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Social Perception & Cognition Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Automatic information processing occurs when _____.

Question 2 2. Patricia Devine found that subliminal stereotype words resulted in _____.

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. Which of the following established social identity theory during the late 1970s?

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding attribution?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Which of these is an example of automatic information processing?

Question 8 8. In the facial expression experiment, which people found cartoons the funniest?

Question 9 9. Why is a high school program that requires its students to perform community service, expected to reduce risky behaviors and pregnancies in teens?

Question 10 10. According to attribution theory, the way in which we explain our success or failure can be classified based on all of the following EXCEPT _____.

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Question 11 11. Ginger is looking for a job in Paris. She heard there are also a lot of people from the city of Creil who are looking for jobs. She has decided that all people from Creil aren't as intelligent as her, and therefore will not get the job. What is this an example of?

Question 12 12. What is an attribution?

Question 13 13. The second step in the mental process of evaluating others is referred to as what?

Question 14 14. From the perspective of the 'ingroup', a person that does not belong in the 'ingroup' is assigned to which of the following?

Question 15 15. According to social identity theory, we perceive _____.

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Question 16 16. According to the self-perception theory, which of these people is most likely to change his or her mind?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding Bernard Weiner's attribution theory?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements about scapegoat theory is FALSE?

Question 19 19. The _____ theory tells us that people engage in prejudice toward an out-group in order to boost their own self-esteem and to make the group they identify with more appealing.

Question 20 20. Bert worries about losing his status in the company when he notices his female colleagues getting promoted. As a result, he feels justified in making sexist statements about women. This is an example of _____.

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Question 21 21. Social categorization is a fundamental part of which of the following theories?

Question 22 22. Why would you conclude that a person likes another person?

Question 23 23. How do non-prejudiced people control the automatic information processing that comes with stereotyping?

Question 24 24. Charlotte is a rigid thinker, obeys authority, sees things in black and white, and believes in a hierarchical structure of society. She strongly believes that Americans are better than people from other countries. Her thinking is an example of _____.

Question 25 25. The _____ theory asserts that children are taught to be prejudiced through cultural norms.

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. According to the self-perception theory, when people aren't sure what they are feeling, they _____.

Question 28 28. Grant grew up believing that tall people are more athletic than short people because that is what his parents told him. What is this an example of?

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. In sociology, the process of assigning individuals to groups based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity, or gender, is known as what?

Social Perception & Cognition Chapter Exam Instructions

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