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Question number: 72

» Social Psychology » Social Psychology Theories, Applications and Issues

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A speaker is attempting to convince an audience of listeners that a particular theory of evolution is correct. The audience consists of 500 adult men and women. Which of the following factors would NOT increase the likelihood that the speaker will convince the audience?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

The speaker confidently tells the audience it will be convinced.

b.

The speaker is perceived as an expert.

c.

The speaker uses anecdotal information.

d.

The speaker engages in a debate with an opponent.

e.

The speaker is similar to the audience.

Question number: 73

» Lifespan Development » Intelligence

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Which of the following types of intelligence would be most important in answering trivia questions?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Creative

b.

Bodily kinesthetic

c.

Practical

d.

Crystallized

e.

Fluid

Question number: 74

» Sensation and Perception » Vestibular and Kinesthetic Senses

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The Romberg Test is otherwise known as the

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

apparent motion test.

b.

finger wiggle test.

c.

walking-running-skipping test.

d.

nose-finger-nose test.

e.

standing still test.

Question number: 75

» Sensation and Perception » Psychophysics, Signal Detection

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In a laboratory experiment, subjects wear headphones and are tested individually. Each of 500 subjects is presented first with a light and then possibly with a low-intensity tone in the earphones. Subjects are instructed to push a button if they hear a tone. Subjects are rewarded with $10 for each hit. In 500 trials, 200 times a tone was presented, and 300 times a tone was not presented. One hundred and ninety tones were detected. Also, the button was pressed 270 times in response to no tone.

Which of the following describes the subjects’ overall performance?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

460 hits

b.

10 misses and 30 false alarms

c.

190 hits and 270 misses

d.

10 misses and 30 correct rejections

e.

280 misses

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