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Contemporary psychology is best defined as the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
The first offical psychological institute was founded in the year __ by __ 1879, Wilhelm Wundt
A proposition that is not susceptable of proof or disproof but whose truth is assumed to be self-evident is referred to as an Axiom
After the horror of 9/11, many people said the CIA and FBI should obviously have forseen the liklihood of this form of terrorism. This perception clearly illustrates the hindsight bias
a hypothesis is a testable opinion between specific independent and dependent variables
Bob scored 43 out of 70 points on his psychology exam. He was worried until he discovered that most of the class earned the same score. Bob's score was equal to the mode
In order to represent graphically the correlation between two variables, reaserches often construct a scatterplot
If the correlation between the physical weight and reading ability of elementary school students is +.85, this would indicate body weight had no causal influence on the reading abilities of elementary school children
In a psychological experiment, the potentially causal factor that is manipulateed by the investigator is called the __ variable. independant
Abdul mistakenly believes that his classmates are unusually hostile. In fact, Abdul is the most quarrelsome and aggressive child in the school. According to psychoanalytic theory, Abdul's belief that his classmates are hostile is a projection
Neo- Freudian personality theorists were most likely to disagree with Freud about the importance of childhood sexual instincts
According to Freud, boys are most likely to experience the Oedipus complex during the phallic stage
Nussbaum (1986) has argued that what Aristotle called katharsis meant clarification
Freud suggested that slips of the tounge illustrate an incomplete repression
Accoring to Freud, defense mechanisms are used by the superego to prevent expression of sexual and aggressie drives.
Janine is repulsed by the thought of watching a pornographic video. Freud would have attributed these feelings to Janine's superego
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