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Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following describes a positive correlation?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Which of the following BEST completes the following sentence: Correlation research is mainly focused on _____.

Question 4 4. In an experiment, a researcher is attempting to demonstrate _________________.

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. In Henri Tajfel's social identity experiment, the variable measured to determine if social identity had an effect was _____________.

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. What do correlational studies show?

Question 9 9. What is the purpose of clinical research?

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT a reason to perform a case study?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a strength of case study research?

Question 13 13. A control group is important for a researcher because it _____.

Question 14 14. To ensure you effectively answer a research question, you must start with _____.

Question 15 15. Subjects that receive an experimental treatment are part of the _____.

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Question 16 16. What is the difference between correlation and causation?

Question 17 17. Why are case studies NOT always the best approach when doing clinical research?

Question 18 18. _____ is the study of abnormal behaviors, feelings, and thoughts, which are often divided into psychological disorders.

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. 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 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.

'Based on our correlation, we can determine that excess sugar causes people to be overweight'

What is wrong with this statement?

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. 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 25 25. 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 26 26. Anna only wants to use variables in her experiment that can be measured and manipulated. Which of the following variables should Anna NOT use?

Question 27 27. What is a case study?

Question 28 28. Which of the following would be the best example of a case study?

Question 29 29. A control group has which of the following characteristics compared to an experimental group?

Question 30 30. The fact that individuals making higher incomes frequently have more years of schooling is an example of a/an _____.

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