Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. As part of the Hawthorne Studies, employees were split into two groups. For one group the lighting in their work area was substantially improved for a day, while the lighting in the work area for the other group remained unchanged. Which step in the scientific method does this address?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an example of applied psychological research?

Question 3 3. Mary's study primarily relies on observation, surveys, and case studies. Which of the following best describes Mary's study?

Question 4 4. The steps of the scientific method include: Ask a question, _____, Form a hypothesis, Test the hypothesis & collect data, Analyze data, and _____.

Question 5 5. Bill will be testing to see if a new type of therapy will be helpful, but due to ethical reasons, he will have to enter all of his subjects into one therapeutic group. Which of the following is the best explanation for why this is a non-experimental design?

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Question 6 6. Xavier is conducting a study on the effect of an online game on test scores. He has two groups of subjects to whom he gives a pretest. Xavier then gives one group the treatment (the online game) and gives the other group worksheets. He then gives each group a posttest. Which of the following best describes the type of research that Xavier is conducting?

Question 7 7. The purpose of research in the psychology field is to:

Question 8 8. When formulating a research question, one must be careful to choose a question that is _____ and not too _____.

Question 9 9. Why is it important that a researcher avoid skipping steps in the scientific method process?

Question 10 10. As part of the famous Hawthorne Studies back in the 1920's, Elton Mayo and Fritz Roethlisberger wanted to know, 'Could certain environmental conditions, such as improved lighting, make employees work more efficiently?' Which step in the scientific method does this address?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is the most effective way to use models in the decision-making process?

Question 12 12. The scientific method _____, while the nonscientific method _____.

Question 13 13. You decide to throw an umbrella in your car before leaving the house because it feels like rain to you, even though the weather forecast isn't calling for rain. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 14 14. A researcher is studying the behavior of animals in difficult desert conditions in Africa. He is measuring how many times they eat per day, analyzing how much they are active during extremely hot temperatures, and how much water they drink per day. He hopes to understand what they need to survive in such a harsh climate. Based on the concept of generalization, which of the following can the results of this study be applied on?

Question 15 15. Scientific models are used to _____ complex ideas.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following pitfalls is often responsible for poor decisions based off of models?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a part of a psychological research experiment?

Question 18 18.
________
is/are careful and detailed studies for a question about the world, an issue, or a concern.

Question 19 19. Which is an example of basic research?

Question 20 20. Currently, the common model of the human mind compares it to _____.

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Question 21 21. Applied research:

Question 22 22. Basic research:

Question 23 23. Why is using an operational definition sometimes problematic in research?

Question 24 24. John is really nervous to fly to the Bahamas for his honeymoon. However, he has chosen to put aside his fear because he knows that flying is actually safer than driving to another destination. This is an example of using _____.

Question 25 25. Mary gives her subjects a survey to complete. Which type of psychological tool is Mary using?

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Question 26 26. 'I knew someone with mental problems, so everyone with mental problems must be like that,' is an example of _____.

Question 27 27. Psychological research is a broad category of research. Which of the following does NOT often have a model to help describe it?

Question 28 28. Observational bias occurs when an observer:

Question 29 29. 'Human behavior is caused by the soul interacting with nerve fibers' is false for many reasons, but specifically, it fails the aspect of determinism because

Question 30 30.

What type of research is the following:

The juveniles primarily avoided each other during their interactions. However, when contact did occur, there was some aggression noted ('squaring off'=5; verbal threats=3). However, after each interaction the juveniles would then separate and continue to avoid each other.

Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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