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Question number: 34

» Social Psychology » Attitudes & Attitude Change

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Question

Karen smokes two packs of cigarettes a day. However, she is aware that smoking is harmful to her health; therefore, she holds two conflicting or dissonant thoughts. If Karen were to reduce her cognitive dissonance by changing her attitude, she might say to herself,

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

“Smoking really isn’t that dangerous. ”

b.

“Smoking really is dangerous. “

c.

“I think that I’ll try to give up smoking. ”

d.

“Smoking is a habit that I have little control over. ”

e.

“I’ll only smoke when I feel stressed out. ”

Question number: 35

» Motivation & Emotion » Theories of Emotion » Expressed Emotion

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Question

of the following factors that moderate the stress response, the one that explains why different stressors produce different responses based upon the persons’ interpretation of the stressors is known as:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

social backup

b.

cognitive appraisal

c.

psychological hardiness

d.

social support

e.

perceived control

Question number: 36

» Sensation & Perception » Sensory Adaptations » Vision

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Which of the following is a dimension of visual experience?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Loudness

b.

Brightness

c.

Pitch

d.

Hue

e.

Timbre

Question number: 37

» Biological Bases of Behavior » The Brain » Cerebral Cortex

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The cerebellum and cerebrum are:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Bilaterally symmetrical

b.

Found in the mid-brain

c.

Found in frontal lobe

d.

In front of the central fissure

e.

Functionally independent

Question number: 38

» History, Approaches & Research Methods » Statistics, Research Methods & Ethics » Making Inferences

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Question

A random sample can best be explained as:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

A selection of cases from a larger population

b.

A selection of cases from the control group

c.

A sample that is carefully chosen so the characteristics of participants correspond to the larger population

d.

A sample of a larger population from the experimental group

e.

A sample in which each potential participant has an equal chance of being selected

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