To study inner sensations, images, and feelings, Wilhelm Wundt used a research tool known as
Which perspective is most relevant to understanding the links between hormone levels and sexual motivation?
Focusing on the extent to which behavior is influenced by motives outside our own awareness is most relevant to the ________ perspective.
Dr. Stevens provides psychotherapy to people who suffer from excessive anxiety. Dr. Stevens is most likely a ________ psychologist.
Jamie and Lynn were sure that they had answered most of the multiple-choice questions correctly because "the questions required only common sense." However, they each scored less than 60% on the exam. This best illustrates
d. do all of these things
a.organize scientific observations.
b.explain observed facts.
d.do all of these things.
b. the case study
Which research method runs the greatest risk of collecting evidence that may be unrepresentative of what is generally true?
b.the case study
c. random sampling
Every twenty-fifth person who subscribed to a weekly news magazine was contacted by market researchers to complete a survey of opinions regarding the magazine's contents. The researchers were applying the technique known as
b.the double-blind procedure.
d. negatively correlated
Surveys are most likely to indicate that reckless behavior and self-control are
a. higher levels of popularity among your peers is associated with greater physical height in children
A correlation of +0.70 between children's physical height and their popularity among their peers indicates that
a.higher levels of popularity among your peers is associated with greater physical height in children.
b.there is no statistically significant relationship between children's height and their popularity.
c.being unusually short or tall has a negative impact on children's popularity.
d.children's height has no causal impact on their popularity.
c. illusory correlations
A tendency to notice and remember instances in which our premonitions of disaster are subsequently followed by harmful events is most likely to contribute to
d.the placebo effect.
b. an experiment
To test the potential effect of hunger on taste sensitivity, groups of research participants are deprived of food for differing lengths of time before they engage in a taste-sensitivity test. This research is an example of
a. random assignment
Researchers control factors that might influence a dependent variable by means of
In a study of factors that might affect memory, research participants were assigned to drink either an alcoholic or a nonalcoholic beverage prior to completing a memory test. Those who drank the nonalcoholic beverage were assigned to the ________ group.