MCAT Social and Behavioral Sciences : Other Cognition Principles

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Example Question #1 : Other Cognition Principles

A correlation coefficient of is the amount of the variance in the dependent variable unexplained by the levels of the independent variable alleged to produce the effect under study. A correlation coefficient of 0.3 leaves what percent of the variance in the dependent variable unexplained by the independent variable?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

If the correlation coefficient is 0.3, then the proportion of variance explained by the independent variable is 9 percent.

In other words, the correlation coefficient is denoted as follows:

The explained variance is found using the following formula:

Thus, 81% of the variance remains unexplained by variations in the independent variable.

Example Question #2 : Other Cognition Principles

Which of the following lobes of the brain is involved in executive functions such as self-control, planning, reasoning, and abstract thought?

Possible Answers:

Temporal lobe

Occipital lobe

Parietal lobe

Frontal lobe

Correct answer:

Frontal lobe

Explanation:

While all lobes of the brain directly influence each other and intercommunicate, the "frontal lobe" is the area of the brain most directly involved in executive functions such as self-control, planning, reasoning, and abstract thought. 

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