Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the difference between correlation and causation?

Question 2 2. The fact that individuals making higher incomes frequently have more years of schooling is an example of a/an _____.

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

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Which of the following best explains why it is important to use random selection?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. A control group is important for a researcher because it _____.

Question 8 8. A control group has which of the following characteristics compared to an experimental group?

Question 9 9. A control group is _____.

Question 10 10. 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 11 11. Which of the following BEST completes the following sentence: Correlation research is mainly focused on _____.

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. How are causal studies different from correlational studies?

Question 14 14. What do correlational studies show?

Question 15 15. What is the purpose of clinical research?

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Question 16 16. In Solomon Asch's study, he wanted to study the phenomenon of the participant's social desire to _________________.

Question 17 17. 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?

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

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

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

Question 22 22. If two variables are correlated, then we can say that the variables have _____.

Question 23 23. 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 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. Why are case studies NOT always the best approach when doing clinical research?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Subjects that receive an experimental treatment are part of the _____.

Question 28 28. When a researcher finds the correlation coefficient, which of the following does he find?

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. In an experiment, a researcher is attempting to demonstrate _________________.

Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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