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Altruism & Prosocial Behavior Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If Sarah engages in negative-state relief, she is helping someone because _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following statements concerning prosocial behavior is MOST accurate?

Question 3 3. According to meta-analysis of studies on prosocial behavior, _____ are more likely to offer nurturing help, while _____ are more likely to help in gallant ways.

Question 4 4. A person who demonstrates out-group helping _____.

Question 5 5. What is egoism?

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Question 6 6. According to psychological egoism, a person who volunteers at a non-profit is most likely volunteering because _____.

Question 7 7. According to the reciprocity norm, _____.

Question 8 8. According to the theory of urban overload, which of the following is true?

Question 9 9. According to the theory of pluralistic ignorance, people tend to go along with the group even when they disagree because _____.

Question 10 10. Which of the following cases sparked social psychologists to study the bystander effect?

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Question 11 11. According to Bibb Latane and John Darley, there are five steps that people take when they are trying to decide whether to help in an emergency. In which step must the person interpret the event as an emergency?

Question 12 12. According to the bystander effect, _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following answer choices contains the BEST example of social exchange theory?

Question 14 14. Which of the following individuals is displaying altruism?

Question 15 15. What is prosocial behavior?

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Question 16 16. A man is riding his bike in a crowded park, when he takes a turn too quickly and falls over. According to the theory of diffusion of responsibility, which of the following is MOST likely to happen?

Question 17 17. A lack of sense of personal responsibility, minimization of feelings of guilt, and looking to the guidance of others are all characteristics of _____.

Question 18 18. According to social exchange theory, in which of the following examples are you most likely to help?

Question 19 19. A collectivist culture _____.

Question 20 20. Jane was running late and had many errands to do. She asked her neighbor to pick up her children from school. The next week, Jane picked up her neighbor's children from school to repay the favor. This is an example of _____.

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Question 21 21. According to the theory of kin selection, which of these people are you most likely to help?

Question 22 22. Which of these is an example of pluralistic ignorance?

Question 23 23. According to the diffusion of responsibility theory, when in a group, we:

Question 24 24. Social exchange theory posits that we will help others until _____.

Question 25 25. Behaviors that strengthen society and help people to bond are also referred to as which of the following?

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Question 26 26. Isen and Levin's dime study showed that _____.

Question 27 27. Why is the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese important in social psychology?

Question 28 28. The belief that people help others only when the benefits outweigh the costs is called _____.

Question 29 29. The difference between individualistic and collectivist cultures is that _____.

Question 30 30. Who would be given more help while begging on the street: a child or a healthy young adult?

Altruism & Prosocial Behavior Chapter Exam Instructions

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