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PSY101-01 Exam Review (Child Development and Social Psych)

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  • Q1

    When Jenny’s parents told her that they were moving to Alabama, she was horrified because she secretly thought that southerners were mostly poorly educated and racist. After experiencing the foods, traditions, and people in her new state, she was surprised to realize that not all southerners were alike, and that many of her new friends were just like her. This is an example of: 

    The Social Distance Effect

    Subconscious Isolationism 

    The Contact Hypothesis

    Stereotype Bias

  • Q2

    Milgram concluded in his study that obedience was a function of _____:

    The responses made by the learner

    The personality of the participant

    The situation of the experiment 

    The religious beliefs of the participant 

  • Q3

    Donald enters an elevator and stands in it, facing the back instead of turning around to face the elevator door. Donald is violating _____:

    A Social Role

    A Stereotype

    A Gender Role

    A Norm

  • Q4

    An economic cause of prejudice is that____:

    Increased altruistic behavior

    Encourages acculturation

    Decreases us-them thinking

    Makes official forms of discrimination seem legitimate

  • Q5

    ______ refers to the tendency to overestimate dispositional influences (and underestimate situational influences) when explaining another person’s behavior. 

    Cognitive Dissonance


    Fundamental Attribution Error

    Diffusion of Responsibility

  • Q6

    Which statement best describes an aspect of Stanley Milgram’s study of obedience? 

    A learner and the teacher always sat side by side across from the shock machine 

    An ominous looking shock machine, which had voltage markings from zero to 450 volts. 

    Participants in the study were randomly assigned to be teachers or learners

    Participants were electrically shocked when they made errors in reciting word pairs. 

  • Q7

    Attribution Theory examines: 

    The tension caused by holding two cognitions that are psychologically inconsistent 

    The way in which attitude affects our behavior

    The psychological traits or attributes that a person possesses

    The explanations people make about the causes of their own behaviors and the behaviors of others

  • Q8

    Which of the following countries would the fundamental attribution error be more prevalent?





  • Q9

    Morgan is a participant in a very famous psychology experiment. Along with seven other students seated in a room she is shown a 10 inch line test, and then everyone takes turns identifying another line that matches the test line in length (choosing from a set of three lines). The experimenter is interested in studying ______: 


    Absolute Threshold

    Depth Perception 

    Visual Perception

  • Q10

    The tendency for people to take personal credit for their good actions, but blame the situation for their mistakes is a ____:

    Just-World Hypothesis

    Validity Effect

    Self-Serving Bias

    Fundamental Attribution Error

  • Q11

    What has research shown about the stereotype that women are "more emotional" than men?

    Men are more likely to show sadness and guilt, while women are more likely to how fear and shame. 

    Women feel everyday emotions more than men. 

    The gender difference is more bout how emotions are expressed than how they are felt. 

    The opposite is true because men feel everyday emotions more often than women. 

  • Q12

    In the Stanford Prison Study, male college students agreed t participate in a two-week experiment to discover what would happen when they took on the roles of prisoners and guards. How did those assigned the role of prisoner respond?

    The study was conducted in an unused wing of a real prison; therefore, the realistic atmosphere enhanced the role behavior of prisoners and guards. 

    Within a short time the prisoners became distressed and felt helpless, developing emotional symptoms and physical ailments. 

    Prisoners cooperated with the 90 percent of the guards tried to be "though but fair." 

    About five percent of the guards became tyrannical, so prisoners were slow in obeying their orders. 

  • Q13

    While stuck in a traffic jam, Yani notices a frusterated driver frequently honking his horn. Yani thinks to himself, "That guy is a real jerk!" This is an example of a  ________ attribution. 





  • Q14

    According to the Just-World Hypothesis, people tend to believe that _____:

    Bad people are punished and good people are rewarded

    A person's actions are just if they truly believe in them

    Rewards come to us in just this world, and not in the afterlife.

    All members should benefit equally from belonging to a social group. 

  • Q15

    William is a police officer who is instructed by a superior officer to beat a suspect in order to obtain a confession. According to research conducted on obedience, William is more likely to disobey this order if ______: 

    William sees another police officer refuse to continue beating the suspect

    Another senior officer agrees that William should beat the suspect. 

    The officer is in the room with William and the suspect

    The suspect asks William to stop


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