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Question number: 338

» General Psychology » History

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“Jealousy has evolved, in the case of woman; to make sure her children are the only ones her man cares about and, in the case of man, to insure that all his woman’s children are his. ” This statement would most likely be made by a (n)

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Choice (4) Response

a.

social learning theorist

b.

sociobiologist

c.

psychoanalyst

d.

ethicist

Question number: 339

» Measurement and Methodology » Statistical Procedures

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A normal distribution of 2000 scores has a mean of 150 and a standard deviation of 6. Jenny received a 162. Each of the following is true of her score EXCEPT

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Choice (4) Response

a.

her score is equivalent to a z-score of + 2

b.

approximately 48 % of the total scores lie between her score and the mean

c.

approximately 68 % of student scored lower than she did

d.

her percentile rank is approximately the 98th percentile

Question number: 340

» Learning » Instrumental Conditioning

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A city has different-sounding sirens for police, fire, and hospital vehicles. In addition, each of these vehicles can emit varying patterns of the sirens. Regardless of the type of siren heard by a line of traffic, however, the cars all know to pull to the right and clear the way. This is an example of

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Choice (4) Response

a.

stimulus discrimination

b.

stimulus generalization

c.

operant conditioning

d.

stimulus-response theory

Question number: 341

» Lifespan Development » Development Theories, Applications and Issues

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According to Piaget, a child who recognizes that a round ball of clay maintains its mass even when flattened into a long thin cylinder must have acquired which cognitive skill?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Transformation

b.

Generalization

c.

Object permanence

d.

Conservation

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