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Applied Social Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why doesn't deterrence theory work in the case of the death penalty?

Question 2 2. Why is the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese important in social psychology?

Question 3 3. An elderly couple living near a neighborhood bar hears what sounds like a man screaming. They shut their windows and notice a half dozen neighbors across the street looking out their windows as well. The couple decides not to contact the police. According to Latane and Darley, their decision to not call 911 is indicative of _____.

Question 4 4. Which of the following is a reason that people are often ineffective at affective forecasting?

Question 5 5. Studies have shown that people who possess higher levels of perceived control over situations also have lower levels of what?

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Question 6 6. According to Latane and Darley, after a person realizes an event is happening, what is he or she likely to do next when deciding whether to help?

Question 7 7. Which of these is most likely to lessen depression in a nursing home patient?

Question 8 8. Which of these is an example of an internal attribution?

Question 9 9. According to the Misinformation Effect, which of these is most likely to change someone's memory of an event?

Question 10 10. Who is more likely to help a member of an out-group?

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Question 11 11. What psychologist hypothesized how learned helplessness impacts humans?

Question 12 12. Prosocial behavior is defined as _____.

Question 13 13. Which of these can cause problems with eyewitness statements?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT one of the contributing factors as to why people in urban areas are less likely to engage in prosocial behavior than people living in rural areas?

Question 15 15. Susan makes a lot of money as the CEO of a company. She works long hours and has little time to see her family and friends. Though she really enjoys her work, she doesn't feel as though her work has a positive impact on society or others. Which of the following happiness factors is most likely present in Susan's daily life?

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Question 16 16. A recovered memory is a memory that _____.

Question 17 17. The difference between individualistic and collectivist cultures is that _____.

Question 18 18. Which social psychology based method of affecting environmental change was studied by Elliot Aronson?

Question 19 19. A person who has been in a bad mood decides to volunteer at the soup kitchen in an effort to feel better. Social psychologists would refer to this as what?

Question 20 20. The belief that something will have more of an impact on your emotions that it actually ends up having is referred to as what?

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Question 21 21. Which of these is an example of a social norm?

Question 22 22. The main effects hypothesis states that _____.

Question 23 23. What is the reciprocity norm?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT one of the benefits of high self-efficacy?

Question 25 25. According to research, which of these is most likely to cause happiness?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is one of the major problems with the deterrence theory of punishment?

Question 27 27. Why are people likely to donate after a natural disaster?

Question 28 28. Which of these is a benefit of self-efficacy?

Question 29 29. The notion that social support is of primary benefit during stressful times is known as what?

Question 30 30. Learned helplessness can cause _____.

Applied Social Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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