LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology 377; fall 2009
Final Exam, Form B
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1. It is unconstitutional for attorneys to excuse a potential juror because of his or her:
b. Magazine subscriptions or bumper stickers
Race or gender (In class discussion related to Ch. 12; Ch. 12, p. 242, lines 8-10; Lecture Ch. 12, slide
2. According to Chapter 5, which of the following factors perpetuates the stereotype that all people with
psychiatric disabilities are violent?
a. Society mistakenly believes that people with psychiatric disabilities take medications that cause them to be
People with psychiatric disabilities are often portrayed as violent in the media (Ch. 5, p. 98, lines 14-
24, Lecture Ch. 5, slide 7)
c. Early research mistakenly reported that this stereotype was accurate
d. Rumors that people with psychiatric disabilities often feel ignored and act out inappropriately for attention
have been exaggerated
3. Which of the following is a requirement for expert testimony to be admissible?
(Lecture Ch. 6, Part 2, slide 25)
4. What role do mitigating factors play in the penalty phase of a capital trial?
a. If jurors find the presence of mitigating factors, then they are required to impose the death penalty