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Social Cognition & Perception: Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When most people are presented with a situation in which they could use either the representativeness or base-rate heuristic, they _____.

Question 2 2. Robert Rosenthal is well-known for his experiment in an elementary school, which illustrated the power of

Question 3 3. An object's degree of _____ is the extent to which it stands out and grabs people's attention as important.

Question 4 4. You have recently bought a dog and are walking him in the park. In the park, you are now noticing the dogs much more and you take note of the fact that a labrador you saw has very neatly trimmed fur. You also notice that he can run very quickly, much faster than your dog. Identify which of the following in the previous scenario is an example of a schema.

Question 5 5. Dimitri is frustrated that his limousine company is losing money. He blames the sluggish economy for the downturn in business. This is an example of _____ attribution.

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Question 6 6. How do people in individualistic cultures differ from members in collectivistic cultures?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is true about counterfactual thinking?

Question 8 8. Sarah went to a party with her friends. Although there are more than twenty people in the party, only her friend Laura is dancing. Laura always dances at parties, so Sarah thinks that she is dancing because that is just who she is. This is an example of a(n) _____ attribution due to _____ consensus and _____ distinctiveness.

Question 9 9. Richard Daniels has three older siblings. Every time he meets a new teacher at school, he usually receives a big smile and is told something like, 'I know you'll do well. All of the Daniels kids are smart.' Richard works hard to live up to this expectation. As a result, he performs well academically. This is an example of:

Question 10 10. Which of the following is TRUE of heuristics?

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Question 11 11. The cognitive process that occurs when Gail brushes her teeth while watching TV is an example of _____.

Question 12 12. When we perform a task on autopilot, our brain is engaged in _____.

Question 13 13. Why can schemata sometimes hurt us?

Question 14 14. People in _____ cultures tend to be very self-sufficient and self-reliant.

Question 15 15. When determining the _____ variable of the Covariation Model of Attribution, you would ask the question, 'How unique is the behavior in this particular situation?'

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Question 16 16. If all 3 variables of the Covariation Model of Attribution are determined to be high, you would likely make a(n) _____ attribution for behavior.

Question 17 17. When your mind convinces you of something that isn't actually true, you are experiencing a(n)

Question 18 18. Collectivistic cultures are typically found in which of the following regions?

Question 19 19. Which of the following questions is answered by a consensus variable?

Question 20 20. Jack must attend a funeral. Even though he has never been to a funeral before, he knows what to expect due to seeing funerals on TV and asking his friends about their experiences. His general expectation and idea for how funerals work is an example of what psychological concept?

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Question 21 21. Zoe is watching someone flip a coin several times. Someone asks her which sequence is more likely: Heads - Tails - Heads - Heads or Tails - Heads - Tails - Heads. She decides the first sequence looks more random and better matches the outcome she would expect. This is an example of which heuristic?

Question 22 22. Nancy's boyfriend just broke up with her. She is depressed and keeps reliving the breakup scene in her mind, wondering if they would have stayed together if she had just kept her mouth shut. This is an example of _____.

Question 23 23. A concept or category for which a person has a lot of clear, accurate, useful information is referred to as a _____.

Question 24 24. When we organize our world into frameworks or categories and those categories have multiple layers, the lower-level layers are called _____.

Question 25 25. Recently, you've seen several reports of shark attacks in Florida on the news. You go to a beach in California and can't make yourself get in the water because all you can think about are sharks. This is an example of what type of heuristic?

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Question 26 26. Brad is in the middle of taking the ACT. He pauses during one question to close his eyes and try to remember the correct answer. This type of thinking is _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT true?

Question 28 28. Rae is on a low-carb diet. She keeps trying not to think about all the carb-heavy food she loves, but it seems like she thinks about it more and more the harder she tries not to. This is an example of _____.

Question 29 29. Someone with advanced higher-order thinking skills is likely better at _____ than someone with poor higher-order thinking skills.

Question 30 30. A high level of perceptual salience results in _____ of the accessibility of a schema.

Social Cognition & Perception: Homework Help Chapter Exam Instructions

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