AP Psychology Practice Test 5

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1. One's ability to make inferences about the behavior of a population from the behavior of a sample of that population is referred to as

2. A study designed to investigate the friendship patterns of abused children was conducted by filming the interactions of the children and later having three raters view the footage and rate each child's pattern of behavior on a conflictual-behavior scale with values ranging from "constant conflict" to "minimal conflict." Which of the following kinds of reliability is most critical to this study, given the methodology used to measure the variables?

3. Hunger and eating are primarily regulated by the

4. The method of loci is a memory aid that employs which of the following?

5. Which of the following are most directly designed to help determine whether the findings of a study reflect a truly replicable phenomenon rather than the outcomes of chance processes?

6. In a sleep study, a researcher observes that the participant's eyes are beginning to dart as if he were watching a sporting event. The researcher notes that the participant has entered

7. The gland sometimes referred to as the "master gland," which regulates much of the action of the other endocrine glands is called the

8. The tendency of young children learning language to overuse the rules of syntax is referred to as

9. To demonstrate causation, a researcher must

10. Learned helplessness is an example of the power of

11. According to cognitive theorist Jean Piaget, children in which of the following stages of cognitive development are egocentric, or unable to understand another person's perspective?

12. Georgia works in the local hospital because she wishes to help others, while Kathy works in the hospital strictly to make money. Their individual motivations demonstrate the difference between