Past Exam for PSYC 2094 - Prin Psych Res with Bill at Virginia Tech (VT)

Exam Information

Material Type:Final 4
Class:PSYC 2094 - Prin Psych Res
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2006
  • Effects of Nicotine
  • Participants
  • Equal Numbers
  • Multiple Choice
  • Participating
  • The Independent
  • Content Validity
  • Extraneous Variable
  • Reaction Time
  • Ecological Validity
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Review Assessment: Final Exam Part 1 -- Nicotine Study Name: Status : Score: Final Exam Part 1 -- Nicotine Study Completed 42 out of 50 points system that has been shown to improve maze performance in rats. Nicotine has also been shown to create sleep disturbances in rats. Studies with humans indicate that people going through withdrawal from smoking also report sleep disturbances, most typically insomnia. Dr. Benning wants to study the effects of nicotine on reaction time and insomnia. She decides to do a series of experiments with prisoners as participants as that will provide a literally "captive audience" from which to select her subjects. The volunteers incarcerated for non-violent crimes were told they will earn a weekend pass if they perform well in the study other volunteers get $10 to spend in the prison store. She recruits 50 volunteers; she randomly assigns half to receive nicotine in a pill and half to receive a placebo. Because she does not want the prisoners to know which drug they are getting, ...

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