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  1. Which of the following contributed to the "cognitive revolution" and a return to the study of mental processes?
  2. a hypothesis is:
  3. a theory:
  4. In a double-blind study:
  5. Based on a friend's suggestion, Nicole moved her bed so that its head pointed to magnetic north. Nicole's friend told her this would help align the electrical impulses in her body and improve blood circulation to her brain. After sleeping this way for a week, Nicole found it easier to concentrate while studying. Her test scores also seemed to improve. Even after learning that scientific evidence does not support this notion, Nicole believed that sleeping with her pointed to the magnetic north had improved her performance. Nicole's perception is an example of:
  1. a The invention of the fist computers in the 1950's
  2. b both the subjects and the researcher who interacts with them are unaware of which subjects have been exposed to the independent variable
  3. c Pseudoscientific belief
  4. d a tentative statement that describes the relationship between two or more variables
  5. e integrates and summarizes diverse findings on the same topic

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A positive correlation
  2. Carl Rogers
  3. behavior and mental processes have a cause or causes
  4. Operationally define the terms premarital education and marital quality
  5. Operational definition

5 True/False questions

  1. Howard recognizes that there is always a subjective side to any science. therefore, he believes that it is important to actively minimize preconceptions and biases while evaluating evidence. also, he always considers alternative explanations for research findings. Howard's attitude reflects:Critical thinking


  2. Researcher at the Allied Mental Health Center are conducting a study to determine how quickly symptoms of depression are reduced by different forms of psychotherapy. What is the independent variable in this study?the type of psychotherapy used to treat depression


  3. Professor Nelson wishes to investigate the relationship between stress and visits to the college mental health clinic. which of the following research methods would be most appropriate?Developmental


  4. One important limitation of introspection as a research method was that introspection:could not be used to study behavior in children or animals


  5. Dr. Harmon wants to study the conditions under which some children are rejected by their peers. Daily, from the beginning of a school year, she carefully observes and records the behavior of kindergartners, first-graders, and second graders in the classroom and on the playground. Dr. Harmon is using:Naturalistic Observation