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Social Psychology Study Set 19

Psychology

Quiz 1 :

Introducing Social Psychology

Quiz 1 :

Introducing Social Psychology

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Spinoza (1663) proposed the idea that when you love someone whom you used to hate, you __________.
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Which of the following is an example of a direct persuasion attempt?
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A

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After the mass suicide related to the cult at Jonestown, people tended to blame the victims and accuse them of being psychologically unstable or deranged. Social psychologists are more likely to explain these mass suicides as being due to __________.
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C

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Jada gives William her dessert at lunch in the hope that he will like her. Jada's behavior is an example of __________.
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Folk wisdom is considered to be __________.
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Social psychology is set apart from other ways of interpreting social behavior, such as folk wisdom or literature, because it is __________.
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Which of the following is an example of social influence?
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How do social psychologists differ from those who rely on common sense or folk wisdom in answering questions about human nature? Social psychologists __________.
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Which of the following is an example of social influence?
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Aya is eight months old, and her mother pretends her baby food is a train in order to convince her to eat it. Aya's mother is using a rather creative form of __________.
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The scientific study of the way in which people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the real or imagined presence of other people is the definition of __________.
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According to the definition of social psychology presented in your text, social psychology is the study of how __________ affect(s) the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of humans.
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Rather than relying on personal opinion, Dr. Walsh wants to answer his questions using experimentation and measurement. He is interested in asking __________ questions.
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From across the room, J.T. sees his mother sigh, and he approaches to give her a hug in hopes of cheering her up. In this case, J.T.'s behavior is an example of a(n) __________ social influence attempt.
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In the introduction to Chapter 1, you read about a number of social phenomena: a young man broadcast his suicide live online; a sister and brother disagreed on the attractiveness of the same fraternity; and more than 800 people committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. What do these examples have in common?
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Philosophers provide insight into __________.
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According to the authors of your text, when faced with a puzzling social question, it may be tempting to ask people why they behaved as they did. Why is this not always the best way to understand social behavior?
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Juan thinks the idea that "birds of a feather flock together" has more merit than "opposites attract." So he designs an experiment to test his hypothesis. Juan is most likely a __________.
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When social psychologists do research, they seek to answer questions with experimentation and measurement. By doing so, they are asking __________ questions.
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Not all social influence is direct or deliberate. Which of the following is the best example of more indirect or subtle social influence?
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