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Psych Quiz 1
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After the horror of 9/11, many people said the CIA and FBI should obviously have foreseen the likelihood of this form of terrorism. This perception most clearly illustrates
When Leanne heard about experimental evidence that drinking orange juice triggers hyperactivity in children, she questioned whether the tested children had been randomly assigned to experimental conditions. Leanne's reaction best illustrates
Stacey suggests that because children are more impulsive than adults, they will have more difficulty controlling their anger. Stacey's prediction regarding anger management is an example of
Professor Carter observes and records the behavior of grocery shoppers as they select items to purchase. Which type of research is Professor Carter using?
A negative correlation between people's work-related stress and their marital happiness would indicate that
higher levels of marital happiness are associated with lower levels of work-related stress.
Which method offers the most reliable way of assessing whether athletic performance is boosted by caffeine consumption?
Participants in an experiment are said to be blind if they are uninformed about
which experimental treatment, if any, they are receiving.
In drug-treatment studies, double-blind procedures minimize outcome differences between experimental and control conditions that could be attributed to
To assess whether sense of humor is affected by sexual stimulation, researchers exposed married couples to either sexually stimulating or to sexually nonstimulating movie scenes prior to watching a comedy skit. In this research, the independent variable consisted of
level of sexual stimulation.
In an experimental study of the extent to which mental alertness is inhibited by sleep deprivation, alertness would be the
One person in a 10-person group is 10 times older than anyone else in the group. With respect to age, it is MOST likely that the majority of group members are younger than the group's
The ________ is a measure of ________.
median; central tendency
The maximum height of a normal curve corresponds to the ________ of a normal distribution.
Random samples provide ________ estimates of population averages if the samples have small ________.
good; standard deviations
Ethical principles developed by psychologists urge investigators to
treat information about individual research participants confidentially.
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