Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Gregg performs a research experiment and finds a perfect correlation between his variables. Based on his findings, which of the following would be the BEST next step for Gregg?

Question 2 2. When a researcher finds the correlation coefficient, which of the following does he find?

Question 3 3. _____ is the study of abnormal behaviors, feelings, and thoughts, which are often divided into psychological disorders.

Question 4 4. In Henri Tajfel's social identity experiment, the variable measured to determine if social identity had an effect was _____________.

Question 5 5. Which of the following BEST completes the following sentence: Correlation research is mainly focused on _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a strength of case study research?

Question 7 7. Yolanda conducts a study and finds a positive correlation between alcohol consumption and irritability. She concludes that alcohol consumption causes irritability. Which of the following statement best explains why Yolanda is incorrect in her conclusion?

Question 8 8. Which of the following describes a positive correlation?

Question 9 9. If two variables are correlated, then we can say that the variables have _____.

Question 10 10. Surya is doing a study. She sits at the entrance to the state fair and uses every fifth person that passes her in her study. Which of the following is Surya demonstrating?

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Question 11 11. What do correlational studies show?

Question 12 12. Which of the following best explains why it is important to use random selection?

Question 13 13. A study showing that patients with depression are more likely to live in urban areas but not necessarily that living in an urban area causes depression is an example of what?

Question 14 14. Subjects that receive an experimental treatment are part of the _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following would be the best example of a case study?

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Question 16 16. Wanda conducts a study and finds that shoe sales and doll sales are negatively correlated. She is worried that some other variable is affecting her findings. Wanda is concerned about which of the following?

Question 17 17. A control group is important for a researcher because it _____.

Question 18 18. If an experiment is not well controlled (for example, Asch did not have his fake participants say the correct thing or Tajfel told the participants that their groups were not important), then which of the following would best describe the results?

Question 19 19. Theresa is studying the relationship between the amount of hours studied and grade point average. A subject's previous familiarity with the material being studied would be an example of which of the following?

Question 20 20. Marty cannot randomly assign subjects to his study because one of his variables is height. Which of the following would best describe Marty's study?

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Question 21 21. Carrie is studying which teaching method is best. She chooses classrooms to use in her study by drawing names out of a hat. But when she assigns method to each of the classes, she makes the decision in a non-random way. Which of the following best describes Carrie's actions?

Question 22 22. The fact that individuals making higher incomes frequently have more years of schooling is an example of a/an _____.

Question 23 23. Anna uses a random number generator to decide which treatment to administer to each of her subjects. Which of the following is Anna demonstrating?

Question 24 24. Which of the following studies would require qualitative research?

Question 25 25. Anna only wants to create an experiment. She will therefore need to create a prediction, then decide what variables can be manipulated and measures, then do what?

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Question 26 26. How are causal studies different from correlational studies?

Question 27 27. Richard is performing a case study, but he doesn't record some possibly useful data because his personal opinions and preferences get in the way. This situation is an example of which of the following weaknesses for a case study?

Question 28 28. What is the purpose of clinical research?

Question 29 29. Case studies:

Question 30 30. Why are case studies NOT always the best approach when doing clinical research?

Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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