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Psychology in Action Study Set 1

Psychology

Quiz 16 :

Social Psychology

Quiz 16 :

Social Psychology

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The explanations that people use about the causes of events or behaviors (others' or their own)are called _____.
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You and a friend are watching a ballgame.The batter swings and misses, ending the inning as he strikes out.You believe this is because the sun is setting and probably cast a glare in his eyes.Your friend believes this is because the batter lacks talent.You made a _____ attribution and your friend made a(n)_____ attribution.
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Regarding attitudes toward birth control, being fearful of unwanted pregnancy reflects the ______component of attitude.
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The study of how other people influence our thoughts, feelings, and actions is called _____.
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When you attempt to maintain a positive self-image by taking credit for your successes and emphasizing external causes for your failures, you are engaged in _____.
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A stranger walking in front of you trips.You assume this is because he is clumsy, rather than considering the fact that the sidewalk might be uneven.You have just committed _____.
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The fact that husbands and wives both report doing more than 50% of the household chores is an example of _____.
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A learned predisposition to respond positively or negatively toward a particular object, person, or event is called a(n)________.
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Amelia failed a test and said it was because the questions were "tricky"; Oscar passed the same test and said it was because he studied hard.Amelia is using _____; Oscar is using _____.
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We misjudge the causes of another person's behavior because we overestimate internal, personal factors and underestimate external, situational influences.This is called_____.
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The tendency to focus on the most noticeable factors when explaining the cause of behavior is called the _____ bias.
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Compared to individualist cultures, collectivist cultures tend to have lower rates of
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Regarding attitudes toward birth control, the belief that birth control is important reflects the ______component of attitude.
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In contrast to other fields within psychology, social psychology emphasizes _____.
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Which of the following is most often TRUE of social behavior?
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The tendency to attribute other people's behaviors to personality factors while attributing our own behaviors to situational factors is called the ________ bias.
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One explanation for why people commit the fundamental attribution error is _____.
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The desires to maintain self-esteem and project a good public image are two motivations for the use of _____.
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Two of the major attributional mistakes people make are _____.
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According to the text, the main question about attributions are whether a given action is about
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