated set of principles that organizes and predicts observations


  4. control conditionthe condition of an experiment that contrasts with the experimental condition and serves as a comparison for evaluating the effect of the treatment


  5. neurotransmitterschemical messengers that traverse the synaptic gaps between neurons. When released by the sending neuron, _____ travel across the synapse and bind to receptor sites on the receiving neuron, thereby influencing whether that neuron will generate a neural impulse.


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