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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. 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?

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

Question 4 4. Damon wants to test two different medications. When deciding which medication to give to each subject, he flips a coin. Which of the following is Damon demonstrating?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following best explains why it is important to use random selection?

Question 7 7. Why do psychologists do clinical research?

Question 8 8. What is the difference between correlation and causation?

Question 9 9. _____ is the study of abnormal behaviors, feelings, and thoughts, which are often divided into psychological disorders.

Question 10 10. A control group is important for a researcher because it _____.

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Question 11 11. To ensure you effectively answer a research question, you must start with _____.

Question 12 12. Subjects that receive an experimental treatment are part of the _____.

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. In an experiment, a researcher is attempting to demonstrate _________________.

Question 15 15. In Solomon Asch's study, he wanted to study the phenomenon of the participant's social desire to _________________.

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Question 16 16.

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

What is wrong with this statement?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. 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 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a reason to perform a case study?

Question 20 20. 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 21 21. Which of the following studies would require qualitative research?

Question 22 22. What is a case study?

Question 23 23. What do correlational studies show?

Question 24 24. How are causal studies different from correlational studies?

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. 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?

Question 27 27. Why are case studies NOT always the best approach when doing clinical research?

Question 28 28. A control group is _____.

Question 29 29. In Henri Tajfel's social identity experiment, the variable measured to determine if social identity had an effect was _____________.

Question 30 30. If two variables are correlated, then we can say that the variables have _____.

Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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