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5 Matching questions

  1. Heuristics
  2. Hindsight bias
  3. Internal validity
  4. Overconfidence
  5. External validity
  1. a The extent to which we can gerneralize findings to real-world settings.
  2. b Mental shortcuts that help us to streamline our thinking and make sense of our world.
  3. c The tendency to overestimate our ability to make correct predictions.
  4. d The extent to which we can draw cause-and effect inferences from a study.
  5. e The tendency to overestimate how well we could have successfully forecasted known outcomes.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The measure of dispersion that takes into account how far each data point is from the mean.
  2. A demonstration that a given psychological phenomenon can occur.
  3. To be unaware of whether one is in the experimental or control group.
  4. Watching behavior in real-world settings.
  5. A mechanism by which experts in a field carefully screen the work of their colleagues.

5 True/False questions

  1. RepresentativenessA heuristic that includes judging the probability of an event by its superficial similarity to a prototype.

          

  2. ExperimentA research design characterized by random assignment of participants to conditions and manipulation of an independent variable.

          

  3. Random assignmentA procedure that ensures every person in a population has an equal chance of being chosen to participate.

          

  4. Cognitive biasThe tendency to overestimate how well we could have successfully forecasted known outcomes.

          

  5. MeanThe middle score in a data set; a measure of central tendency.