What Do You Know About Political Psychology?

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What Do You Know About Political Psychology? - Quiz

Political psychology is an academic field that focuses or better yet, strives to understand politics, the people who participate in it (politicians), and the behavior those people exhibit when practicing it.
It's not an hard field to be honest, but it does require thinking like the proposed individuals above. This is complemented by different techniques/methods that'll be further utilized.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is political psychology notbrelated to?

    • A.

      Law

    • B.

      History

    • C.

      Anthropology

    • D.

      Sociology

    Correct Answer
    A. Law
    Explanation
    Political psychology is the study of how individuals' thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by political systems and processes. It examines the psychological factors that shape political attitudes, decision-making, and behavior. While political psychology is related to history, anthropology, and sociology as it explores the social and cultural aspects of politics, it is not directly related to law. Law focuses on the rules and regulations governing society, while political psychology focuses on understanding the psychological processes underlying political behavior.

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  • 2. 

    Where did political psychology originate?

    • A.

      South America

    • B.

      West Africa

    • C.

      North American

    • D.

      West Europe

    Correct Answer
    D. West Europe
    Explanation
    Political psychology originated in West Europe. This region has a rich history of political thought and philosophy, with influential figures such as Machiavelli, Rousseau, and Marx emerging from this part of the world. The development of political psychology can be traced back to the works of these thinkers and their exploration of the psychological factors that influence political behavior and decision-making. Additionally, West Europe has been a center for academic research and the study of psychology, making it a natural birthplace for the field of political psychology.

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  • 3. 

    Who authored the political psychology piece 'Man in History'?

    • A.

      Edward Hollande

    • B.

      Joe Einstein

    • C.

      Albert Hitler

    • D.

      Adolf Bastian

    Correct Answer
    D. Adolf Bastian
    Explanation
    Adolf Bastian authored the political psychology piece 'Man in History'.

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  • 4. 

    When was Sigmund Freud's Totem and Taboo published?

    • A.

      1908

    • B.

      1913

    • C.

      1912

    • D.

      1910

    Correct Answer
    B. 1913
    Explanation
    Sigmund Freud's Totem and Taboo was published in 1913.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the first American political psychologist?

    • A.

      Harold Lasswell

    • B.

      Abraham Finch

    • C.

      Lord Robbins

    • D.

      Adams Smith

    Correct Answer
    A. Harold Lasswell
    Explanation
    Harold Lasswell is considered the first American political psychologist because of his significant contributions to the field. Lasswell's work focused on the study of political behavior and the psychological factors that influence it. He pioneered the use of psychological methods and theories in understanding political phenomena, such as propaganda, leadership, and public opinion. Lasswell's research and writings laid the foundation for the development of political psychology as a distinct discipline, making him a key figure in its history.

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  • 6. 

    In voting behaviorism, which of the following isn't an influencing factor?

    • A.

      Tolerance of different views

    • B.

      Political sophistication

    • C.

      Political sympathy

    • D.

      Political socialization

    Correct Answer
    C. Political sympathy
    Explanation
    In voting behaviorism, political sympathy is not considered an influencing factor. Political sympathy refers to the emotional connection or support for a particular political party or candidate, which may influence an individual's voting decision. However, in voting behaviorism, factors like tolerance of different views, political sophistication, and political socialization are considered more influential in shaping an individual's voting behavior.

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  • 7. 

    When was Darley and Latane, the 'Bystander Effect' introduced?

    • A.

      1935

    • B.

      1937

    • C.

      1968

    • D.

      1998

    Correct Answer
    C. 1968
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1968. This is the year when Darley and Latane introduced the 'Bystander Effect'. The Bystander Effect refers to the phenomenon where individuals are less likely to offer help to a victim when others are present. Darley and Latane conducted a series of experiments to study this effect and found that the presence of others can lead to diffusion of responsibility and a decreased likelihood of intervention.

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  • 8. 

    What branch of psychology explains the conflict between politics and the international society?

    • A.

      Psychophysics

    • B.

      Evolutionary psychology

    • C.

      Experimental psychology

    • D.

      Psychoanalysis

    Correct Answer
    B. Evolutionary psychology
    Explanation
    Evolutionary psychology is the branch of psychology that explores how human behavior and cognition have been shaped by evolution. It examines how our ancestral history influences our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. In the context of the conflict between politics and the international society, evolutionary psychology can provide insights into the evolutionary origins of political behavior, such as the formation of alliances, competition for resources, and the development of social hierarchies. It can shed light on why conflicts arise and how they can be understood and potentially resolved within the framework of human evolution.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following doesn't affect individuals and contexts?

    • A.

      Cognition

    • B.

      Intelligence

    • C.

      Beliefs

    • D.

      Motivation

    Correct Answer
    B. Intelligence
    Explanation
    Intelligence is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. It is a trait that is inherent to individuals and is not influenced by external factors or contexts. Unlike cognition, beliefs, and motivation, which can be influenced by various factors such as experiences, culture, and environment, intelligence remains constant and unaffected by these external influences. Therefore, intelligence is the correct answer as it does not vary based on individuals and contexts.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these is not within the scope of political psychology?

    • A.

      The outcome of political behavior

    • B.

      The correctness of political behavior

    • C.

      The dynamics of political behavior

    • D.

      The foundations of political behavior

    Correct Answer
    B. The correctness of political behavior
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The correctness of political behavior." Political psychology focuses on understanding the psychological processes underlying political behavior, such as the motivations, attitudes, and decision-making of individuals and groups in political contexts. It does not directly assess the correctness or moral judgment of political behavior, as this falls within the realm of political philosophy or ethics.

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