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Question number: 209

» General Psychology » History

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Dan has difficulty with dating. Whenever his friends point out a woman they think he should approach, he finds himself thinking about how she will probably reject him. As a result, he rarely asks anyone out, and he complains to his friends that women don’t like “nice guys. ” A cognitive psychologist would probably say that Dan should

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Choice (4) Response

a.

examine his childhood experiences for the source of his lack of confidence.

b.

use free association to explore long-forgotten childhood experiences and traumas.

c.

examine his thoughts and actions to see what keeps him stuck in this pattern.

d.

work towards what is most important to him rather than focusing on his friends’ ideas of what is attractive or on their insistence that he find someone to date.

Question number: 210

» Personality » Assessment

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Introspection, a research tool used by early psychologists, is a technique which involves

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Choice (4) Response

a.

correlational analyses

b.

survey methodology

c.

teaching participants to multitask

d.

self-examination of mental processes

Question number: 211

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

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Whenever subjects are measured on almost any dimension, there will be ________ in their scores.

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Variability

b.

Inference

c.

Stability

d.

Significance

Question number: 212

» Lifespan Development » Nature-Nurture

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Billy is a two-year-old. He is most likely mothered by

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a.

castration anxiety

b.

expression anxiety and mobility anxiety

c.

an Oedipus complex

d.

separation anxiety and stranger anxiety

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