Negative Correlation in Psychology: Examples, Definition & Interpretation


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What is a line of best fit?

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1. Which of the following examples describes a negative correlation?

2. Which of the following statements about correlations is NOT correct?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what negative correlation is and how it describes relationships between variables. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include line of best fit and negative correlation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of:

  • Line of best fit
  • Negative correlation example
  • Correlations in general
  • Negative correlations specifically
  • Strength of a negative correlation

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills by engaging in the quiz:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about negative correlation in a different light
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding the strength of a negative correlation and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as positive and negative correlation

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Negative Correlation in Psychology: Examples, Definition & Interpretation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define negative and positive correlation
  • Identify the qualities of a correlation
  • Learn the importance of strength in a negative correlation
  • Relate the line of best fit using a scatterplot
  • Distinguish differences between correlation and causation