AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology: Questions 455 - 460 of 1651

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Question number: 455

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

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The most powerful research tool is a (an)

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

experiment.

b.

survey.

c.

clinical study.

d.

field study.

e.

correlational study.

Question number: 456

» Sensation & Perception » Perceptual Processes » Interpretation

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A widespread increase in the reported sightings of UFOs following newspaper reports of similar sightings may be attributed to

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Choice (5) Response

a.

perceptual expectancy.

b.

coordinated perceptual set.

c.

perceptual hypothesis

d.

mass hallucination.

e.

perceptual defense.

Question number: 457

» Abnormal Psychology » Anxiety Disorders

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Irrational acts a person feels driven to repeat are called ________. They help control anxiety caused by ________.

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

obsessions; compulsions

b.

obsessions; defense mechanisms

c.

compulsions; obsessions

d.

compulsions; defense mechanisms

e.

defense mechanisms; obsessions

Question number: 458

» Developmental Psychology » Nature, Nurture, & Human Diversity » Behavioral Genetics

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Maintenance of an internal biological balance is called:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Drive

b.

Instinct

c.

Need

d.

Homeostasis

e.

Goal

Question number: 459

» Learning » Operant Conditioning

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What is explained by a defendant who is harassed and tortured until he confesses?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

Positive reinforcement

b.

Punishment

c.

Negative punishment

d.

Positive punishment

e.

Negative reinforcement

Question number: 460

» Developmental Psychology » Nature, Nurture, & Human Diversity » Cultural Influences

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Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory suggests that a child’s most important discoveries are guided by

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

both other children and adults acting as tutors.

b.

adults don’t act as tutors.

c.

other children.

d.

adults acting as tutors.

e.

neither other children nor adults acting as tutors.

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