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Unformatted text preview: In Class #6 Review for Final Exam 1) Read the two definitions of psychology below. Definition #1: Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes. Definition #2: Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes informed by empirical data. Why is Definition #2 a more accurate description of contemporary psychology? a) Psychology focuses on the study of naturalistic habitats. b) Psychology views actions as a result of societal influence. c) Psychology uses laboratory specimens to gain knowledge. d) Psychology relies on controlled observation and experiments. 2) An admissions committee wanted to find out which college applicants would most likely be successful in college. To inform their conclusion, the committee looked at the correlation between High School GPAs and Freshman GPAs for 100 college graduates. Which goal of psychology is represented in this situation? a) Control b) Prediction c) Description d) Explanation 3) Which of the following is a component of behaviorism? a) Study behaviors that are directly observable b) Focus on unique features of human functioning c) How information is stored and operates in the brain d) Interactions between conscious and unconscious forces 4) I believe that all behavior is motivated by unconscious forces. What perspective do I probably take? a) Biological b) Behavioral c) Psychoanalysis d) Cognitive e) Humanistic 5) Bob thinks that an alcoholic cant help himself. John thinks that an alcoholic can make a choice not to drink. What issue are Bob and John debating? a) Nature v. nurture b) Free will v. determinism c) Unconscious v. conscious determinants of behavior d) Observable behavior v. internal mental processes e) Individual differences v. universal principles 6) Who of the following can prescribe medications? a) Ms. Johnson, who has a masters degree in social work b) Dr. Johnson, who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology c) Dr. Johnson, who has an M.D. and is a psychiatrist d) Dr. Johnson, who has a Psy.D. and is a clincial psychologist 7) A researcher is interested in conducting a longitudinal study to follow the academic progress of one specific child who was recently diagnosed with autism. In this case, which method of data collection would be most effective? a) Survey b) Case study c) Scientific experiment d) Naturalistic observation e) Archival research 8) A school district is purchasing new textbooks. They ask each elementary teacher to review and rate each of the 3 choices. In this case, which method of data collection would be most effective? a) Survey b) Case study c) Scientific experiment d) Naturalistic observation e) Archival research 9) Which of the following correlation coefficients symbolizes the strongest correlation between two variables?...
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