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Question number: 399

» Sensation and Perception » Perceptual Organization

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People listening to rock music played backward often perceive an evil message if specifically told what to listen for. That phenomenon best illustrates

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

complementary afterimages

b.

perceptual adaptation

c.

parapsychology

d.

perceptual set

Question number: 400

» Measurement and Methodology » Statistical Procedures

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An analysis of variance is more appropriate than multiple t tests when analyzing data from multiple group experiments because ________.

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Choice (4) Response

a.

The possibility of rejecting a null hypothesis that is true is more likely using an analysis of variance.

b.

Doing many t tests increases the chances of Type 2 error.

c.

Multiple t tests in one experiment increase the chance of a Type 1 error.

d.

Significant effects are more likely to be found with an analysis of variance.

Question number: 401

» Social Psychology » Group and Intergroup Processes

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Which of the following most effectively lessens group conflict?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Groupthink

b.

Similarity of individuals in the group

c.

A charismatic leader

d.

A superordinate goal

Question number: 402

» Lifespan Development » Development Theories, Applications and Issues

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Erickson’s developmental theory centered around

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Choice (4) Response

a.

biological forces

b.

cognitive changes

c.

psychosocial crises

d.

need development

Question number: 403

» Learning » Learning Theories, Applications and Issues

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Harry Harlow found that when infant monkeys were startled or frightened, they preferred a cloth surrogate mother over a wire mother who had food. The baby monkeys’ response indicated that

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Choice (4) Response

a.

contact comfort was more important to them than food

b.

the amygdala develops earlier in rhesus monkeys than in humans

c.

rhesus monkeys do not develop normally with artificial food sources

d.

being raised with a terry cloth mother leads to an insecure attachment style

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