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Psychology 101 Prelim 98

Psychology 101 Prelim 98 - Psychology 101 Prelim 1 Fall...

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Psychology 101 Prelim 1, Fall 1998 completed Total score: 41 out of 50, 82% 1. The hindsight bias most directly contributes to the perception that: A. psychological theories are simply reflections of researchers' personal values. B. psychological experiments are artificial. C. psychological theories and observations are merely common sense. D. psychology is potentially dangerous. 1 out of 1 Correct. 2. If someone were to flip a coin six times, which of the following sequences of heads (H) and tails (T) would be most likely? A. H H H T T T B. H T T H T H C. H H H H H H D. All the above would be equally likely. 1 out of 1 Correct. 3. If eating saturated fat and the likelihood of contracting cancer are positively correlated, which of the following is true? 1 out of 1 4. In a psychological experiment, researchers are interested in studying the potential effects of the ________ variable. 1 out of 1 5. A dispositional attribution is to ________ as a situational attribution is to ________. 1 out of 1 6. Which of the following factors is the most powerful predictor of friendship? A. similarity in age
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B. common racial and religious background C. similarity in physical attractiveness D. physical proximity 1 out of 1 Correct. 7. You would probably be least likely to commit the fundamental attribution error in explaining why: 0 out of 1 Incorrect. The correct answer is a. 8. According to Zimbardo (Shyness) and lecture: 1 out of 1
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