AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology: Questions 39 - 42 of 1650

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Question number: 39

» History, Approaches & Research Methods » Statistics, Research Methods & Ethics » Describing Data

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One of the limitations of the survey method is

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

the self-fulfilling prophecy.

b.

that replies may not be accurate.

c.

that it sets up an artificial situation.

d.

observer bias.

e.

that replies are determinant.

Question number: 40

» Abnormal Psychology » Anxiety Disorders

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When Sara returned from combat in the Gulf War, she began experiencing high anxiety that has persisted without any improvement. This example illustrates which anxiety related disorder?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

obsessive-compulsive

b.

phobia

c.

panic

d.

post-traumatic stress

e.

anxiety

Question number: 41

» History, Approaches & Research Methods » Experimental, Correlation, & Clinical Research

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A researcher determines that the crime rate in a large city fluctuates with the phases of the moon. He concludes that the gravitational pull of the moon influences human behavior. He has committed what error?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

He incorrectly inferred correlation from causation.

b.

He failed to measure the gravitational pull to test his hypothesis.

c.

He explained the placebo effect.

d.

He has overlooked the placebo effect.

e.

He incorrectly inferred causation from correlation.

Question number: 42

» Abnormal Psychology » Schizophrenic Disorders

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If a person suffering from schizophrenia has an identical twin, that twin

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

will have a 86 percent chance of becoming schizophrenic.

b.

is also likely to have more than one personality.

c.

will be no more likely than anyone else to become schizophrenic.

d.

will have a 46 percent chance of becoming schizophrenic.

e.

is almost sure to become schizophrenic.

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