Question 1 (1 point) Question 1 Unsaved Which of the following is NOT an empirical question? Question 1 options: Are women more talkative than men?

Question 1 (1 point) Question 1 UnsavedWhich of the following is NOT an empirical question?Question 1 options:Are women more talkative than men?Is dieting an effective weight loss strategy?Should we prohibit cell phone use while driving?Does cognitive psychotherapy help depressed people?SaveQuestion 2 (1 point) Question 2 SavedThe tendency to notice evidence that is consistent with our beliefs and ignore evidence that is inconsistent withour beliefs is called _____.Question 2 options:wishful thinkingconfirmation biasskepticismcommon senseSaveQuestion 3 (1 point) Question 3 UnsavedTwo important attitudes of scientists are skepticism and _____.Question 3 options:emotional neutralitymathematical abilitytolerance of uncertaintyreligious agnosticismSaveQuestion 4 (1 point) Question 4 UnsavedWhat is an empirically supported treatment?Question 4 options:a psychological treatment that has been shown to work by scientific researcha psychological treatment that has not yet been testeda psychological treatment that should work in theory but that does not work in practicea psychological treatment that can, in principle, be testedSaveQuestion 5 (1 point) Question 5 UnsavedResearcher A says that people who got allowances as children are more financially responsible as adultsbecause they had more opportunity to learn how to handle money. Researcher B says that people who gotallowances as children are more financially responsible adults because they are responsible people in general …which is why their parents gave the allowances in the first place. Which of the following best describes this state ofaffairs?Question 5 options:The researchers share the same hypothesis but are proposing different phenomena.The researchers agree on the phenomenon but disagree about the theory.The researchers have the same theory but different hypotheses.The researchers are taking different perspectives on the same theory.SaveQuestion 6 (1 point) Question 6 UnsavedWhich of the following is an advantage of narrow theories over broad theories?Question 6 options:They are simpler.They explain more phenomena.They are less technical.They make more precise predictions.SaveQuestion 7 (1 point) Question 7 UnsavedA theory that explains a behavior primarily in terms of why it happens is which of the following?Question 7 options:a mechanistic theorya typologya functional theorya hypothesisSaveQuestion 8 (1 point) Question 8 UnsavedIn general, what do researchers conclude when their hypotheses are confirmed?Question 8 options:It is time to switch to a new research topic.They have proven their theory.Their theory now has more support.Nothing because a hypothesis cannot ever be confirmed.SaveQuestion 9 (1 point) Question 9 UnsavedWhen will researchers typically abandon a theory?Question 9 options:when it is criticized by other researchersas soon as a hypothesis based on the theory is disconfirmedafter several hypotheses based on the theory are disconfirmedafter approximately 10 to 15 yearsSaveQuestion 10 (1 point) Question 10 UnsavedWhich of the following is the most common type of sample in psychological research?Question 10 options:a convenience samplerandom samplea haphazard samplea stratified sampleSaveQuestion 11 (1 point) Question 11 UnsavedThere is a statistical relationship between two variables if which of the following is true?Question 11 options:One of the variables has a higher mean than the other.The average level of one variable differs across levels of the other.The variables are conceptually similar (e.g., intelligence and common sense).all of the aboveSaveQuestion 12 (1 point) Question 12 UnsavedWhich of the following could NOT be the independent variable in an experiment?Question 12 options:sexual abusestudy strategyroom temperaturemoodSaveQuestion 13 (1 point) Question 13 UnsavedWhich of the following studies most clearly has the directionality problem?Question 13 options:a study on whether or not a person was sexually abused as a child and how paranoid he or she is as an adulta study on the relationship between losing a limb and one’s self-esteema study relating college students’ study habits to their final exam performancea study on the correlation between how much negative emotion a person has and how many physicalsymptoms he or she hasSaveQuestion 14 (1 point) Question 14 UnsavedThe most common source of research ideas in psychology is which of the following?Question 14 options:previous researchinformal observationsgovernment regulationssuggestions from friendsSaveQuestion 15 (1 point) Question 15 UnsavedWhat typically happens to a manuscript during the peer review process for a professional journal?Question 15 options:The researcher gets comments on the manuscript from his or her friends before submitting it for publicationThe manuscript is posted on the Internet and voted on by a large group of evaluators.The journal editor sends the manuscript to three experts for their comments before deciding whether to publish it.The manuscript is published and the journal editor then publishes comments from readers.SaveQuestion 16 (1 point) Question 16 UnsavedWhich of the following is the best example of a construct?Question 16 options:depressionnumber of siblingsheightannual incomeSaveQuestion 17 (1 point) Question 17 UnsavedA low test-retest correlation would probably not be a concern for a measure of which of the following?Question 17 options:moodintelligenceextroversionconscientiousnessSaveQuestion 18 (1 point) Question 18 UnsavedWhich of the following is a common measure of internal consistency?Question 18 options:test-retest correlationsplit-half correlationCohen’s dCronbach’s alphaSaveQuestion 19 (1 point) Question 19 UnsavedWhich of the following is generally true of measures created for use in scientific research?Question 19 options:They can be used without permission.They are described in a published article.They should be properly referenced in any published work.all of the aboveSaveQuestion 20 (1 point) Question 20 UnsavedAfter using any psychological measure, it is always good practice to do which of the following?Question 20 options:write a thank you note to the creator of the measureevaluate its reliability and validity based on the new datapublish the results in the Mental Measurements Yearbookdiscuss participants’ responses with themSaveQuestion 21 (1 point) Question 21 Unsaved APA style writing includes lots of direct quotations.Question 21 options: True False SaveQuestion 22 (1 point) Question 22 UnsavedWhich of the following references is formatted correctly in APA style?Question 22 options:Williams, J. S. (2008). Effects of sleep deprivation on exam performance. Journal of Psychology and Education, 14, 332-335.Williams, John S. (2008). Effects of sleep deprivation on exam performance. Journal of Psychology and Education, 14, 332-335.Williams, J. S. (2008). Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Exam Performance. Journal of Psychology and Education, 14, pp. 332-335.Williams, J. Sherman (2008). Effects of sleep deprivation on exam performance. Journal of Psychology and Education, 14, 332-335.SaveQuestion 23 (1 point) Question 23 UnsavedWhich of the following reference citations is formatted correctly in APA style?Which of the following reference citations is formatted correctly in APA style?Question 23 options:Williams studied the effect of sleep deprivation on exam performance (2008). Williams (2008) studied the effect of sleep deprivation on exam performance.Sleep deprivation has a negative effect on exam performance (Williams, J. S., 2008).Sleep deprivation has a negative effect on exam performance. (Williams, 2008). SaveQuestion 24 (1 point) Question 24 Unsaved Which of the following is true of poster presentations in psychology? Question 24 options:They are made only by student researchers.They are becoming less common.They are a common way for professional researchers to present their research.They are less effective than oral presentations.SaveQuestion 25 (1 point) Question 25 Unsaved The literature review of an APA style introduction section should do which of the following? Question 25 options:cite and discuss the three most important studies on the current topicprovide an exhaustive list of all research conducted on the current topicdiscuss only new research that has been published in the past five yearsmake an argument for why the current research question is worth addressingSaveSave All ResponsesGo to Submit Quiz