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Psychology 1001 Dr. Martichuski Test #1A Spring, 2006 1) Which of the following is the definition of psychology discussed in lecture? a. The science of behavior and mental processes b. The study of human nature c. A discipline focused on the interpretation, development, and improvement of human behavior d. All of the above 2) Some of the earliest psychology research, by researchers such as Helmholtz, Wundt and James in the 1800's, primarily studied issues related to 3) According to the text, the most persistent of psychology's "big issues" is 4) If the results of a nationwide survey show a positive correlation between obesity and preference for McDonalds over Burger King, we can conclude that 5) The difference between a true experiment and a quasi-experiment is that true experiments a. always allow you to infer causality b. allow you to control any alternative explanations c. involve the random assignment of participants to various groups d. both b and c 6) In an experiment that tests the hypothesis that certain types of food cause depression, the dependent variable would be 7) The purpose of a control group is to 8) There is probably _____ correlation between number of cigarettes smoked and lifespan. 9) A researcher wants to find out how people respond to natural disasters, so she goes to the area where a natural disaster has struck, and observes the residents’ responses to the disaster. She takes detailed notes about behaviors. This is an example of what type of research? a. a true experiment b. a quasi-experiment
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c. a correlation d. descriptive research
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