Discovering the Scientist Within

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Quiz 1 :

Psychology As a Science: Thinking Like a Researcher

Quiz 1 :

Psychology As a Science: Thinking Like a Researcher

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Research methods courses focus on:
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Nea lives in Atlanta, GA, and learned that there was a tornado watch issued for a nearby county. In deciding whether to follow tornado safety protocols and seek appropriate shelter in her home, she remembers the recent news broadcasts and images from tornado outbreaks in nearby Nashville, TN, and Tuscaloosa, AL. She quickly decides to hide in the bathtub of her windowless bathroom for the night. Her choice was the result of the:
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_____ is the term that describes an individual's tendency to accept an explanation simply because of a gut feeling it is right.
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Going into the first exam, a professor asks his students how well they think they will do. In line with the better-than-average effect, the top _____ of class performers are likely to anticipate this effect.
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According to the representativeness heuristic, which of the following personal descriptions are you most likely to associate with a "librarian"?
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Research methods and statistics courses focus on building skills in:
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The availability heuristic is a strategy for:
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People often overestimate the likelihood of death by shark attack, plane crash, and violence, because news programs emphasize these extreme occurrences to drive up viewer ratings. An individual's tendency to readily recall such instances even though they are objectively rare is the result of the:
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In order to uphold your New Year's Resolution to eat healthier and exercise on a daily basis, which of the following foods would you be more likely to select, given your understanding of the representativeness heuristic?
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Which of the following is NOT an example of the better-than-average effect?
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A friend tells you that shaving more frequently causes hair to grow back darker and coarser than before. You think this sounds correct, so you vow to only shave once a week. In this case, you have fallen victim to a phenomenon known as:
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First-born children may think they are stronger leaders than their siblings, whereas middle children may think they are more patient and understanding than their siblings, and youngest children may think they are more creative than their siblings. Each of these beliefs demonstrates a natural tendency for individuals to endorse the:
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In what way does a research methods course differ from other psychology courses, such as developmental psychology and biopsychology?
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You know that people are often more generous when donating to a cause after seeing a moving photograph than hearing impersonal statistics. In this case, research on the _____ confirms that a picture is worth a thousand words.
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Which of the following most accurately depicts the concept of "truthiness"?
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Deciding the likelihood of an event based on how much it resembles the "typical" example of such an event is known as the _____ heuristic.
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The _____ is the tendency to overestimate skills, abilities, and performance when comparing oneself with others.
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Juries may be more lenient when determining the innocence or guilt of individuals who appear attractive, sharply dressed, and well-mannered, because of the:
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The _____ heuristic relies on how readily instances come to mind, whereas the _____ heuristic relies on how typical that instance is.
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Imagine that you are a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen cancer foundation. When planning for an upcoming speech you remember the availability heuristic and decide to devote the majority of time to a _____ rather than _____.
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