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psychology exam

in a survey, psychologists select a random sample of research participants in order to ensure that
the participants are representative of the population they are interested in stuying
reuptake refers to
reabsorption of excess neurotransmitter molecules by a sending neuron
although we may be unaware of our gender prejudices, they often influence the way we consciously percieve males and females. This best illustrates
dual processing
while reading a novel, Raoul isn't easily distracted by the sounds of the TV or even by his brother's loud arguments. this best illustrates
selective attention
the explanatory power of a scientifi theory is most closely linked to its capacity to generate testable
the biggest danger of relying on case-study evidence is that
it may be unrepresentative of what is generally true
suppose that people who watch a lot of violence on TV are also particularly likely to behave agressively. This relationship would NOT necessarily indicate that watching violence influences aggressive behavior because
correlation does not prove causation
to study potential effects of social interaction on problem solving, some research participants were instructed to solve problems working alon. Those who worked alone were assigned to the ______ group
to determine whether the strength of people's self-esteem is related to their income levels, researchers would most likely make use of
correlational research
forty-year-old Lance insists that he never dreams. reasearch suggests thast he probably
would report a vivid dream if he were awakened during REM sleep
if psychologists discovered that wealthy people are less satisfied with their marriages than poor people are, this would indicate that wealth and marital satisfaction are
negatively correlated
univ. of texas students were fitted with belt-worn tape recorders for up to four days so that researchers could sample their daily activites. The researchers employedd a scientific method known as
naturalistic observation
greg remembered a dream in which his girlfriend suddenly grabbed the wheel of his speeding car. Gregs therapist suggested that the dream might be a representation of the girlfriends efforts to avoid sexual intimacy. According to Freud, the therapist was attempting to reveal the ________ of Gregs dream
latent content
REM bound involves the
tendency for REM sleep to increase following REM sleep deprivation
Mike Crampton's stockbroker has informed his that he has suffered substantial investment losses. When mike tells his wife, she responds, "I could have told you that your investment plan would fail!" Her comment best illustrates
hindsight bias
Jose has just played a long bruising football game but feels little fatigue or discomfort. His lack of pain is most likely caused by the release of
Which research method would be most appropriate for investigating the relationship between the religious beliefs of Americans and their attitudes toward abortion?
the survey
to understand the unusual behavior of an adult client, a clinical psychologist carefully investigate the clients current life situation and his physical, social-cultural, and educational history. Which research method has the psychologist used?
case study
A biological psychologist would be most interested in conducting research on the relationship between
neurotransmitters and depression
the chemical messengers released into the spatial junctions between neurons are called