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Psychology
Course
PSY311H5
Professor
Stuart Kamenetsky
Semester
Summer

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PSY311 Term Test 1 Short Answers: The other tests have very few questions because they’re all the same as the 2012 one below! 2012 (15 points each, pick 3/4, base answers on lectures): 1. A) Research has 4 goals, one of which is “prediction”. Define this goal, and explain the research method it requires. B) Explain the following statements: a. Nonshared environmental influences are of greater importance than shared environmental influences. b. Genetic factors influence environmental measures. c. Within the range of “good enough parenting” children’s development depends primarily on heredity. 2. A) A behavioural geneticist conducted a study to determine the heritability of aggression. A measure of emotionality was administered to monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins who were either reared together or reared apart. The following correlation coefficients were obtained for each group of twins: MZ reared apart R = .7 MZ reared together R = .9 DZ reared apart R = .1 DZ reared together R = .4 What conclusions can you draw concerning the role genetics and environment play in aggression? For each conclusion you state explain your reasons. ANSWER IN POINT FORM. B) What is the KEY DIFFERENCE between longitudinal and cross sectional research methods? LIST the key advantages and disadvantages of each. 3. A) There are several stages in interactional development, one of which is “Topic Sharing”. a. What is the corresponding age range? b. What developmental task is associated with stage? B) You were interested in conducting an observational study concerning verbal reprimands by teachers. More specifically, you sought to determine whether there were differences between male and female teachers in the use of this practice. What method(s) would you use and why? 4. A) Present two important evolutionary functions of attachment. B) What is the function of “internal working models”? Describe their important characteristics. 2011 (bits and pieces of questions that were different): 1. A) Research has 4 goals, one of which is “explanation”. Define this goal, and explain the research method it requires and explain why the goal is difficult to attain in the field of social development. 2. A) There are several stages in interactional development, one of which is “Face to Face Exchanges”. a. What is the corresponding age range? b. What developmental task is associated with stage? c. The emergence of this st
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