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Social Cognition & Perception in Social Psychology Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. 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?

Question 3 3. When we organize our world into frameworks or categories and those categories have multiple layers, the lower-level layers are called _____.

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. 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 _____.

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Question 6 6. Identify which of the following scenarios is an example of priming?

Question 7 7. A concept or category for which a person has a lot of clear, accurate, useful information is referred to as a _____.

Question 8 8. A well-known study conducted by psychologist Daniel Wegner gave evidence for _____.

Question 9 9. People in _____ cultures tend to be very self-sufficient and self-reliant.

Question 10 10. 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 _____.

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Question 11 11. When determining the _____ variable of the Covariation Model of Attribution, you would ask the question, 'How unique is the behavior in this particular situation?'

Question 12 12. Why can schemata sometimes hurt us?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT true?

Question 14 14. Which of the following questions is answered by a consensus variable?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is true about counterfactual thinking?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT an example of a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. When determining the _____ variable of the Covariation Model of Attribution, you would ask the question, 'How often does the behavior occur across time in this exact situation?'

Question 19 19. When you make a judgment based on probability, you use which type of heuristic?

Question 20 20. Someone with advanced higher-order thinking skills is likely better at _____ than someone with poor higher-order thinking skills.

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Question 21 21. When your mind convinces you of something that isn't actually true, you are experiencing a(n)

Question 22 22. Robert Rosenthal is well-known for his experiment in an elementary school, which illustrated the power of

Question 23 23. 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.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is TRUE of heuristics?

Question 25 25. When we perform a task on autopilot, our brain is engaged in _____.

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Which type of thinking is controlled and intentional?

Question 28 28. An object's degree of _____ is the extent to which it stands out and grabs people's attention as important.

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. A high level of perceptual salience results in _____ of the accessibility of a schema.

Social Cognition & Perception in Social Psychology Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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