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According to our text social psychology is a science that studies the impact of our
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Our perceiving ourselves as athletic overweight smart or shy constitutes our .
Question 3 of 35 8.58 Points
Hypotheses are best characterized by
Question 4 of 35 8.58 Points
Random assignment is necessary to
insure mundane realism
insure informed consent
avoid the naturalistic fallacy
rule out preexisting differences between subjects in different experimental confitions
Question 5 of 35 8.58 Points
Social scientists gather information like other scientists through scientific methods that insure accuracy.
Question 6 of 35 8.58 Points
In an experiment the variable being measured is called the _____________ variable.
Question 7 of 35 8.58 Points
The tendency to process efficiently and remember well information related to onself is called the
Question 8 of 35 8.58 Points
People who believe themselves internally controlled are more likely to
take unnecessary tasks
be tolerant of racial differences
engage in self-handicapping
do well in school
Question 9 of 35 8.58 Points
In an experimental study of the effects of failure on self-esteem self-esteem is the
Question 10 of 35 8.58 Points
The fact that students tend to have a higher academic self-concept if they attend a school with few exceptionally capable students is best explained in terms of
locas of control
Question 11 of 35 8.58 Points
Those who do not exhibit self-handicapping and self-monitoring all reflect human efforts at
Question 12 of 35 8.58 Points
Dismissive attachement is an avoidant relationship style marked by distrust of others.
Question 13 of 35 8.58 Points
In one study based on looks alone people picked the winners of Senate and House races 3 out of 10 times.
Question 14 of 35 8.58 Points
__________ is the change in behavior or belief to accord with others.
Question 15 of 35 8.58 Points
Which of the following is a technique for measuring attitudes?
low ball technique
implicit assocation test
foot in the door technique
Question 16 of 35 8.58 Points
The theory that best states that we adopt certain attitudes in order to justify our past actions is________ theory.
Question 17 of 35 8.58 Points
The concept of romantic love is present
only in individualistic societies
only in affluent societies
only in cultures in which there are clear differences in gender roles
in most cultures
Question 18 of 35 8.58 Points
The difference between deindividuation and groupthink can best be described as
Deindividuation is a psychological state; groupthink is impaired group decision making
Both involve an attempt to blend in with the crowd
Groupthink is when a groups initial average position becomes more extreme following group interaction; deindividuation is the opposite
Diffusion of responsibility is part of both of these processes
Question 19 of 35 8.58 Points
Our desire to return a favor is best explained in terms of the
Question 20 of 35 8.58 Points
The finding that people pair of with others who are equally as attractive is known as
the matching phenomenon
the reciprocity effect
Question 21 of 35 8.58 Points
Shared goals that necessitate cooperative effort are said to be
Question 22 of 35 8.58 Points
The _______ is the shared view that people should obey those with legitimate authority.
influence of behavioral norms
norm of obediance
Question 23 of 35 8.58 Points
Research has indicated that the number of suicides increases following
well publicized suicides
the Olympic games
a world war
an economic recession
Question 24 of 35 8.58 Points
The author of cognitive dissonance theory was
Question 25 of 35 8.58 Points
Both acting and believing in accord with social pressure is called
Question 26 of 35 8.58 Points
When freely chosen action violate important or self-relevant attitudes the inconsistancy produces an uncomfortable state of tension and arousal termed _______
Question 27 of 35 8.58 Points
Research indicates that crowding hampers performance on _________ tasks.
Question 28 of 35 8.58 Points
Which process helps explain both social loafing and deindividuation?
diffusion of responsibility
supplemental skill development
Question 29 of 35 8.58 Points
How social pressure may lead us to perform immoral acts is best illustrated by studies of
obedience to authority
Question 30 of 35 8.58 Points
Believing in the superiority of ones own ethnic and cultural group and having a corresponding disdain for all other groups is called_______.
Question 31 of 35
The mode of thinking that persons engage in when concurrance-seeking becomes so dominant in a cohesive in-goupthat it tends to override realistic appraisal of alternative courses of action is called_______.
Question 32 of 35 8.58 Points
Self-discrepancy theory describes how people compare the self with others.
Question 33 of 35 8.58 Points
A social group is two or more people who share some common characteristic that is socially meaningful for themselves OR for others.
Question 34 of 35 8.58 Points
Self-discrepancy theory is the difference between who we think we actually are and our self-guides; this influences our emotional well-being and ultimately our self-esteem.
Question 35 of 35 8.58 Points
Emotions are sparked by interpretations of self-relevant events and their causes.