PSYC 312 Quiz 1 Introduction to Social Psychology

PSYC 312 Quiz 1: Introduction to Social Psychology

  1. Two major advantages that experiments have over correlational studies are:
  2. The attributions a person makes for his or her spouse’s acid remark depends on the happiness of his or her marriage. What concept does this portray?
  3. Kayla, a researcher, conducts a study in a research laboratory to find out the effect of crowded space on people’s state of mind. She categorizes the participants into two groups. She asks the first group to be seated in a small room and the second group to be seated in a large room for an hour. In this scenario, Kayla conducts a(n):
  4. You ask your academic advisor what to major in because you are finding it difficult to decide. She suggests psychology. Before you decide to follow her suggestion, it is important to remember that this answer likely reflects her:
  5. The process of assigning participants to the conditions of an experiment such that all persons have the same chance of being in a given condition is referred to as:
  6. If you wanted more people to donate their organs when they die, you would:
  7. When examining topics such as dating rituals and mating behaviors, evolutionary psychologists ask how natural selection might:
  8. The great strength of correlational research is the:
  9. Nathan, a researcher, conducts a study to find out the effects of sugar consumption on the activity level of toddlers. He categorizes the participants into two groups with equal number of participants. In a day, the members of the first group consume 50 grams of sugar, whereas the members of the second group consume 40 grams of sugar. After a week, Nathan notices that the members of the first group display more restlessness than the members of the second group do. Which of the following is the independent variable in this study?
  10. As a result of random assignment, people in both groups in an experiment:
  11. Values enter social psychology when researchers:
  12. One may infer that the postal-code regions of Scotland with the least overcrowding and unemployment also have the:
  13. To generalize information from a survey to apply to the whole country, you will need to get information from at least _____ people.
  14. The tendency to exaggerate one’s ability to have foresaw how something turned out, only after learning the outcome, is known as:
  15. According to the American Psychological Association, deception in an experiment:
  16. In research, a strategy by which participants are misinformed or misled about the study’s methods and purposes is known as:
  17. When asked who Chloe thinks will win the next presidential election, she replies that she does not know. However, after the election results are declared, she claims that it was obvious all along who the winner of the election will be. In the context of social psychology, this scenario illustrates:
  18. The major purpose of random assignment in an experiment is to:
  19. Repeating a research study, often with different participants in different settings, to determine whether a finding could be reproduced is known as:
  20. A society’s widely held ideas and values, including assumptions and cultural ideologies, are known as:
  21. Identify a true statement about theories:
  22. Studies that seek results pointing to cause–effect relationships by manipulating one or more factors while controlling others are known as:
  23. Correlational research allows us to:
  24. Studies have shown that a person’s occupational status is _____ correlated with his or her longevity in Britain.
  25. Chris Boyatzis and colleagues (1995) showed some elementary schoolchildren, but not others, an episode of the most popular—and violent—children’s television program of the 1990s, Power Rangers. Identify the dependent variable in this research.
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