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Sample%20Midterm%20Questions - In chapter 1 of the text,...

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In chapter 1 of the text, the introductory vignette describes an incident in which a West African immigrant was shot by New York City policemen. The immigrant reached into his pocket when told to freeze, and the police believed he was reaching for a weapon. The police officers mistakenly killed the man. Why might this incident be important for psychological scientists to study? a. It highlights how emotional stress causes otherwise innocent victims to act irrationally. b. It highlights how emotional stress causes police to shoot innocent victims. c. It demonstrates the reliability of eyewitness testimony. d. It demonstrates that individuals may misperceive a situation based on their own expectations. A researcher believes that presenting possible suspects in a lineup one at a time instead of in a group would lead to more accurate identification of the true suspect. This belief represents: a. a hypothesis b. an independent variable c. response performance d. a theory Amadi is listening to John play the guitar. When John plays a note, the vibrations of the air are
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2011 for the course PSYC PSYC 100 taught by Professor Daniellevitin during the Fall '09 term at McGill.

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Sample%20Midterm%20Questions - In chapter 1 of the text,...

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