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Define a chiasmus and explain when you might want to use this device in your writing
A chiasmus is a literary technique that present two parallel phrases with reversed syntax, as in "what counts is not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." It can create powerful or memorable statements that are more likely to stick with your reader.
Give an everyday example of classical conditioning.
If I use the One Republic song "Apologize" as my morning alarm, I might develop a mild stress reaction to hearing the song in any context because I associate it with the adrenaline jolt of needing to get out of bed.
Explain the conceptual difference between a t-test and a correlation
A t-test asks whether the difference between two data points or means is significant considering the overall variation within a data set. A correlation does not look at differences; rather, it asks how closely scores on one variable relate to scores on another variable
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