1) A researcher is interested in studying the effects of various levels of distraction-none, low, and high-on scores on a test of visual memory. Participants are arbitrarily assigned to one of three conditions: no distraction, low distraction and high distraction. All participants engage in a test of visual memory. Describe the independent variable? What do you mean by dependent variable? Illustrate the purpose of random assignment to groups? Describe the purpose of random assignment to groups?
2) Define the theory and describe its function. How does theory relate to the practice of psychology?
3) Define the term hypothesis and give an illustration.
4) describe the content which must appear in a well-written informed consent form for a research study. Why is it significant to obtain informed consent? prepare down the three principles outlined by the Belmont Report? What additional concerns do you have (if any) when obtaining the consent from a minor?