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Question number: 237

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

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Which does NOT belong?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Predictive validity.

b.

Content validity.

c.

Criterion-related validity.

d.

Concurrent validity.

Question number: 238

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Causes and Development of Disorders

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Mary began having brief episodes of overwhelming anxiety about a year ago. She doesn’t know what causes them, but she has had them in the grocery store, at busy restaurants, and once while driving. Her heart pounds, she has difficulty breathing, and sometimes she feels like her body no longer belongs to her. She is afraid she will go crazy and embarrass herself in front of other people. Based on this information, Mary may have

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

A dissociative disorder

b.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder.

c.

A panic disorder.

d.

Schizophrenia

Question number: 239

» Measurement and Methodology » Research Designs

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A good review of the prior research in an area is valuable, because ________.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

The researcher generally hopes to prove prior studies to be wrong.

b.

It makes the report longer and more impressive.

c.

There is nothing else to include in an introduction.

d.

The contribution of the new study will be clearer.

Question number: 240

» General Psychology » History

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A philosopher whose ideas could be considered a precursor of modern behaviorism was

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Mill

b.

Locke

c.

Kant

d.

Aquinas

Question number: 241

» Personality » Personality and Behavior

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Since her physician told Mary that she needs to lose weight to improve her health, she has been trying to eat healthily. But every time she goes out to a restaurant, she can’t resist ordering several unhealthy desserts. Her friends suggest that she try to eat the foods she craves in moderation, but she tells them that when she sees the sweets she’s not “supposed” to eat, she can focus on nothing but how badly she wants them. Freud would say that Mary’s ________ is encouraging her to overeat certain foods.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

id

b.

preconscious

c.

ego

d.

superego

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