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Name Chapter 1c--Introduction to Psychology and Research Methods Description Instructions Modify Add Question Here Question 1 Multiple Choice 0 points Modify Remove Question Income and crime within one's neighborhood have a negative correlation. We can say that Answer increased crime causes income to decrease. increased income causes crime to decrease. as income increases, neighborhood crime decreases. as income increases, neighborhood crime increases. Add Question Here Question 2 Multiple Choice 0 points Modify Remove Question If the correlations between one's self-concept and academic performance were positive, we could say that Answer academic performance and self-concept are largely unrelated. academic performance is an important cause of one's self-concept. one's self-concept is an important cause of academic performance. a self-concept and academic performance are related, but no causal relationship has been established. Add Question Here Question 3 Multiple Choice 0 points Modify Remove Question Abdul is listening to a radio talk show and hears the announcer talk about "a high correlation between crime and poverty." The announcer concludes that since there was a high correlation, poverty must cause crime. Abdul is taking psychology and is skeptical of what he just heard. He knows that Answer correlation does not indicate causation. to properly evaluate the statement, he needs to know the magnitude of the correlation. poverty and crime rates are difficult to measure. the research indicates that crime causes poverty and not vice versa. Add Question Here Question 4 Multiple Choice 0 points Modify Remove Question One of the advantages of the correlational method is that Answer greater control is possible over the phenomenon in question. cause-and-effect relationships can be confirmed. it allows prediction. it can only be used in the laboratory. Add Question Here Question 5 Multiple Choice 0 points Modify Remove Question One of the disadvantages of the correlational method is that Answer correlations may be weak. correlations may be negative or zero. it can only be used in laboratory settings. the relationships observed between variables may be caused by some unknown third factor. Add Question Here Question 6 Multiple Choice 0 points Modify Remove Question If a researcher finds a negative correlation between the number of hours that students play computer games and grades. This means that Answer computer game playing causes a decrease in grades. computer game playing causes an increase in grades. lower grades causes a student to be disinterested in studying and more interested in playing computer games. an experiment would have to be performed to establish a cause-and-effect relationship between video game playing and grades.
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  • Spring '12
  • BORIDERI
  • Psychology, researcher, Causality

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