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Question number: 141

» Thinking » Theories, Applications and Issues

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The victim of a car accident has no psychological feeling in his body. He can, however, think and speak. The man notices that since the injury, his emotions have been practically nonexistent. This situation supports which theory of emotion?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

James-Lange theory

b.

Cannon-Bard theory

c.

Sperry theory

d.

Metacognitive theory

Question number: 142

» Measurement and Methodology » Statistical Procedures

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Five hundred undergraduates were asked to report their favorite television show from a list of 100 different shows. What kind of scale can best organize the data?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

F-scale

b.

Ratio

c.

Nominal

d.

Interval

Question number: 143

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Treatment of Disorders

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Treating a patient for Parkinson’s disease includes administering a chemical that will lead to increases in the patient’s

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

acetylcholine

b.

serotonin

c.

dopamine

d.

norepinephrine

Question number: 144

» Personality » Applications and Issues

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Which of the following represents the best example of displacement?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

A goal is hard to achieve, so an easier goal is chosen to take its place.

b.

The boss criticizes the worker, so when the worker goes home she kicks the dog.

c.

The student is nervous about a test, so he loses his notes.

d.

A goal is easy to achieve, so a more challenging goal is chosen instead.

Question number: 145

» Learning » Instrumental Conditioning

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A placed in a “Skinner box” which is outfitted with a key for pecking and a chute that delivers food. Through shaping, the experimenter plans to condition the bird to peck the key in order to obtain food. The experimenter will need to use

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

autonomic conditioning

b.

differential reinforcement

c.

secondary reinforcement

d.

trace conditioning

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