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Question number: 6

» General Psychology » Industrial-Organizational Psychology

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Industrial psychologists have found that

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Choice (4) Response

a.

reinforcement of competition increases output

b.

top-down hierarchical leadership styles consistently decrease output

c.

shifting leadership styles on occasion increases output

d.

no single motivational style works well in all industrial situations

Question number: 7

» Social Psychology » Conformity, Influence and Persuasion

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Mary is anxious when she arrives for her first day in a new office. She mentally rehearses introducing herself, so when someone asks “Where are you from? ” Mary accidentally replies, “I’m Mary. ” Later that afternoon, Mary overhears someone say “The new girl doesn’t seem that smart. ” Because she knows she’s extremely smart, Mary isn’t upset, but she is embarrassed. Her coworker has

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Choice (4) Response

a.

used an internal locus of control.

b.

used as external locus of control

c.

experienced cognitive dissonance.

d.

made a fundamental attribution error.

Question number: 8

» Sensation and Perception » Attention

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In class, Ben is completely focused on the professor’s words, though there are noises and distractions all around him. This is best explained by

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a.

Sensory motivation

b.

sensory overload

c.

sensory adaptation

d.

selective attention

Question number: 9

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

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Which of the following was NOT given by your text as a key question to ask in order to select an appropriate statistical test?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Is the experiment within or between subjects?

b.

None of the above

c.

How many independent variables are there?

d.

What is the level of measurement of the dependent variable?

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