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Basics of Social Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How might someone who subscribes to the just world hypothesis view a rape victim?

Question 2 2. When examining a person's behavior, why would Kurt Lewin have been interested in knowing about that person's culture and community?

Question 3 3. In some cultures, _____ is an indication of wealth and fertility.

Question 4 4. In Stanley Milgram's experiment on obedience and authority, the participants believed the responsibility for the shocks fell to:

Question 5 5. Cognitive Dissonance Theory describes what occurs when

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Question 6 6. Which of the following phrases best describes organizational psychology?

Question 7 7. The concept of social learning suggests that aggression can be learned from all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 8 8. According to Yale psychologist Irving Janis, close-knit groups maintain solidarity by _____.

Question 9 9. A tool for measuring a person's attitudes by tracking brain activity is called a(n)

Question 10 10. In which of the following cultural examples would you expect a strong level of conformity?

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Question 11 11. According to Fritz Heider's attribution theory, a student who passed a test due to external causes _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following individuals BEST illustrates the connection between self-esteem and potential aggression?

Question 13 13. Each participant in Stanley Milgram's experiment on obedience and authority tested their willingness to:

Question 14 14. Susie is walking home from school when she sees a group of rambunctious older boys up ahead. She decides to cross the street to avoid them. How do stereotypes and the body's natural fight or flight response help to explain Susie's behavior?

Question 15 15. Psychologist John Dollard hypothesized that _____ can result in aggression when a desired goal isn't attained.

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Question 16 16. What is the primary task of the industrial part of organizational psychology?

Question 17 17. While deciding on how to approach a battle, an army unit that is exhibiting groupthink might _____.

Question 18 18. The organizational aspect of I-O psychology focuses on _____.

Question 19 19. How might a sales professional integrate social psychology into their strategy?

Question 20 20. A firefighter rushes inside a burning building to see if anyone is trapped. This is an example of _____.

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Question 21 21. Howard is an I-O psychologist at his company. Recently, his employer announced a joint venture with an organization in China. Soon, many of the senior managers will be traveling to meet with the staff there. Howard knows that these individuals are not used to working with folks from another culture who may do things differently. He assembles a presentation for them that details how to best work with their new counterparts in China. This activity falls under what responsibility of Howard's?

Question 22 22. Sarah notices that just about everybody on her soccer team wears the same type of headband. Based on typical conformity patterns, why is Sarah likely to also buy this type of headband?

Question 23 23. According to Robert Zajonc's drive theory, a cross country runner might _____.

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

Question 25 25. The difference between the cognitive and behavioral components of attitudes can be explained as:

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Question 26 26. How might a poker player exhibit a self-serving bias?

Question 27 27. Why were Solomon Asch's experiments on conformity so important?

Question 28 28. Derek leaves the movie theater feeling very dissatisfied after viewing the latest installment in his favorite series. This installment wasn't interesting and Derek almost got up and left halfway through. Which of the following possible responses might demonstrate the fundamental attribution error on Derek's part?

Question 29 29. Geneticist Dmitri Belyaev's experiments with selective breeding has shown that aggression is _____.

Question 30 30. The bystander effect suggests that when you see an accident or crime, you

Basics of Social Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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