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Question number: 34

» Personality » Personality and Behavior

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Maccoby and Jacklin found that one of the few true gender differences seems to be

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Choice (5) Response

a.

better mathematical skills in boys

b.

better science skills in boys

c.

better spatial ability in boys

d.

better visual ability in girls

e.

more compassion in girls

Question number: 35

» Measurement and Methodology » Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity

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It is most appropriate to use the Spearman-Brown formula to estimate what form of reliability?

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Test-retest reliability.

b.

Past-present reliability.

c.

parallel form reliability

d.

Split-half reliability.

e.

Alternate-forms reliability.

Question number: 36

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Stress, Conflict, Coping

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Viggo needs to take an extended leave of absence from work for personal reasons. The remaining employees are required to perform Viggo’s duties, and Dew is the only one who understands how to do many of them. Though Dew’s body is unable to maintain the alarmed state it entered when he learned of the additional work, he remains “stressed out” over the weeks that follow. If the stressor of additional responsibility lasts too long, Dew could become sick and have trouble functioning himself. This is the ________ stage of the general adaptation syndrome (GAS).

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a.

resistance.

b.

alarm.

c.

secondary

d.

exhaustion.

e.

stress coping

Question number: 37

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Causes and Development of Disorders

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Ms. Garry, an 82-year-old woman in failing health whose companion had died 5 years before, was placed in a nursing home by her daughter. She withdrew from social life, spent most of her waking hours watching TV, and became morose. Seligman would label her behavior

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a.

inoculation

b.

cataclysmic stress

c.

cyclothymic disorder

d.

post-traumatic stress syndrome

e.

learned helplessness

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