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Question number: 86

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

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Discriminant evidence of construct validity is otherwise known as

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a.

factor analytic validity.

b.

convergent validity.

c.

predictive validity.

d.

discriminant validity.

e.

face validity

Question number: 87

» Langauge » Langauge Theories, Applications and Issues

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Noam Chomsky posited that humans have a unique, inborn ability to understand the structure of language and to apply this to language learning. Chomsky called this the

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a.

innate surface structure ability

b.

innate capability index

c.

collective endowment device

d.

language acquisition device

e.

prosody index

Question number: 88

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Treatment of Disorders

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Dr. Henry is a proponent of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), though he believes it should only be used in the most extreme circumstances. Historically, ECT was applied to a wide range of disorders, but today it is only used

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a.

in Europe.

b.

with clients who cause problems for the hospital staff.

c.

with schizophrenia, particularly when positive symptoms are present.

d.

in treating severe depression, especially if there is a high risk of suicide.

e.

None of the above

Question number: 89

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Cognitive Neuroscience

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In a territory that is inhabited by many similar looking and closely related bird species, a male bird performs an elaborate display prior to mating. The display ensures that the female partner will be of the same species as the male. This is an example of

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a.

a behavioral isolating mechanism

b.

paternal behavior

c.

habituation

d.

exploratory behavior

e.

a fixed action pattern

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