GRE Psychology: Questions 27 - 30 of 437

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Question number: 27

» Lifespan Development » Nature-Nurture

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Dr. Scott’s class is learning about genes and explains that not all of the information contained in our genes is used, either because the environment doesn’t trigger certain tendencies, or because another genetic tendency took precedence. All of a person’s genetic information, regardless of whether particular tendencies are expressed, is called

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Choice (4) Response

a.

genotype.

b.

phenotype.

c.

alleles.

d.

eugenics

Question number: 28

» Measurement and Methodology » Ethics and Legal Issues

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The Bayley Scales of Infant Development do which of the following?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Help to identity mentally retarded infants

b.

Measure intelligence in preschoolers

c.

Guide parents in school placement

d.

Measure cognition in infants

Question number: 29

» Measurement and Methodology » Research Designs

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Which of the following is NOT a function of statistics in psychological research?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

They summarize the data of an experiment.

b.

They enable researchers to determine whether or not the null hypothesis should be rejected.

c.

They enable other researchers to replicate the experiment.

d.

They provide a standard for evaluating results.

Question number: 30

» Measurement and Methodology » Research Designs

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Zhuang is trying to decide which major he should choose in college. His older brother notes that Zhuang is always asking questions, so maybe he should become a scientist. If Zhuang asks the same kinds of questions that successful scientists ask, he is probably asking things like:

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Who? What? When? Where? How? Can I get a quote?

b.

Where will I use this information? Will it help me get ahead in life?

c.

Why? How do you know? Where’s your evidence? Is there another explanation?

d.

How does this affect me? Why is it important that I know this?

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