History, Approaches & Research Methods (AP Psychology): Questions 128 - 132 of 212

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Question number: 128

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

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Research has shown that a high percentage of innocent persons “fail” when administered a polygraph test, an outcome known as a:

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

true negative

b.

false positive

c.

true positive

d.

false negative

Question number: 129

» History, Approaches & Research Methods » Approaches & Perspectives

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A psychologist is attempting to understand why certain physical characteristics are rated as attractive. The psychologist explains that certain characteristics have been historically adaptive, and thus are considered attractive. This explanation is consistent with which of the following approaches?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

the evolutionary approach

b.

the behavioral approach

c.

the humanistic approach

d.

the cognitive approach

Question number: 130

» History, Approaches & Research Methods » Logic, Philosophy, & History of Science

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The first task in psychology is to carefully observe and objectively describe:

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Social Institution

b.

Behaviour

c.

Act

d.

Symptoms of abnormality

Question number: 131

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

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A major disadvantage of the experimental method is that

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

APA Ethical Review Committees often do not approve of the research techniques.

b.

there is a certain amount of artificiality attached to it.

c.

there is no amount of artificial content.

d.

subjects are difficult to find for research projects.

Question number: 132

» History, Approaches & Research Methods » Logic, Philosophy, & History of Science

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The four main goals of psychological research are:

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Description, prediction, assessment and manipulation

b.

Description, explanation, control and validity

c.

Description, experimentation, prediction and control

d.

Description, explanation, assessment and manipulation

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