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Question number: 255

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

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It has been said that a so-called true score is “not the ultimate fact in the book of the recording angel. ” This means that

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

subjectivity in scoring may lead to chance variations in examination scores.

b.

religion as a cultural variable has not been given sufficient consideration.

c.

test variance due to true variance as opposed to error may never be known.

d.

factors due to luck, for lack of another word, must always be considered.

e.

religion as cultural variable is given sufficient consideration

Question number: 256

» Learning » Learning Theories, Applications and Issues

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A rat conditioned to press a laver to receive food. In the beginning, the rat is rewarded with food every time it presses the laver. Then, the experimenter stops rewarding the rat for this behavior and eventually the rat stops pressing the bar altogether. Three days later the rat tries pressing the bar again. This is an example of

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Choice (5) Response

a.

incidental learning

b.

spontaneous recovery

c.

positive transfer

d.

systematic desensitization

e.

latent responding

Question number: 257

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Treatment of Disorders

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Behavior therapy would be most useful in treating

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Choice (5) Response

a.

paranoid schizophrenia

b.

a childhood disorder

c.

A conversion disorder

d.

depression

e.

Tardive dyskinesia

Question number: 258

» Personality » Structure

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While Mary’s friends enjoy her sense of humor and warmth, they are often frustrated by her inability to get places on time. Worse, she rarely calls to say she will be late, and sometimes she doesn’t show up at all. She hates to commit to anything beforehand and seems to make decisions based on her moods, regardless of how those behaviors might affect others. Based on this information and relying on the Five Factor Model, we can say that Layne would be MOST likely to score low in

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Choice (5) Response

a.

Neuroticism

b.

Openness.

c.

Conscientiousness.

d.

Agreeableness.

e.

Extraversion

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