Multiple Choice: Identrj) the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
1. A vague, mildly favorable personality description that most people would .
consider highly self-descriptive is called:
a. a Rorschach portrayal
PSYC 299-01 Myths and Controversies in Psychology (Spring, 2015)
Instructor: Blair Gross
Classes: MW 12:00-1:15, Richmond Hall 109
Office: Richmond Hall 116
Office Hours: MW 10-12, and by appointment.
DePaulo and Bond discussion questions
1. DePaulo and Bond summarize previous theories regarding lying. Where in the body (what body
parts) do Ekman and Friesen (1969) claim that you will be able to detect liars?
People are most likely to show deception in
Sample Midterm Questions
Draw and label a picture that describes the process of creating and remembering an event.
A researcher is interested in whether students involved in Greek life are more likely to binge drink. She
surveys the students on campus, as
Memory working process?
o Stages of memory: the basic problems
o Flashbulb memory: because of the emotion attached to it, lots of details will be
memorized (lots of rehearsal -> stored in long-term memory)
Types of data
o Nominal data: catego
Memory distortion/false memory
o Schmolck Buffalo & Squire (2000): mistaken recollection and memory
distortions were more common after 32 months than after 15 months
Simpson trial verdict
o McDermott & Roediger (1998): associated word list -> reco
1. In Naked Statistics, we discussed three things we ask data to do. Which of the
following is NOT one of those things -
a. to be representative V
b. to provide a comparison 1/"
to be organized
d. to provide knowledge (just because) V"
2. In the fo
PSYC 299 Myths and Controversies in Psychology
Active Reading Assignment
For the active reading assignments, you will take notes detailing your thought processes
as you read the assigned article. These notes should show me that you underst