2002prelim2 - Psychology 101 Prelim 2, Fall 2002 completed...

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Psychology 101 Prelim 2, Fall 2002 completed 1. If a research subject in the control group increases his performance in response to competition, it is evidence of the ______ effect. A. Hawthorne B. John Henry C. Schafer D. halo 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is b. 2. The New York Times article on the birth rate increase of August 9, 1966 stated that the cause was the great blackout of Nov. 9, 1965. The most scientific explanation was later found to be: A. that the proportion of births that day was the same for the preceding five years; the blackout hypothesis was not proven B. that Love Story, shown on TV on November 9 just before the blackout, proved to be the real reason for the birth increase C. indirect support of the Times article; blackouts stimulate sexual activity D. that fear, rather than darkness, stimulated the desire for sex 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is a. 3. Which of the following is false? A. a test can have low face validity and high predictive validity B. a test can have high reliability and low content validity C. a test can have high predictive validity and low reliability D. a test can have high reliability and high face validity 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is c. 4. The use of a placebo controls for____ wherein people perform better just because someone is paying attention to them. A. the Hawthorne effect B. the John Jay effect
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C. experimenter expectancy D. the Nathaniel effect 1 out of 1 Correct. 5. Lauren wants to get 9.25 hrs of sleep each night during training for the Olympics to assure that _____ is pumped into her _____ during Stage __ sleep. A. energy; skates;4 B. adrenalin;heart;4 C. calcium; motor cortex; 2 D. melatonin;frontal lobes;REM 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is c. 6. Emmert's law refers to: A. brightness constancy B. shape constancy C. retinal disparity D. the size of after-images in relation to apparent distance E. the moon illusion 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is d. 7. In the lectures on perception it was noted that: A. a person may seem taller or shorter depending on his professorial title. B. rich kids overestimate the size of coins when asked to set an iris to be equal in size to coins in their hands; poor kids underestimate the size. C. the apparent movement of a physically stationary point of light in a darkened surround is called the autosuggestion effect. D. being a smart lawyer for a defendant, you should request that the judge instruct the jury that "the defendant must be considered innocent until proven guilty" immediately after (not before) the evidence and testimony have been heard. 0 out of 1
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Incorrect. The correct answer is a. 8. A stimulus is considered to be subliminal if: A. it is perceived correctly less than 50% of the time it is presented B. the viewer can never perceive it correctly C. the viewer cannot consciously recognize it D. the stimulus appears only to the subconscious mind 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is a.
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2008 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Maas, j during the Spring '06 term at Cornell.

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