PSYC 1001 E. Practice Quiz (Midterm #1)

PSYC 1001 E. Practice Quiz (Midterm #1) - PSYC 1001 E...

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PSYC 1001 E. Practice Quiz (for Midterm #1) Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. ____ 1. Statistics designed to help one draw conclusions from a set of data are referred to as a. descriptive statistics b. frequency statistics c. nonparametric statistics d. inferential statistics ____ 2. Which of the following areas is LEAST likely to be considered an applied area of psychology? a. industrial psychology b. clinical psychology c. educational psychology d. developmental psychology ____ 3. Imagine that the personality traits of openness and extroversion are positively correlated. If Andrea's score in openness is extremely low a. she would most likely score at the low end of the extroversion scale b. it is impossible to predict how she is likely to score on the extroversion scale without more information c. she would most likely score at the high end of the extroversion scale d. she would probably score close to the median on the extroversion scale ____ 4. A group of researchers wanted to determine if people will eat more food in a room with red paint and red dec- orations than in a room that is decorated blue. Half the participants in this study ate in a red room and half ate in a blue room. The researchers then measured how much food was consumed in each of the two rooms. In this study, the independent variable was a. the type of food that was available during the study b. the amount of food that was consumed c. the colour of the decorations in the room d. how hungry the participants were at the end of the study ____ 5. Researchers studying the effects of sleep deprivation tested the physical coordination skills of 25-year-old males who had been sleep deprived for 24, 36, or 48 hours. In this study, the dependent variable would be a. the age of the research participants b. the physical coordination skills of the men in the study c. the length of time the participants had been sleep deprived d. the type of physical coordination task the researchers use ____ 6. Dr. McDougall is a researcher who measures blood alcohol level to determine intoxication. In this example, blood alcohol level is the ____ definition of intoxication. a. Operational b. Dictionary c. Objective d. Precise ____ 7. A psychologist whose major interest focuses on how behaviour changes as a function of age would probably be considered a a. physiological psychologist b. developmental psychologist c. social psychologist d. cognitive psychologist
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____ 8. As correlation coefficients ____, the ability to predict one variable based on knowledge of the second variable increases. a. become positive b. become negative c. increase in strength d. decrease in strength ____ 9. Theories permit researchers to move from a. understanding to application b. concept to description c. application to control d. description to understanding ____ 10. Of the following correlation coefficients, the one that would allow the MOST accurate predictions of one
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PSYC 1001 E. Practice Quiz (Midterm #1) - PSYC 1001 E...

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