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Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT a reason to perform a case study?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. What is the difference between correlation and causation?

Question 4 4. Case studies:

Question 5 5. 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 6 6. 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 7 7. In an experiment, a researcher is attempting to demonstrate _________________.

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. In Henri Tajfel's social identity experiment, the variable measured to determine if social identity had an effect was _____________.

Question 10 10. Why do psychologists do clinical research?

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Question 11 11. Subjects that receive an experimental treatment are part of the _____.

Question 12 12. If two variables are correlated, then we can say that the variables have _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements is not correct?

Question 14 14. What is a quasi-experimental study?

Question 15 15. A numerical representation of the strength and direction of the relationship is known as what?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements is not correct?

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

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 19 19. Which of the following refers to a controlled event that is designed to demonstrate the validity of a cause-effect hypothesis or to determine the effects of a unique condition?

Question 20 20. Which of the following terms refers to a form of research where a researcher looks at one particular person in-depth?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is a strength of case study research?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Which of the following statements is not true?

Question 24 24. What do correlational studies show?

Question 25 25. A control group is _____.

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Question 26 26. In Solomon Asch's study, he wanted to study the phenomenon of the participant's social desire to _________________.

Question 27 27. Which of the following studies would require qualitative research?

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. Which of the following terms refers to a mutual relationship between two variables where a change in one variable causes a simultaneous and equivalent change in the other variable?

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements refers to two variables that are related to each other in such a manner that as one variable increases, the other variable also increases?

Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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