1) If the correlation coefficient between amount of exposure to television violence and aggressive behavior was found to be +0.43 we conclude thata watching tv violence tends to casue aggresive behaviorb being an aggressive person tends to cause one to watch more violent tvc people who watch the most tv tend to be the least aggressived there is a possitive relationship between these two variables2) The doctor is interested in peoples reaction to a controversial jury verdict. The doctor calls people at their home between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on a tuesday afternoon. In this example the doctor has most likely selecteda a representative sample.b a biased populationc a biased sampled a statistically significant population3) a doctor is studying aggression in children and plans to define aggression as the number of times one child pushes or strikes another child. defining aggression in this way woulda be an example of a hypothesisb violate ethical guidelines for psychological researchc represent an operational definitiond require a double blind research design4) going to a playground for an hour each day for two weeks and recording girl boy exchanges would be an example ofa a case studyb a surveyc a naturalistic observationd an experiment5) one of the following correlation coefficients, the one that would allow the most accurate predictions of one variable based on the other variable would bea 0.00b +1.24c +0.65d 0.796) the correct sequencing of the sections of the main body of a journal article would be.a introduction, method, results, discussionb introduction, discusion, method, results,c discusion, introduction, method, resultsd method, introduction, results, discusion7) The doctor predicts that if people are observed while they perform a complex task they will make more errors, the doctors prediction is an example of.a a hypothesisb an operational definitionc a theoryd inferential statistics8) subjects self reports often indicate that they are healthier, happier, and less prejudiced than other types of evidence would suggest. the most likely explanation is.a experimenter biasb faulty memoryc the social desirability biasd the tendancy to agree with almost every statement9) as the number of bystanders increase, people are less likely to help someone who is in distress, this suggests that the size of a crowd and helping behavior area negatively correlatedb uncorrelatedc positively correlatedd dependant variables10) Jackson is working with a company to help them develop more effective training programs for their employees. He has spent a great deal of time reviewing all the documents the company has about previous training opportunities they have provided for their employees. Up to this point in time , Jackson has been engaged ina psychological testingb archival researchc direct observation.d meta analysis11) a group of researchers wanted to determone if people will eat more food in a room with red paint and red decorations than in a room that is decorated blue. Half the participants in the study ate in a red room and half ate in a blue room. the researchers then measured how much food was consumed in each of the two rooms. in this study the independent variable was.a the type of food that was available during the studyb the amount of food that was consumedc the color of decorations in the roomd how hungry the participants were at the end of the study.12) an industrial designer wants to determine if the new design for a piece of office equipment will result in fewer errors. The designer sets up a machine with the old design in one room, and a machine with the new design in a second room. He counts how many errors are made using each of the two machines. In this study, the number of errors that are made would bea a control variableb the dependent variablec the independent variabled an extraneous variable.
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