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PSY234 E xam preparation Dr Trevor Case email: Trevor.Case@mq.edu.au 1

PSY234

Exam preparation

PSY234 E xam preparation Dr Trevor Case email: Trevor.Case@mq.edu.au 1

Dr Trevor Case

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Final Exam

Final Exam Multiple-choice exam (40%) • Held during the exam period (check exam timetable) • Covers:

Multiple-choice exam (40%)

Held during the exam period (check exam timetable)

Covers:

̶ tutes 3, 4, 5, & 6 AND

̶ lectures and reading from Wk8 (this includes Simon’s Wk8

lectures)

70 multiple-choice items

5 response options

no past exam (only a practice exam)

Simon’s Wk8 lectures) • 70 multiple-choice items • 5 response options • no past exam (only

General tips for multiple choice

General tips for multiple choice Here are some tips about completing multiple choice exams that might

Here are some tips about completing

multiple choice exams that might be

helpful:

Calculate the time to spend on each question

Complete questions you are confident of first

Unless instructed otherwise, pick the most correct option

Look for clues to the correct answer:

limiting words e.g. all, none, never, always these are often

incorrect …

General tips for multiple choice

General tips for multiple choice • Milgram’s obedience experiments and the classic helping behaviour research

Milgram’s obedience experiments and the classic helping behaviour research revealed that:

a.

people are always poor at predicting their behaviour.

b.

people are never poor at predicting their behaviour.

c.

people are evil.

d.

people are often poor at predicting their behaviour.*

e.

None of the above are correct.

General tips for multiple choice

General tips for multiple choice • Free recall the answer first, then look at the options

Free recall the answer first, then look at the options

Read all options, and cross out those you know are wrong

-But don’t dismiss any option at first glance

If you don’t understand one of the options given, don’t panic! It may be wrong

Just because an answer is long and complicated it doesn’t

mean it will be correct

Answer every question, even if you are guessing

Fill in circles clearly

Fill in circles clearly 6
Fill in circles clearly 6

Study tips: Lectures

Study tips: Lectures • You won’t do really well if you only study the lecture content

You won’t do really well if you only study the lecture content

The questions will be organised by lecture topic

-Tutorial questions will be last (ie., Culture, Aggression, SPE,

Decision making & ethics).

Study tips: The textbook

Study tips: The textbook • There will be questions derived from material in the textbook •

There will be questions derived from material in

the textbook

Many of these will test knowledge of material that expands on lecture content

But there will also be some

questions on material that was not covered in the lecture

expands on lecture content • But there will also be some questions on material that was

Study tips: Tutorials

Study tips: Tutorials • There will be some questions assessing your knowledge of each of the

There will be some questions assessing your knowledge of each of the tutorials

Culture

Aggression

Zimbardo’s prison study

Decision making & ethics

• Culture • Aggression • Zimbardo’s prison study • Decision making & ethics 9
• Culture • Aggression • Zimbardo’s prison study • Decision making & ethics 9
Some practice questions 10

Some practice questions

Natasha just received a “Distinction” on her test. Her friends, Gina and Sam, received a

Natasha just received a “Distinction” on her test. Her friends, Gina and Sam, received a “High Distinction” and a “Pass,” respectively. Later that night, Natasha tells her flatmate that she did “really well” relative to other people in the class. According to social comparison theory, Natasha appears to have engaged in

a. upward comparison

b. downward comparison*

c. promotional comparison

d. prevention comparison

e. self-deception

Which of the following best accounts for the finding that, after riding an exercise bike,

Which of the following best accounts for the finding that,

after riding an exercise bike, men rated cartoons as funnier

and erotica as more arousing than those who had not first engaged in exercise?

a.

The common sense view of emotion

b.

Schacter and Singer’s two factor theory of emotion*

c.

The James-Lange theory of emotion

d.

Cannon’s theory of emotion

e.

The facial feedback theory of emotional expression

Which of the following constitutes evidence of the evaluation apprehension account of social facilitation? a.

Which of the following constitutes evidence of the evaluation apprehension account of social facilitation?

a. Joggers slowed down past a woman who was facing them, but sped up when she had her back turned.

b. Cockroaches scuttle down a straight runway faster when they have an audience of cockroaches than when alone.

c. Students were less anxious performing in front of a high status audience than a low status audience.

d. Participants put on their shoes faster when they were being watched attentively than when an inattentive repairman was present.*

e. All of the above are evidence for the evaluation apprehension account of social facilitation.

One of the exam questions

One of the exam questions Our tendency to believe that our concealed emotions leak out and

Our tendency to believe that our concealed emotions leak out and can be easily read by others is referred to as:

a. the spotlight effect.

b. the actor-observer effect.

c. social paranoia.

d. the illusion of transparency.*

e. the Barry Manilow effect.

All the best for your exams and your future study 15

All the best for your exams and your

future study

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