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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Projective Tests
  2. Validity
  3. Ethics
  4. Hypothesis
  5. External Validity
  1. a statement/question about the conditions under which an event occurs
  2. b present ambiguous stimuli and people project information about themselves
    ex. Rorschach ink blots; TAT (one we did for class)
  3. c one problem with the experimental method - IRB's go over every study to make sure we are not violating participants rights
  4. d does a measure asses what its intended to measure?
  5. e one problem with the experimental method - the extent to which we can generate our findings to the real world - experiments are low on this

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. refers to an individuals characteristic patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior, together with the psychological mechanisms (hidden or not) behind those patterns
  2. when the correlation is +1.0 (though it can not usually be a perfect correlation)
  3. allows us to test casual hypothesis
    ex. does happiness increase helping?
    involves the IV and the DV
  4. cross-culture and longitudinal research do not show dramatic change in personality over time (correlation +.65) - Big 5 is the most consistent - personality appears to be "set in stone" with age but gradual change can occur (personality becomes fixed by age 30)
  5. IV (variable x) - what the researcher manipulates (makes a difference between groups)

5 True/False questions

  1. Dependent VariableIV (variable x) - what the researcher manipulates (makes a difference between groups)


  2. Experimental Advantages1. control for the third variable through random assignment
    2. can't est. causality


  3. Continuitythe amount of a trait which stays about the same
    ex. when 8 if your aggressive, your usually aggressive as an adult


  4. No Correlationwhen the correlation is neutral, meaning its a 0, then there is no correlation


  5. Traitswords that we use to describe someone - use them to understand and predict behavior; they need to be stable across time and situations in order for the characteristic to be considered a personality trait - internal cause of behavior and descriptive summaries