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What is the "carrot" policy?
use of incentives to get what you want
use of fear to get what you want
use of lies to get what you want
use of persuasion to get what you want
What is the "stick" policy?
use of fearmto get what you want
Who is Harold Lasswell?
He came up with the idea of the "American Dream".
He came up with the idea of Socialism.
He came up with the idea of "Bowling Alone".
He came up with the idea of who gets what, when, and how in politics.
How is political science measured?
What is Empirical political science?
how the world is currently
how the world should be
how the world was yesterday
how the world will be tomorrow
What is Normative political science?
how the world is
how the world was yesterday
What is Political Efficacy?
knowledge of political events
belief the public can influence the government
values and beliefs of citizens toward the political system
polarization of American politics
What is Political Knowledge?
the accumulation of information and experience about political knowledge
the public's belief that they can influence government
the focus on the issues of the day
the majority opinion of everyone in a demographic
Which of the following do NOT influence public opinion?
none of the above
Public opinion is the collective preferences from people concerning issues, policies, institutions, and individuals.
Mob rule is majority rule with minority rights.
Primacy is the idea that things that influence you later on in life tend to influence you the most.
Persistence in the idea that things you learn early in life tend to stay with you.
Are people more likely to follow maternal or paternal politics?
Which of the following is a primary influence?
Which of the following are not a secondary influence?
Your values usually change as you get older.
How do we filter political info?
All of the above
Which of the following associations about regulations are incorrect?
Conservative : more social/ less economic
Libertarian : less social/ less economic
Liberal : less social/ less economic
Populist : More social/ more economic
Both B and C
Public opinion, for the most part, stays the same.
How would you describe Texas when it comes to policy?
low taxes and low services
low taxes and high services
high taxes and low services
high taxes and high services
A wedge issue is an issue that can be divisive.
Since 1994 there has been a change in the number of people that belong to each party.
Which year would be a mid term election?
People are becoming more enchanted with politics.
Which of the following associations are incorrect?
Policy Domain: substantive area
Valence issues: safe causes
Issue Salience: intensity of preferences
None of the above
What is "Push Polling" designed to do?
get more people to take polls
to get the most accurate results
non of the above
Abortion is not a wedge issue.
Political efficacy can determine interest, engagement, and participation.
Which of the following is not a conventional way of political participation?
What is slacktivism?
Marginal participation in activities that tend to contribute to self-esteem but not social change
Marginal participation in activities that tend to contribute to self-esteem and social change
No participation in activities
A lot of participation in activities that contribute to much social change
Which of the following is not an example of a social network?
People at the same restaurant
What is SES?
Social- Economic Status
Standard- Economic Status
Social- Environment Status
Shared- Economic Status
What is the role of SES?
total measure of individual/ family work experience, economic, and social position in relation to others.
the average measure of individual/ family work experience, economic, and social position of everyone in a community
measure of family work experience, economic, and social position in relation to members of the family
total measure of individual/ family work experience, economic, and social position in relation to the environment
Civil Disobedience is the conscious decision to break a law believed to be wrong to change the law
The Harlem Shake is an example of Civil Disobedience.
Refusal to obey demands or commands, create obstacles to use of power, and attempting to induce social change are all factors of what?
What is social capital?
set of horizontal & vertical associations between people & institutions having effects on community productivity & well-being
vertical associations between people & institutions having effects on community productivity & well-being
horizontal associations between people & institutions having effects on community productivity & well-being
diagonal associations between people & institutions having effects on community productivity & well-being
Alexis de Tocqueville observed that US citizens had gift for civic association, and also saw American political culture rooted in a multitude of small, voluntary associations formed to address local needs
Who came up with the idea of "Bowling Alone"?
Alexis de Tocqueville
Which of the following is not a necessary tool for engagement?
What is Civil Society?
Private, collective action around shared interests, purposes, and values
Private, collective interests around different interests, purposed, and values
Open, individual interests around shared interests, purposes, and values
Open, collective interests around shared interests, purposes and values
Demographics matter because they are able to predict behavior based on characteristics and past trends
Who is Anonymous?
How many days after you register can you vote in an election?
What is 'Granny Farming'?
planting with your grandma
using a dead persons ballot to vote
talking elderly people into voting a certain way
The opposing parties dominate during midterm elections.
Rational Choice Theory is when you act to maximize utility with the most amount of resources.
Mass media is any kind of news outlet.
When did people become obsesses with 24/7 news.
When FOX had a nighttime news program.
When MSNBC became an around the clock news outlet.
When CNN became and around the clock news outlet.
When TV first came out.
Media is mostly owned by:
What was the situation surrounding the Aero vs. ABC case?
Aero published ABC's property without permission.
Aero copyrighted ABC's scripts and made their own series.
ABC copyrighted Aero's videos.
ABC published Aero's property without permission.
The Doctrine of Prior Restraint states there is a presumption against censorship unless national security issue
Which of the following is most heavily regulated?
All of the above are equally regulated
What does the SLAPS test determine?
Whether or not a work is crude or obscene
Whether it has scientific value
whether is has artistic value
All of the Above
Whistleblowers are protected under federal law and Texas law.
Where are people today most likely to get there news from?
Gate keeping bias in the media is
covering some stories and not others
covering some stories too much
locking the gate after the horse is out of the barn
Too much media emphasis on “gates”, like Watergate, Benghazigate, etc.
Statement bias in the media is
Covering some stories and not others
The media offering opinions about issues
Making controversial statements
Over-emphasis on covering statements of world leaders.
Modern newspapers are less substantive.