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1. Jason and Julia are preparing for a quiz in PSY 100. Jason recites four reasons for seeking out a social support network. Julia, gives her nod of approval to all but one of Jason’s list. Which one is she most likely to reject?

a. Being in a social support network helps a person learn how to win arguments.

b. Group members can help a participant with practical things like finding job

c. Being a member of a social support network can help reduce a persons’ stress levels.

d. Support group membership can help a participant feel valued by others.

2. A negative (or positive) evaluation of a particular group and its members is called a

a. Discrimination

b. Prejudice

c. Stereotype

d. Social role

3. Which of psychology focuses on worker motivation and productivity?

a. Worker productivity psy

b. Workplace psy

c. Profit psy

d. Industrial organizational psy

4.A popular talk show host, Jovial, and sharp witted as usual, outlines his views on the death penalty, taking time to consider both sides of the issue. As a long time listener to that talk show, if you’re swayed to adopt the talk shows point of view , it will probably be due to:

a. the medium of the message (radio)

b. your temperament and character

c. Your tendency to employ peripheral route processing

d. the character of the message.

5. Joan recently failed her math test. Whenever she fails a test, she typically blames the teacher for presenting the way the info was presenting. Joan tendency to blame others is an example of:

a. Assumed-similarity bias

b. Selfserving bia

c. the halo effect

d. fundamental attribution

6. Behavior directed toward individuals on the basis of their membership in a particular group is called_______

a. stereotype

b. social role

c. discrimination

d. prejudice

7. Aggressiveness builds up in people because of human nature. It can be safely expressed before it reaches a “boiling point” through the catharsis offered by aggressive sports and games. These kinds of ideas are associated with

a. frustration-aggression theory

b. instinct approaches to aggression

c. observational learning theories

d. social learning theories

8. The process by which the actions of an individual or group affect the behavior of others is known as:

a. conformity

b. norms

c. obedience

d. social influence

9. The scientific study of how peoples thoughts, Feelings, and actions are affected by others is called _______ psychology.

a. humanistic

b. psychodynamic

c. social

d. behavioral

10. Message interpretation characterized by consideration of the source and related general info rather than of the message itself is called ______ processing.

a. central route

b. peripheral

c. auditory

d. visual

11. The behaviors that are associated with people in a given position are known as:

a. social influence

b. social roles

c. obedience

d. conformity

12. In general, the approach to stress embraced by psychoneroimmunologists focuses on

a. the brain and the body

b.the outcomes of stress

c. the brain and the immune system

d. psychological factors and the immune system

13. According to Sternberg, intimacy plus decision/commitment identifies

a. true friendship

b. fatuous love

c. companionate love

d. liking

14. in hearing a persuasive message, some people will evaluate it in terms of factors that have nothing to do with the content of the message. When this happens, psychologists speak of ______ route processing.

a. peripheral

b. inductive

c. central

d. incidental

15. In the context of stress, the flip side of an uplift is

a. background chaos

b. a personal stressor

c. any cataclysmic event

d. a hassle

16. The Implicit Association Test (IAT)

a. has revealed that most people aren’t prejudiced

b. requires people to openly express and reveal their latent prejudices

c. Requires subjects to react to a series of black and white faces

d. is based on a culture free questionnaire

17. With respect to the theory of cognitive dissonance, people can hold contradictory ideas in their mind. If you become aware of the dissonance between two ideas, you could pursue which of the following strategies to reduce the dissonance?

a. You can change the way you perceive the ideas by decreasing the importance of one of them.

b. You can repress one of the cognitions into your unconscious mind and go about your day.

c. You can modify your views of the two contradictory ideas.

d. You can tell yourself that the contradictory ideas are contradictory

18. A student who behaves in the classroom to avoid punishment is acting according to what cause of behavior?

a. Punishment cause

b. fear cause

c. situational cause

d. dispositional cause

20. ______ is an evaluation of a particular person, behavior, belief, or concept.

a. attitude

b. peripheral route processing

c. Persuasion

d. Central route processing

 
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