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Question number: 94

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

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In the language of psychometrics, reliability refers primarily to

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

measurement methods

b.

consistency in measurement.

c.

expertise in measurement.

d.

speed of measurement.

Question number: 95

» Lifespan Development » Perception and Cognition

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Scott’s family has a cat, so when he sees any small four-legged furry creature, he says “doggie. ” The pattern of thought that provides Scott with a concept with which to compare his understanding of “doggie” is called

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Choice (4) Response

a.

object permanence.

b.

maturation

c.

a schema.

d.

accommodation.

Question number: 96

» Social Psychology » Conformity, Influence and Persuasion

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Which of the following exemplifies the illusion of control?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

A parent who believes that punishment is a deterrent

b.

A woman who practices superstitious behavior

c.

A teacher who believes she influences her students

d.

A boy who practices positive imagery to help calm his stage fright

Question number: 97

» Sensation and Perception » Audition

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Which is true of the ossicles in the auditory system?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

The stapes taps against the tympanic membrane.

b.

They are located in the inner ear.

c.

They are located in the outer ear.

d.

The stapes taps against the oval window.

Question number: 98

» Social Psychology » Conformity, Influence and Persuasion

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The brainiacs at the Optimum Computing Corporation have developed a superior notebook computer. The advertising department knows that the purchase of a notebook is a significant investment for the average computer buyer. Since their product is more expensive than their competitors’, they will have to convince their target audience that the technology is extraordinary enough to warrant the additional cost. Which of the following approaches would be MOST likely to achieve their goal?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

The central route to persuasion

b.

Lowballing

c.

The peripheral route to persuasion

d.

Foot-in-door technique

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