Psychology Study Set 22

Psychology

Quiz 2 :

Psychological Research

Quiz 2 :

Psychological Research

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Sandra strongly believes that attending daycare is detrimental to children's development so she decides to write her psychology term paper on this topic. She does a literature search and finds several sources supporting her opinion, but she finds that the majority of research indicates that children attending daycare experience healthy development. She writes a paper using the sources that find negative associations with daycare attendance. This is an example of ________.
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A negative correlation means ________.
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Which correlation coefficient best represents a moderate relationship showing fewer anxiety symptoms in people who report higher life satisfaction?
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Psychological knowledge is advanced through a process known as ________, which involves a prescribed series of steps designed to achieve the desired knowledge.
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Dr. Mattar is interested in knowing more about brain injury to the occipital cortex, and he studies patients individually in order to gain in-depth knowledge about their behaviors. These studies would best be described as ________.
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Dr. Guttierez is examining a research question and has posted a hypothesis, but his student points out, "Dr. G., the assumption that you have made cannot be disproven no matter what data we gather!" This research study suffers from an absence of ________.
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________ assesses the consistency of observations by different observers.
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Simplicity of conducting the study is to ________ as ability to test large numbers of participants is to ________.
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________ is an anthropologist who contributed to our understanding of chimpanzee behavior in the wild, using naturalistic observation.
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A(n) ________ variable is a factor that affects both variables of interest in research and may falsely give the impression of a cause-and-effect relationship.
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A(n) ________ is a well-developed set of ideas that proposes an explanation for observed phenomena.
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The scientific process is ________, involving both inductive and deductive reasoning.
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The first woman to earn the PhD degree in psychology was ________.
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In order to assess whether viewpoints on decriminalization of marijuana for medical purposes change with age, four groups of participants, ages 20, 30, 40, and 50, are asked whether they support this issue. What is one flaw of this design?
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Research shows that people who smoke cigarettes are more likely to get lung cancer than those who do not smoke. This research alone demonstrates that ________.
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________ is a reduction in the number of research participants as some drop out of the study over time.
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A group of preschool-age children are enrolled in a study that plans to follow them over time in order to assess behaviors and other characteristics that may predict later development of schizophrenia. This is an example of a(n) ________ design.
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Krista and Tatiana Hogan are participants in a(n) ________ of conjoined twins who are joined at the head.
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This organization, one of the largest professional groups of psychologists in the world, was founded in 1892.
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________ is/are often conducted with large numbers of participants and can even be conducted by phone, email, or mail.
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