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Psychology Study Set (1)
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Which of the following methods is most helpful for clarifying cause-effect relationships?
Replication of a research study is most likely to be facilitated by
Correlation is a measure of the extent to which two factors
Studying people of all races and cultures is most helpful for
discerning human similarities and differences.
If psychologists discovered that poor people are more satisfied with their marriages than wealthy people are, this would indicate that wealth and marital satisfaction are
Professor Ober carefully observes and records the behaviors of children in their classrooms in order to track the development of their social and intellectual skills. Professor Ober is most clearly engaged in
In a well-controlled experiment, researchers seek to minimize
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.
Which research method runs the greatest risk of collecting evidence that may be unrepresentative of what is generally true?
the case study
Ahmed has five sisters who are 3, 3, 5, 9, and 10 years of age. The number "5" represents the ________ of the sisters' ages.
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
A correlation of +0.70 between children's physical height and their popularity among their peers indicates that
higher levels of popularity among peers is associated with greater physical height in children.
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
In an experimental study of the effects of dieting on weight loss, dieting would be the
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
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