Hypothetical Psychology Test Analysis

Hypothetical Psychology Test Analysis

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Hypothetical Psychology Test Analysis
Christina Little
Ashford University

The Hypothetical Psychology Test is presented with 5 questions. The correct answer is signified by an asterisk (*):
1) Who came up with the psychosexual stages?
a. *Sigmund Freud
b. Skinner
c. Gardner
d. Lada Gaga
2) Which psychologist tested classical conditioning with dogs?
a. Igor Pavlov
b. B.F. Skinner
c. *Ivan Pavlov
d. Sigmund Freud
3) Explain the difference between operant conditioning and classical conditioning, and provide an example of each.
4) The act of removing a stimulus to reinforce a certain behavior…
a. *...is called negative reinforcement
b. positive reinforcement
c. punishment
d. all of the above
5) Psychology is ____
a. *the study of the psyche

10 Students completed the test. There are 5 questions worth 2 point each. By averaging the number of correct scores to the total of potential scores I was able to calculate the means of the test. The mean scores are listed as such:
Question 1 (Q1): 18/10= 1.8
Question 2 (Q2): 14/10=1.4
Question 3 (Q3): 2/10=0.2
Question 4 (Q4): 20/10=2
Question 5 (Q5): 2/10=0.2

Fig 1 Means score per question on Hypothetical Psychology Test
As displayed in Fig 1 “The interpretation of bar graphs is straightforward. The higher the column, the greater the number of scores falling in that interval. The lower the column, the fewer the number of scores falling in that interval.” (Kubiszyn, 2012, p. 271). “The graph shows a visual of the results of the data collected for the test. a graph will almost always clarify or simplify the information presented in a grouped frequency distribution.” (2012, p. 271). This shows a nice view of which questions were most answered correctly and those that were not.
Since there is a small number of scores to tabulate I used the Simple Frequency Distribution. “Introducing some order or “sense” into this group of scores makes...

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