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Psychology150 Quiz 1

Thinking Critically with psychological science

QuestionAnswer
Compared with Wilhelm Wundt,early behaviorist were much less likely to focus on the study of thinking
Debates as to whether alcohol abuse is biologically determined or culturally influenced are most relevant to the issue of nature versus nurture
an integrated explanation of human behavior provided by the neuroscience,cognitive,social-cultural,and other perspectives in psychology is most clearly provided by a biopsychosocial approach
Understanding why the fear of darkness may have contributed to the survival of our human ancestors is most relevant to the___ perspective. evolutionary
which perspective would be the most helpful for understanding the effect of spaced practice on long-term memory of information? cognitive
after the horror of 9/11,many people said the CIA and FBI should obviously have foreseen the likelihood of this form of terrorism.this perception most clearly illustrates hindsight bias
When Leanne heard about experimental evidence that drinking orange juice triggers hyperactivity in children, she questioned whether the tested children had been randomly assigned to experimental conditions. Leanne’s reaction best illustrates critical thinking
Stacey suggests that because children are more impulsive than adults, they will have more difficulty controlling their anger. Stacey’s prediction regarding anger management is an example of illusory correlation
Professor Carter observes and records the behavior of grocery shoppers as they select items to purchase. Which type of research is Professor Carter using? naturalistic observation
A negative correlation between people’s work-related stress and their marital happiness would indicate that higher levels of marital happiness are associated with lower levels of work-related stress.
Mr. Brown has gathered evidence that the self-esteem of students is negatively correlated with their typical levels of anxiety. Before he uses this evidence to conclude that self-esteem reduces anxiety, Mr. Brown should first be reminded that correlation does not prove causation
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