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Week 4 Review: Social and Developmental Psychology

Quiz by Ashley Biddle

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  • Q1
    Behavior is a product of both the situation and the person. Which of the following is an example of a situation that might influence behavior?
    being raised Jewish
    being raised to think that stealing is morally wrong
    hitting someone in the dark
    being in a crowd of bystanders when you witness someone fainting
  • Q2
    Kara gets an F on her social psychology exam. Then she goes home and gets into an argument with her roommate, Lee. Lee assumes Kara is yelling at him because she likes to bully him, not because she had a bad day. Lee is making a ________.
    fundamental attitude shift
    central attribution error
    central attitude shift
    fundamental attribution error
  • Q3
    What is groupthink?
    pressure from above on group members designed to eliminate leadership
    modification of the opinions of leadership to agree with the numerical minority
    arguments between group members that result in the dissolution of the group
    modification of the opinions of members of a group to align with what they believe is the group consensus
  • Q4
    When it comes to social psychology, a script is a ________.
    written record of a person’s history
    person’s knowledge about the sequence of events in a specific setting
    set of instructions to be carried out
    prescription for psychotropic medicine
  • Q5
    A(n) ________ is the evaluation of or feelings toward a person, idea, or object that are typically positive or negative
  • Q6
    What is the main point of the Stanford prison experiment?
    social roles are powerful determinants of human behavior
    students cannot be trusted in roles of authority
    students cannot be relied upon to act appropriately
    Zimbardo was an unethical researcher
  • Q7
    Which statement about Sternberg’s triangular theory of love is MOST accurate?
    There are three components of love: intimacy, passion, and commitment.
    There are three components of love: romance, fatuous, and infatuation.
    There are three types of love that can be described from the three components of love.
    There are five types of love that can be described from the three components of love.
  • Q8
    What is the main point of the textbook discussion of Milgram’s obedience study?
    Milgram was unethical.
    Individuals will obey authority to the point of potentially causing serious harm to another person.
    The Milgram study could never be repeated again because too many people know about it.
    Groups will obey authority to the point of potentially causing serious harm to another person.
  • Q9
    Based on the discussion in your text, which of the following strategies would effectively reduce prejudice between groups?
    having highly educated members of one group teach the children of the other group
    having groups meet under equal terms and cooperate on a task
    keeping intergroup contact to a minimum
    assigning one group to supervise the other group in completing an assigned task
  • Q10
    Which of the following strategies would effectively reduce racism?
    teaching children to avoid situations that might lead them to witness racism
    teaching children to ignore racism until we have eliminated racism from our society
    teaching children to think independently and challenge social norms that promote racism
    teaching children to conform to social expectations that discourage racism in public but ignore racism as long as it is privately expressed
  • Q11
    Which of the following best exemplifies prosocial behavior?
    Avery forgets to call his grandmother on Mother’s Day.
    Mateo’s mother provides child support to Mateo’s father because of a court order.
    Tyler visits his aunt once a week to bring her groceries.
    Jason is blackmailed by Brianna.
  • Q12
    Suppose you are walking down a street. A woman has fallen down, but because there are so many people around it does not occur to you that you should help. You just assume someone else is about to help her and keep walking. This is an example of ________.
    cognitive dissonance
    prosocial behavior
    diffusion of responsibility
  • Q13
    Fatima generalizes that all men are irresponsible players, cheaters, and liars. When it comes to men, Fatima may be applying ________: negative beliefs about individuals based solely on their membership in a group.
    diffusion of responsibility
    cognitive dissonance
    social exchange
  • Q14
    Mona works at a bank. When Luis, a Colombian man, arrives to drop off his paycheck she pretends to be busy and directs him to another teller. She does this whenever a non-White person wants assistance. This is an example of ________.
  • Q15
    Henry is juror number four in a murder trial. He believes the accused is guilty, but when the jurors vote it becomes clear he is the only one that thinks this way. Henry votes not guilty along with the other jurors despite what he sees as evidence clearly indicating guilt. This is an example of the ________ effect.

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