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PSYC 1002- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 65 pages long!)


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 1002
Professor
Chris Motz
Study Guide
Final

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Carleton
PSYC 1002
Final EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Module A
Ch 9 Featured Study
Steele, C.M., & Aronson, J. (1995). Stereotype threat and the intellectual
test performance of African Americans. Journal of Personality and Social
Psychology, 69 (5), 797-811.
Why minority groups perform more poorly than whites on standardized
intelligence tests?
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
http://www.etscanada.ca/
Similar to LSAT, MCAT tests
6-8 hours, “high stakes”
GRE Example 1
The dollar cost of manufacturing x refrigerators is 9,000 + 400x. The
amount received when selling x refrigerators is 500x dollars. What is
least number of refrigerators that must be manufactured and sold so that
amount received is at least equal to manufacturing cost?
GRE Example 2
What phrase is most opposite in meaning to ARRHYTHMIC
a) timely;
b) subordinate;
c) terminal;
d) lacking precision;
e) exhibiting regularity
GRE Example 3
The greatest number of diagonals that can be drawn from one vertex of a
regular 6-sided polygon is:
GRE Example 4: 30 min written critique
Six months ago Forestville increased the speed limit for its highways by
10 miles per hour. Since that change took effect the number of
automobile accidents in Forestville has increased by 15%. The speed
limit in neighbouring Elmsford, remained unchanged and accidents
declined slightly during the same 6-month period. Therefore, if citizens of
Forestville want to reduce number of car accidents they should campaign
to reduce Forestville’s speed limit to what is was before the increase.
Steele & Aronson (1995) Exp 1
114 Stanford students
3 subtly different instruction conditions:
Diagnostic: “personal factors involved in performance on
problems”
Non-diagnostic: “factors involved in solving problems”
Challenge: “mental challenge”
Experiment 1
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Exp 1 Results
Steele & Aronson (1995) Experiment 4
24 black, 23 white Stanford students.
Received identical instructions.
Background: age, year in school, major, siblings, parents’ education.
Half asked race, half not.
Answer GRE questions.
Performance?
Steele & Aronson (1995) Conclusions
Stereotype threat: risk of confirming negative stereotype about one’s
group
Danger of IQ & other tests.
Do you belong to a group who might suffer stereotype threat?
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