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Question number: 94

» Personality » Personality and Behavior

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Ben has read all the books on mythology in his school’s library, and he is intrigued by how the stories all seem to have similar elements and themes. In each story there is a hero and a villain, a damsel in distress, a wise old man or woman to guide the hero, and a funny sidekick. Jung would tell Ben that the commonalities are there because the story creators were all tapping the

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Choice (5) Response

a.

personal consciousness

b.

personal fable.

c.

personal unconscious.

d.

collective unconscious.

e.

imaginary audience.

Question number: 95

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

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In the language of psychometrics, reliability refers primarily to

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Choice (5) Response

a.

expertise in measurement.

b.

dependability in measurement.

c.

speed of measurement.

d.

consistency in measurement.

e.

measurement methods

Question number: 96

» 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 (5) Response

a.

a schema.

b.

object permanence.

c.

accommodation.

d.

assimilation.

e.

maturation

Question number: 97

» Social Psychology » Conformity, Influence and Persuasion

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Which of the following exemplifies the illusion of control?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

A parent who believes that punishment is a deterrent

b.

A teacher who believes she influences her students

c.

A woman who practices superstitious behavior

d.

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

e.

A girl who ties a string around her finger to remember to do something

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