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PSYC 2390: Psychology of Women Assignment 1 Answer Key Multiple Choice (1 point each) A. . 1 Chapter 1 Which of the following is an example of sexism? ID#: 10 Your next-door neighbor is saving money for his son to go to college, but he doesn’t think that females should pursue higher education. C. . 2 Chapter 1 Cynthia is very polite to the principal at her daughter’s school, but she is rude to the cleaning staff at this school. Cynthia is most clearly demonstrating ID#: 15 classism. B. . 3 Chapter 1 A psychologist wants to compare heterosexual women with lesbian women with respect to the length of time a love relationship lasts. She decides to compare 100 heterosexual women who are married with 100 lesbians who are currently in a love relationship. Without knowing anything more about this study, what might you suspect to be an important confounding variable? ID#: 54 The heterosexual women are in a legally “sanctioned” relationship, whereas the lesbian women are not. B. . 4 Chapter 1 Suppose that you are reading a newspaper article claiming that men and women differ significantly on a new test of creativity. As you read more closely, you realize that the males’ average was 101, one point higher than the females’ average of 100. What would you conclude? ID#: 58 The results probably have little practical significance. B. . 5 Chapter 2 In most respects, advertisements in magazines and on TV probably show a distorted picture of reality. In what area are these ads realistic? ID#: 99 They show women doing housework to the same extent that they do in reality. D. . 6 Chapter 2 Suppose that you are participating in a study about word associations conducted by a team of researchers. You know that the study has something to do with ideas about gender, but the researchers never actually ask you to rate men and women. This study is probably testing: ID#: 104 implicit gender stereotypes. A. . 7 Chapter 2 According to research about heterosexism, ID#: 113 men have more negative attitudes toward lesbians and gay males than women do. D. . 8 Chapter 2 When people are asked to judge why males and females have been successful on a task, they are likely to say that ID#: 116 males have been successful because of high ability, whereas females have been successful because they put in a lot of effort.
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