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Miami Dade College PSY 2012 – Summer 2007 Exam # 1 Chapters 1 through 4 Dr. Mayte Insua-Auais Name: __________________________ Date: _____________ Directions : Read each question carefully. Select the best answer and bubble in your answer on your Scantron sheet. Please use a separate piece of paper to answer questions # 41 through # 50. The answers to questions # 41 through #50 must be typed, so plan accordingly. If you have any questions, you may contact me via e-mail at [email protected] . Good Luck! Multiple Choice (10 questions per chapter, each question is worth 2 points) 1. Experiments can provide important information, but they also have limitations. Which of the following is one of the limitations discussed in your text? A) Experiments are often conducted in highly controlled laboratory environments and may thus have little to do with actual behavior. B) Experimental results cannot be used to establish a cause-and-effect relationship between two variables. C) Experiments are excellent at describing a phenomenon but cannot be used to make predictions. D) For ethical reasons, only animals can be experimental subjects, and conclusions may not be relevant to human behavior. 2. Which of the following is TRUE regarding correlational research? A) Correlational research indicates causality in either a positive or negative direction. B) You cannot use correlational research to draw conclusions about cause-and-effect relationships. C) Correlations can tell you about relations between two variables but it is not possible to make predictions based upon correlational research. D) Correlations are able to predict the cause-and-effect relationship between two or more variables. 3. Two key figures in the development of humanistic psychology include: A) Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers. B) Sigmund Freud and B. F. Skinner. C) Sigmund Freud and Max Wertheimer. D) John Watson and B. F. Skinner. 4. Both structuralists and functionalists agreed that: A) psychology should not focus on the study of conscious experience, but rather on the investigation of observable behaviors. B) psychologists should directly observe the behaviors of animals in natural settings. C) psychology should study conscious experience. D) psychological findings should be applied to areas like education and child rearing. Page 1
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5. A meta-analysis is most useful when: 5r 6t A) there are not enough subjects in an experiment. B) a particular issue has generated a large number of studies, some of which have produced weak or contradictory results. C) the statistical analysis indicates that the results are statistically significant but the hypothesis is not supported. D) the experiment has never been replicated. 6. What is
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