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Which of the following is NOT an empirical question?




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?;Is dieting an effective weight loss strategy?;Should we prohibit cell phone use while driving?;Does cognitive psychotherapy help depressed people?;Save;Question 2 (1 point);Question 2 Saved;The tendency to notice evidence that is consistent with our beliefs and ignore evidence that is inconsistent with;our beliefs is called _____.;Question 2 options;wishful thinking;confirmation bias;skepticism;common sense;Save;Question 3 (1 point);Question 3 Unsaved;Two important attitudes of scientists are skepticism and _____.;Question 3 options;emotional neutrality;mathematical ability;tolerance of uncertainty;religious agnosticism;Save;Question 4 (1 point);Question 4 Unsaved;What is an empirically supported treatment?;Question 4 options;a psychological treatment that has been shown to work by scientific research;a psychological treatment that has not yet been tested;a psychological treatment that should work in theory but that does not work in practice;a psychological treatment that can, in principle, be tested;Save;Question 5 (1 point);Question 5 Unsaved;Researcher A says that people who got allowances as children are more financially responsible as adults;because they had more opportunity to learn how to handle money. Researcher B says that people who got;allowances 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 of;affairs?;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.;Save;Question 6 (1 point);Question 6 Unsaved;Which 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.;Save;Question 7 (1 point);Question 7 Unsaved;A theory that explains a behavior primarily in terms of why it happens is which of the following?;Question 7 options;a mechanistic theory;a typology;a functional theory;a hypothesis;Save;Question 8 (1 point);Question 8 Unsaved;In 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.;Save;Question 9 (1 point);Question 9 Unsaved;When will researchers typically abandon a theory?;Question 9 options;when it is criticized by other researchers;as soon as a hypothesis based on the theory is disconfirmed;after several hypotheses based on the theory are disconfirmed;after approximately 10 to 15 years;Save;Question 10 (1 point);Question 10 Unsaved;Which of the following is the most common type of sample in psychological research?;Question 10 options;a convenience sample;random sample;a haphazard sample;a stratified sample;Save;Question 11 (1 point);Question 11 Unsaved;There 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 above;Save;Question 12 (1 point);Question 12 Unsaved;Which of the following could NOT be the independent variable in an experiment?;Question 12 options;sexual abuse;study strategy;room temperature;mood;Save;Question 13 (1 point);Question 13 Unsaved;Which 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 adult;a study on the relationship between losing a limb and one?s self-esteem;a study relating college students? study habits to their final exam performance;a study on the correlation between how much negative emotion a person has and how many physical;symptoms he or she has;Save;Question 14 (1 point);Question 14 Unsaved;The most common source of research ideas in psychology is which of the following?;Question 14 options;previous research;informal observations;government regulations;suggestions from friends;Save;Question 15 (1 point);Question 15 Unsaved;What 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 publication;The 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.;Save;Question 16 (1 point);Question 16 Unsaved;Which of the following is the best example of a construct?;Question 16 options;depression;number of siblings;height;annual income;Save;Question 17 (1 point);Question 17 Unsaved;A low test-retest correlation would probably not be a concern for a measure of which of the following?;Question 17 options;mood;intelligence;extroversion;conscientiousness;Save;Question 18 (1 point);Question 18 Unsaved;Which of the following is a common measure of internal consistency?;Question 18 options;test-retest correlation;split-half correlation;Cohen?s d;Cronbach?s alpha;Save;Question 19 (1 point);Question 19 Unsaved;Which 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 above;Save;Question 20 (1 point);Question 20 Unsaved;After 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 measure;evaluate its reliability and validity based on the new data;publish the results in the Mental Measurements Yearbook;discuss participants? responses with them;Save;Question 21 (1 point);Question 21 Unsaved;APA style writing includes lots of direct quotations.;Question 21 options;True;False;Save;Question 22 (1 point);Question 22 Unsaved;Which 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.;Save;Question 23 (1 point);Question 23 Unsaved;Which 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).;Save;Question 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.;Save;Question 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 topic;provide an exhaustive list of all research conducted on the current topic;discuss only new research that has been published in the past five years;make an argument for why the current research question is worth addressing;Save;Save All ResponsesGo to Submit Quiz


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