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Question number: 338

» Lifespan Development » Development Theories, Applications and Issues

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According to Piaget, in the preoperational stage the child’s development is characterized by

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Choice (5) Response

a.

the absence of guilt

b.

the emergence of language

c.

tentative operations

d.

conservation of mass, substance, and number

e.

the formation of symbolic schema

Question number: 339

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Central Structures and Processes

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The part of the brain that is connected to the very basic function of simple alertness is the

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Choice (5) Response

a.

reticular formation

b.

hippocampus

c.

inferior colliculus

d.

superior colliculus

e.

medulla oblongata

Question number: 340

» Social Psychology » Group and Intergroup Processes

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Which of the following is a result of diffusion of responsibility?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

Shyness of individuals in a large group

b.

Cooperation in a group task

c.

Two-person theory of psychotherapy

d.

Tendency for individuals in a large group not to help others

e.

Blaming the group for individual failures

Question number: 341

» 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 (5) Response

a.

psychoanalyst

b.

ethicist

c.

social learning theorist

d.

social psychologist

e.

sociobiologist

Question number: 342

» 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 (5) Response

a.

approximately 68 % of student scored lower than she did

b.

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

c.

her score is two standard deviations from the mean

d.

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

e.

her percentile rank is approximately the 98th percentile

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