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Psychology: Y11-12 Induction Homework

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  • Q1
    How many participants were there in the Loftus and Palmer study?
  • Q2
    In the Loftus and Palmer study, what was the average speed estimate for participants asked the question: "How fast were the cars going when they Hit each other?”
  • Q3
    In the Loftus and Palmer study, identify one way in which they test participant's recall
    Told them there was broken glass at the scene
    Asked if they had seen a broken headlight
    Asked if they had seen broken glass at the scene
    Asked if the study had affected their driving
  • Q4
    What is wrong with the sample of 45 American students used in the Loftus and Palmer study?
    Americans have better memories than Europeans
    They were not good judges of speed
    They could have guessed the aim of the study
    Students are young, so will have better memories
  • Q5
    Why did Loftus and Palmer use a film of a car accident rather than a real-life accident?
    They could guarantee that no participants had viewed the film beforehand
    The film was more expensive to buy
    Higher control of what happened in the crash
    They could not find any car crash witnesses
  • Q6
    What is one limitation of using a film of an accident rather than a real-life car accident in the Loftus and Palmer study?
    Not realistic - no anxiety for participants
    Low control
    High control
    Participants would give accurate responses
  • Q7
    John started stealing when he was 5 years old. In the beginning John just stole sweets from his parents, one of whom had just been in prison for theft. Later, John began stealing cars. How would the Biological Approach explain John's behaviour?
    He thought stealing was a good thing
    His behaviour was within his control
    His genes made him more likely to steal
    He was copying his friends
  • Q8
    Mary likes to go out to parties with her friends. Her parents don't like this, as they think she should be at home studying. As a result, Mary will lie to her parents about where she is going, and will pretend she is going to a friend's house to study when she is at a party. Mary has gotten away with this several times. How would the Behaviourist Approach explain Mary's behaviour?
    She is rewarded when she lies, so repeats the behaviour
    Her genes control her lying
    She thought lying was right
    Her childhood has unconsciously influenced her
  • Q9
    Hafsa experiences anxiety before speaking in class. She sweats and is nervous when the teacher asks her a question. When she was a child, her parents used to shout at her if she spoke out of turn. How would the Psychodynamic Approach explain Hafsa's behaviour?
    She thought anxiety was a positive behaviour
    She had a tough childhood, causing her to become nervous
    She was rewarded for her nervousness
    She was naturally nervous
  • Q10
    Ernie started stealing when he was 10 years old. In the beginning Ernie just stole sweets from his local shop. By the time he was 17 he had joined a local gang. Along with other gang members he started stealing cars and breaking in to houses. How would the Cognitive Approach explain Ernie's behaviour?
    He has a Dysfunctional thought process - he believes stealing is acceptable
    He has high levels of Testosterone
    His unconscious emotions cause him to become aggressive
    His genes cause him to steal

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