Social Trap in Psychology


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Which one of the following is the best definition of a social trap?

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1. The concept of social traps was first identified in the 1970s by which of the following?

2. When only one person pursues immediate gains in spite of the long-term consequences, it's known as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet assessment is designed to measure your understanding of what a social trap is and who first spoke of this concept. You will also need to know about other types of traps that are closely associated with social traps in order to do well on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your ability to do the following will be determined with the use of this quiz:

  • Define social trap
  • Name who first identified the concept of social traps
  • Recognize the term that describes when one person seeks immediate gains without regard to long-term consequences
  • Identify what leads to negative consequences associated with social fences
  • Choose the term that describes the techniques used to prevent social traps

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as who first discussed the concept of social traps
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define social traps
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about social fences and techniques used to prevent social traps

Additional Learning

More details about this concept can be found in the lesson titled Social Trap in Psychology. By using this lesson, you can expect to learn more about:

  • Examples of social traps
  • The defining characteristic of a social trap
  • What is true of the behavior associated with a social trap
  • A present day example of the concept of social fences
  • Why it may be difficult to avoid social traps