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Question number: 169

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

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A researcher is studying the effect of diet on depression. The hypothesis is that a diet high in carbohydrates will help to alleviate the symptoms of depression. The group being studied is a random group of depressed inpatients. Every other day the subjects fill out the depression symptoms inventory. In the above study, the symptom inventory provides information about the

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

independent variable

b.

dependent variable

c.

interaction effect

d.

control variable

Question number: 170

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Treatment of Disorders

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Benzodiazepines work to relieve anxiety by enhancing the effects of

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Glutamate

b.

Endorphins

c.

GABA

d.

Serotonin

Question number: 171

» Social Psychology » Social Perception, Cognition, Attribution, Beliefs

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I believe that I got an A in geometry because I’m a hard worker, but I got a D in biology because the teacher doesn’t like me. This demonstrates

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

blaming the victim

b.

the just-world hypothesis

c.

the self-serving bias

d.

Glass ceiling effect

Question number: 172

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Central Structures and Processes

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The right occipital lobe receives visual information from the

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Choice (4) Response
a.

left half of both retinas

b.

right half of both retinas

c.

entire retina of both eyes

d.

entire retina of the right eye

Question number: 173

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

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The proportion of people accurately identified by a test as having a particular trait, behavior, characteristic, or attribute is referred to as a

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

all of the above.

b.

hit rate.

c.

accuracy rate.

d.

trait rate.

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