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Intimate Relationships Study Set 3

Psychology

Quiz 3 :

Research Methods

Quiz 3 :

Research Methods

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Andrea is studying the conditions under which people become attracted to each other.She invites male research participants to visit the lab and interact briefly with an attractive person (a paid research assistant).By flipping a coin,Andrea places participants in one of two conditions: (1)The conversation occurs without incident,or (2)There is a brief blackout in the research lab during the conversation.At the end of each session,the attractive research assistant gives the research participant her home phone number and invites him to call her later.In this study,whether the research participant calls the number is the:
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The disadvantage to _____ measures is that responses may be weakly correlated with the specific construct of interest.
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Self-report measures that ask about a wide range of emotions or behaviors associated with a specific topic are considered _____ measures.
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Wei-Chin designed a self-report inventory to measure how intimate partners express affection and hostility toward each other.The inventory is a list of positive behaviors (e.g. ,back rubs,holding hands)and negative behaviors (e.g. ,slamming doors,raising voices).After a wide range of couples completed the inventory,Wei-Chin found that happy couples endorsed all the affection items and unhappy couples endorsed all the hostile items.Which of the following problems prevents Wei-Chin from concluding that happy couples exchange more affectionate behaviors than unhappy couples?
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You and your friend are discussing what it means to be in love.You think that being in love means that you put your partner's needs above your own,whereas your friend thinks that it means that you want to spend the rest of your life with that person.Given this,you and your friend obviously differ in your:
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You are designing an exploratory study on couples who have polyamorous relationships (i.e. ,they have multiple committed relationships at one time).There is very little research in this area,and not much is known about how these couples manage their relationships.Which research approach would be the most appropriate for this new research area?
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Carly and Joan are very happy in their relationship and have been together for a long time.When you ask Carly how often Joan says "I love you," Carly responds that Joan says it almost every day.This is surprising: Joan tells you that she rarely says "I love you" because she reserves those words for special occasions.Why might Carly's report be so different from Joan's?
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For Sally's study,one member of a set of married couples carried voice-activated digital recorders for 2 weeks and both spouses made relationship satisfaction ratings at the end of each day.The recordings contained a lot of meaningless information,but they also contained daily conversations that the spouses had with each other.Sally analyzed the conversations and examined whether the positive and negative behaviors on each day predicted the relationship satisfaction ratings on subsequent days.What kind of research is this?
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Jacobson and Moore (1981)found that a spouse's rating of a partner's behavior on the Spouse Observation Checklist often did not match the partner's own rating of his or her behaviors.This study suggested that the Spouse Observation Checklist may have a problem with ________.
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A researcher is surveying men about partner behaviors that are potentially annoying.When presented with a list of possibly annoying behaviors and asked to rate their tolerance of these behaviors that have occurred in the current relationship,respondents indicate a high level of tolerance for all behaviors,even the most annoying ones.What phenomenon might these responses illustrate?
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You are designing an exploratory study on couples who have polyamorous relationships (i.e. ,they have multiple committed relationships at one time).There is very little research in this area,and not much is known about how these couples manage their relationships.What kind of measurement strategy would be the most appropriate for this new research area?
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Kahni has developed a measure of conflict,and she is using participants' frequency of conflict to predict their relationship satisfaction.She is assessing relationship satisfaction with the Marital Adjustment Test,which is a self-report measure of satisfaction that taps into how spouses resolve disagreements,how much spouses confide in each other,and how much spouses agree about various topics.Which of the following is NOT a potential problem with using the Marital Adjustment Test in Kahni's study?
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Your professor is interested in doing a quick study on understanding how watching Netflix with or without one's partner may be associated with relationship satisfaction.The grant your professor received was for $200,and she needs to have the results within 3 months.What type of measurement strategy would you suggest she use?
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Andy decides to use the number of times per week research participants talk to their partners as a measure of relationship closeness.According to the chapter on research methods,"how many times per week research participants talk to their partners" is ________.
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Which of the following is a limitation of self-report data in the study of couples?
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The measurement of agreement between independent observers,who are studying behaviors that require some interpretation on the part of the observer,is called ________.
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Andy decides to use the number of times per week research participants talk to their partners as a measure of relationship closeness.According to the chapter on research methods,"closeness" is ________.
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You design a questionnaire where you first ask participants to briefly describe how they met their current romantic partners,and then you ask them to rate,on a scale of 1 to 7,how satisfied they are in their relationships.The first part of the questionnaire is an example of ________ and the second part is an example of ________.
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According to the chapter on research methods,which of the following is FALSE?
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Specific predictions suggested by ________ are called ________.
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