Activity_1_Part_B - 1 Activity I Part B Doing Social Psychology IMPORTANT If you do not transfer your answers to the assignments page you will receive

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1 Activity I, Part B Doing Social Psychology IMPORTANT: If you do not transfer your answers to the assignments page, you will receive zero points. Question 1: Bullet 1 (Step 3): There is a strong positive correlation between a football team winning games and the coach wearing a polka dot tie to each game. What else could explain the strong correlation between winning and the coach wearing a polka dot tie to each game? (1 pt.) TYPE YOUR ANSWERS HERE. Question 2: Bullet 2 (Step 3): There is a strong positive correlation between people how receive regular physical exams and lower cholesterol and blood pressure. What else could explain the strong correlation between regular physical exams and lower cholesterol and blood pressure? (1 pt.) TYPE YOUR ANSWERS HERE. Question 3: Bullet 3 (Step 3): There is a strong positive correlation between hot weather and crimes against persons (such as muggings). Does this mean hot weather causes crimes? Of course not. (1 pt.) TYPE YOUR ANSWERS HERE. Question 4: Bullet 4 (Step 4): There is a strong positive correlation between the eating of Mexican food and people having flatulence. Does this mean the eating of Mexican food causes people to have flatulence? Of course not. (1 pt.) TYPE YOUR ANSWERS HERE. Questions on correlations Question 5: Recently, a politician extolled the virtues of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. In his salute to the Scouts, the politician mentioned that few teenagers convicted of street crimes had been members of the Scouts. In other words, he was positing a negative correlation between activity in
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  • Spring '17
  • Wendy Smith
  • Social Psychology, Correlation and dependence, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient

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