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5 Matching questions

  1. humanistic psychology
  2. dependent variable
  3. median
  4. basic research
  5. mean
  1. a the outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable
  2. b pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base
  3. c the middle score in a distribution; half the scores are above it and half are below it
  4. d the arithmetic average of a distribution, obtained by adding the scores and then dividing by the number of scores
  5. e historically significant perspective that emphasized the growth potential of healthy people; used personalized methods to study personality in hopes of fostering personal growth

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system
  2. the sensory and motor neurons that connect the central nervous system to the rest of the body
  3. repeating the essence of a research study, usually with different participants in different situations, to see whether the basic finding extends to other participants and circumstances
  4. all the cases in a group, from which samples may be drawn for a study
  5. an integrated perspective that incorporates biological, psychological, and social cultural levels of analysis

5 True/False questions

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

          

  2. placebo effectexperimental 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. independent variablethe experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable whose effect is being studied

          

  4. axonthe extension of a neuron, ending in branching terminal fibers, through which messages pass to other neurons or to muscles or glands

          

  5. standard deviationa computed measure of how much scores vary around the mean score

          

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