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Question number: 143

» 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 (5) Response

a.

Ratio

b.

Interval

c.

F-scale

d.

Nominal

e.

Ordinal

Question number: 144

» 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 (5) Response

a.

monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

b.

acetylcholine

c.

serotonin

d.

dopamine

e.

norepinephrine

Question number: 145

» Personality » Applications and Issues

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Which of the following represents the best example of displacement?

Choices

Choice (5) 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.

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

d.

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

e.

The most popular student does badly on an exam, so another student becomes more popular.

Question number: 146

» 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 (5) Response

a.

autoshaping

b.

autonomic conditioning

c.

trace conditioning

d.

secondary reinforcement

e.

differential reinforcement

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