Chapter 16: Social Psychology

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Chapter 16: Social Psychology Textbook Quiz for Psych 1020

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Question 1

Grace wants to help her friend Charlie avoid the fundamental attribution error. She suggests that he focus on _________ causes of behaviors.
  • Situational
  • Dispositional
  • Distinctive
  • Consistent

Question 2

Which of these statements is not consistent with a self-serving bias?
  • I lost because the other guy was probably cheating.
  • I lost because it was too hot in the room.
  • I won because I'm a genius.
  • I won because I got lucky.

Question 3

In the Stanford Prison Experiment, the guards often abused the prisoners. This result suggests that
  • People seek situations in why they can indulge their aggressive impulses.
  • Some people are born to play the role of guards.
  • Only aggressive people are willing to assume the role of prison guard.
  • Social roles have the important influence on how people behave.

Question 4

Solomon Asch's experiments on conformity demonstrate the impact of _________ in group situations.
  • Norm crystallization
  • Social rules
  • Normative influence
  • Informational influence

Question 5

In Milgram's experiments on obedience, many people protested that they didn't want to give any more shocks. After that happened,
  • The experimenter told them the study was over.
  • Most participants asked to leave the experiment.
  • Most participants continued to administer shocks.
  • The experimenter asked to decrease shocks.

Question 6

When a company hires a celebrity to endorse a produce it is likely hoping that most consumers will follow the _________ route to persuasion and engage in _________ elaboration.
  • Peripheral; low
  • Central; high
  • Peripheral; high
  • Central; low

Question 7

Sam chooses desserts for himself and for his friend Randy. Both desserts turn out to be duds. If Sam has a(n) _________ sense of self, you'd expect him to experience the most cognitive dissonance with respect to the dessert he chose for _________.
  • Independent; Randy
  • Interdependent; himself
  • Interdependent; Randy
  • Dependent; himself

Question 8

Oliver is trying to change his friend Stan's stereotype that women aren't as funny as men. They watch a TV special with a series of women doing comedy routines. Do you think Stan's stereotype will change?
  • Yes, because he will appreciate Oliver's effort on his behalf.
  • No, because he will discount information that is inconsistent with his stereotype.
  • No, because Oliver will convince Stan that the stereotype is true.
  • Yes, because he will learn a new sterotype from the TV special.

Question 9

If you want to increase the likelihood that people will continue to volunteer in the future, which of these measures would you not want to try?
  • Give T-shirts to identify people as volunteers.
  • Have people start to volunteer as a mandatory assignment.
  • Help people cope with distressing aspects of the volunteer work.
  • Determine the motives people have for volunteering.
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