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Introductory Psychology

The following sample questions do not appear on an actual CLEP examination. They are intended to give potential test-takers an indication of the format and difficulty level of the examination and provide content for practice and review. For more sample questions and information about the test, see the CLEP Official Study Guide.

Question 3 of 10

A psychologist wishes to examine whether childhood exposure to domestic pets within the household relates to sociability as an adult. He asks a group of 100 adults to complete a test of sociability and to report the number of pets in their households when they were between five and ten years old. The psychologist is using which of the following research methods?

  • A.

    Experiment

  • B.

    Longitudinal study

  • C.

    Case study

  • D.

    Correlational study

  • E.

    Naturalistic observation

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