Chapter 1 Thinking Critically With Psychological Science Quiz

Chapter 1 Thinking Critically With Psychological Science Quiz

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1 Thinking Critically With Psychological Science Quiz 1. Students in Dr. Hunt's Introductory Psychology class come with their own preconceived notions of psychology as well as of different majors. Many are taking the course as part of their Social Science requirement; however, 10 of them are psychology majors, and all believe they will become psychologists. It will be interesting to follow- up with these 10 students a year from now to see how many of them have changed their majors. This tendency to make predictions about one's life so self-assuredly is called: A. hindsight bias. B. "I-knew-it-all-along" phenomenon. C. overconfidence. D. academic predictiveness. Correct Points Earned: 1/1 Correct Answer: C Your Response: C 2. You just found out that the homecoming queen and captain of the football team from your high school are splitting up. You think back to the last time you saw them together and have the feeling that you could have predicted their divorce. Which of the following is the most likely cause for your feeling? A. astute observation powers B. inferential thinking C. critical thinking D. hindsight bias Correct Points Earned: 1/1 Correct Answer: D Your Response: D 3. Jane and Sarah were watching the evening news when viewers were asked to call in about the city's proposal to raise taxes. Later in the broadcast, the results were posted. Both Jane and Sarah were skeptical of the 68% of the viewers who supported the tax increase. They wondered who the people that called in were. Jane and Sarah are demonstrating: A. critical thinking. B. rhetoric. C. humility. D. overconfident thinking. Correct Points Earned: 1/1 Correct Answer: A Your Response: A 4. Which of the following qualities would researchers in psychology ascribe to "good" theories? A. They should be based on intuition and operational definitions. B. A "good" theory should have all of these qualities. C. They should organize observations and imply clear testable predictions. D. They should be based on only a few observations and after-the-fact explanations. Correct Points Earned: 1/1 Correct Answer: C Your Response: C 5. We must always keep in mind that when we see random coincidences, they are truly __________ and ______________. A. random; perfectly correlated. B. random; negatively correlated. C. random; moderately correlated. D. random; not correlated. Correct Points Earned: 1/1 Correct Answer: D Your Response: D 6....
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