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1. The mentality of apes 27 2. Are older people less likely to misplace things? 29 3. Do women have better memories than men? 30 4. Are people in the United Kingdom smarter than they were five years ago? 31 5. Does graphology work? 31 6. Is the selective modification model refuted? 32 7. Is the F-scale a valid questionnaire? 34 8. Does repression cause psychological illness? 37 9. Did his mother’s unconscious wish make Willie a violent man? 40 10. Does memory fade because of the sheer passage of time? 41 11. Is disgust responsible for some phobias? 43 12. Have feelings of disgust evolved from a need to avoid disease? 44 13. Does the smell of old people cheer you up? 45 14. Can positive emotions repair negative feelings? 47 15. Do vignettes help us understand the experience of drug users’ families? 49 16. Is the “Draw a Figure Test” a valid measure of sexual abuse? 50 17. Do different kinds of mathematics teaching cause differences between Japanese and American children on mathematics tests? 51 18. Do mothers cause referential and expressive language learning styles? 53 19. Do infants think an object that disappears has ceased to exist? 54 ￼Allie CASE STUDIES vii 20. Can infants add and subtract? 55 21. Do children under 2 years old try to influence other people’s minds? 57 22. Can talking to someone who is less racist influence prejudice? 58 23. Do 4-year-old children believe a person’s race cannot change as the person grows into an adult? 60 24. Can personality predict who will have a driving accident? 63 25. Do violent video games make people aggressive? 64 26. Can playing action video games improve your attention skills? 65 27. Can people scan a scene more efficiently by ignoring the locations of objects they have already examined? 66 28. Does word frequency mainly affect the efficiency of processing after the word has been identified? 67 29. Do the first and last letters of a word provide special information that helps a reader perceive the word? 69 30. How do people understand ambiguous words? 72 31. Did watching a play improve attitudes towards speeding? 75 32. Does DDAT treatment work? 75 33. Can it be ethical to eat your participants? 77 34. The Burt affair 80 35. Do people from northern England have lower IQs than people from southern England? 81 36. The Flynn Effect: Is each generation more intelligent than the last? 81 37. Do race differences in IQ imply that immigration to the United States will lead to more social problems? 82 38. Is sexual reorientation therapy effective? 85 39. Can a medium contact the dead? 87 40. Does alcohol make people of the opposite sex look prettier? 88 41. Do inexperienced football players perform cognitive tasks better when they are tired? 89 42. Are decisions about penalty kicks influenced by earlier decisions the referee has made? 91 43. Is Susie more likely to move to Sussex than Durham? 92 44. Are people more hostile towards immigrants because they perceive their presence as a threat?
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