2002 psych prelim

2002 psych prelim - 1 If you are in a crowd and need...

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1. If you are in a crowd and need emergency help: A. shout loudly and continuously for help B. the more people who see you, the more likely you'll get help C. point to specific people to help you D. you will get help easily if you are well-dressed and good lookng. 1 out of 1 Correct. 2. Cult leaders Jim Jones and David Koresh practiced similar mind control techniques including all of the following except: A. promising love, food, and shelter B. encouraging devotion to one's own parents and family C. appealing to group goals D. sleep deprivation 1 out of 1 Correct. 3. In the Sheridan and King experiment a higher percentage of females than males obeyed the order to deliver 450 volts of shock to dogs. A later study showed that: A. the females were more sadistic B. a higher percentage of males were dog owners C. the females were emotionally tougher than males D. the experimenter's tone of voice was more demanding when reading the instructions to female subjects. 1 out of 1 Correct. 4. The distinctive feature of the psychodynamic perspective is its emphasis on: A. natural selection. B. brain chemistry. C. social norms. D. unconscious conflicts. E. learned behaviors. 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is d. 5. Giving half the members of a group some purported psychological finding and the other half an opposite result is an easy way to
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demonstrate the impact of: A. the false consensus effect. B. illusory correlation. C. the hindsight bias. D. random sampling. E. the double-bind procedure. 1 out of 1 Correct. 6. People often fail to make accurate generalizations because they are unduly influenced by ________ cases. A. randomly selected B. vivid C. representative D. the most frequently occurring 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is b. 7. Which of the following correlation coefficients expresses the weakest degree of relationship between two variables? A. -.12 B. +1.00 C. -.99 D. +.25 E. -.50 1 out of 1 Correct. 8. When a difference between two groups is "statistically significant," this means that: A. the difference is statistically real but of little practical significance. B. the difference is probably the result of sampling variation. C. the difference is not likely to be due to chance variation. D. all of the above are true. 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is c. 9. After they had first agreed to display a 3-inch "Be a Safe Driver" sign, California home owners were highly likely to permit the installation of a very large and unattractive "Drive Carefully" sign in their front yards. This best illustrates: A. the mere exposure effect.
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B. the foot-in-the-door phenomenon. C. the fundamental attribution error. D. social facilitation. E. deindividuation. Question not answered
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Maas, j during the Fall '06 term at Cornell.

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