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  1. Of the following scores which would have the highest standard deviation?
  2. Which of the following coefficients of correlation indicates the strongest relationship between two sets of variables?
  3. In an experiment, which of the following variables refers to the outcome that is measured by the experiment?
  4. A double-blind control is essential for
  5. To prevent ethical abuse in psychological research, the APA (American Psychological Association) has suggest that:
  6. Several weeks after a political election, voters often exaggerate their ability to have predicted the election outcome. This best illustrates:
  7. Professor Saxton was very skeptical about the findings of a recently reported experiment on the effects of sleep deprivation. Which technique would best enable her to investigate the RELIABILITY of these findings?
  8. The tendency to overestimate the extent to which others share our own attitudes is known as:
  9. A specification of how a researcher measures a dependent variable is known as a (n):
  10. An awareness of extensive cultural differences in attitudes and values is most helpful for avoiding:
  11. Psychologists study animals because:
  12. What does the story of Clever Hans teach current psychology students about the findings of psychological studies?
  13. Which of the following measures of central tendencies is most affected by extreme scores?
  14. All of the following will reduce the likelihood of confounding variables ability to influence the outcome of an experiment except:
  15. If a researcher wanted to find out college students political opinions, which of the following methods of research would be most appropriate to gather this information?
  16. If a researcher wanted to conduct a study to determine if peoples' intelligence remained the same over the course of their life span, which approach would be the most complete to use?
  17. A psychology teacher wants to determine whether computer-aided learning will produce higher standardized test scores than a usual lecture format. In this example, the independent variable is the:
  18. Which of the following correlation coefficients would a statistician know, at first glance is a mistake?
  19. A Correlational studies finds a link between how tall someone is and their shoe size. The taller someone is, the larger their shoe size, this finding illustrates:
  20. The American Psychological Association guidelines state that research participants must
  21. A subject who is exposed to the special treatment is said to be in the________ condition.
  22. Researchers find that there is a significant positive correlation between the number of hours students sleep and their grades. The researchers would be justified in concluding that
  23. Synesthesia is a phenomenon that has been estimated to occur in only a few people in a million. Because of its rarity, researchers are likely to choose which research method to study it?
  24. Martha is an undergraduate student who is interested in pursuing a career in psychology. She wants to use her knowledge of psychology to help employees become more productive in the workplace. Which field of psychology should Martha select in graduate school?
  25. Dr. Thomas is interested in studying teenage behavior. His current experiment is interested in looking at the impact that sleep has on self esteem. He randomly selects 50 teenagers to participate in his study and randomly puts 25 in a sleep condition and puts the other 25 randomly in the non-sleep condition. Dr. Thomas's assignment is illustrated when he:
  26. Dr. Thomas is interested in studying teenage behavior. His current experiment is interested in looking at the impact that sleep has on self esteem. He randomly selects 50 teenagers to participate in his study and randomly puts 25 in a sleep condition and puts the other 25 randomly in the non-sleep condition. A potential confounding variable in this experiment would be if:
  27. When the mean is distorted by a few extremely high scores making it greater than the median, the mean is referred to as being:
  28. Military researchers are testing a radar�s ability to track enemy planes. Every time the radar fails to detect an existing plane within range, it is referred to as a:
  29. John is comparing two variables and finds that the correlation is +.8. He would be justified in making which of the following conclusions:
  30. The mean score on a test will be LESS than the median score if:
  31. Dr. Thomas is interested in studying teenage behavior. His current experiment is interested in looking at the impact that sleep has on self esteem. He randomly selects 50 teenagers to participate in his study and randomly puts 25 in a sleep condition and puts the other 25 randomly in the non-sleep condition. Dr. Thomas\'s assignment is illustrated when he:
  32. Dr. Thomas is interested in studying teenage behavior. His current experiment is interested in looking at the impact that sleep has on self esteem. He randomly selects 50 teenagers to participate in his study and randomly puts 25 in a sleep condition and puts the other 25 randomly in the non-sleep condition. A potential confounding variable in this experiment would be if:
  33. Unlike a normal curve where most participants score near the middle of the curve, in a curve that contains a positive skew the scores will:
  34. A student hypothesizes those high school students consuming different flavors of a drink before a spelling test will perform differently. A study to test the hypothesis finds that with a bitter drink, performance is best 6 hours after drinking it, whereas with a sweet drink, performance is better 1 hour after drinking it.Which of the following are the independent variables?
  35. A researcher asks elementary, junior high, senior high, and college students to define the term 'cheating,' and analyzes differences in their definitions across age groups. This is an example of which type of study?