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Dr. Block, a social psychologist, enlisted several undergraduate students to help out his study. They posed as victims of a crime and asked "real" participants to help them. The proper research term for Dr. Block's undergraduate students is

a. Assistants.
b. Confederates.
c. Helpers.
d. Evaluators

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Dr. Block, a social psychologist, enlisted several undergraduate students to help out his study. They posed as victims of a crime and asked "real" participants to help them. The proper research term for Dr. Block's undergraduate students is what? The best answer and explanation are provided.

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Answer: b. Confederates.

Similarly, in one study, men and women were approached by attractive confederates of the opposite sex and asked whether they would go out on a date that night, go back to the ...

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