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PSYC 1101 Study Guide - Quiz Guide: Cognitive Dissonance, Fundamental Attribution Error, Absolute Threshold

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PSYC 1101
Sandra Scheier
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Which perspective most clearly focuses on how we learn observable responses?
A correlation between physical attractiveness and dating frequency of +0.60 would
indicate that:
Less frequent dating is associated with lower levels of physical attractiveness
In which type of research would an investigator manipulate one factor in order to
observe its effect on some behavior or mental process?
Developmental psychologists study physical, cognitive, and ______ changes
throughout the human life cycle.
Many people associate the field of psychology with opinions and feelings about human
nature, but psychology is actually a ___.
In a well-known experiment, preschool children pounded and kicked a large inflated
Bobo doll that an adult had just beaten on. This experiment served to illustrate the
importance of:
Observational Learning
The tendency to put too much emphasis on personality and not enough on
environmental factors when explaining other people’s behavior is called
The fundamental attribution error
The bystander effect refers to the observation that people are ___ to help someone in
crisis if other people are also present.
Less likely
If you find that you behave in a way that conflicts with a belief that you hold, cognitive
dissonance theory predicts that you will
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