History, Approaches & Research Methods (AP Psychology): Questions 29 - 34 of 212

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Question number: 29

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

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In an experiment, Sara investigates how alcohol affects aggression. The number of alcoholic drinks the subject has is called:

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Independent variable

b.

Positive variable

c.

Dependent variable

d.

Experimental variable

Question number: 30

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The independent variable in an experiment is

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the variable that the experimenter chooses which cannot be manipulated.

b.

any unwanted variable that may adversely affect the subject’s performance.

c.

the subject himself.

d.

the variable that the experimenter chooses to manipulate.

Question number: 31

» History, Approaches & Research Methods » Approaches & Perspectives

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The term psychopathology refers to

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the study of psychology.

b.

the focus on career counselling.

c.

the distinction between psychologists and psychiatrists.

d.

mental illness.

Question number: 32

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In the simplest experiment, the two groups of subjects are treated exactly alike except for the ________ variable.

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Choice (4) Response

a.

dependent

b.

independent

c.

intervening

d.

control

Question number: 33

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________ is an inherent part of the scientific method.

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Choice (4) Response

a.

reinforcement

b.

common sense

c.

practice

d.

observation

Question number: 34

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We wish to test the hypothesis that music improves learning. We compare test scores of students who study to music with those who study in silence. Which of the following is an extraneous variable in this experiment?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the presence or absence of music

b.

the amount of time allowed for the studying

c.

silence

d.

the students’ test scores

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