Social Psychology Quiz Questions!

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Social Psychology Quiz Questions!

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a reason why someone might fail to individuate (and thus react based primarily on their social schema)?
    • A. 

      Cognitive load

    • B. 

      Low anxiety or stress

    • C. 

      An expansive social schema

    • D. 

      Experience with the other person’s outgroup

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a personality factor associated with higher rates of prejudice and discrimination?
    • A. 

      Higher authoritarianism

    • B. 

      Lower egalitarianism

    • C. 

      Higher social dominance orientation

    • D. 

      Higher self-monitoring

  • 3. 
    Studies on the effects of categorizing individuals into social groups have shown which of the following?
    • A. 

      As the size of the group of people viewed increases, more discrimination is directed at them.

    • B. 

      Simply dividing people into “minimal” groups may result in in-group favoritism.

    • C. 

      Categorization is dehumanizing, and so most people avoid being in social groups.

    • D. 

      Data regarding the relationship between categorization and discrimination are inconclusive

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a necessary condition for the success of inter-group contact in reducing prejudice?
    • A. 

      Common goals

    • B. 

      Equal status

    • C. 

      Contact must occur under friendly informal conditions

    • D. 

      Mutual interdependence

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Alice is one of the top students in her linear algebra class and has consistently scored in the high 90s on her exams. Prior to her most recent exam, she overheard one of her classmates talking about how girls stink at math. Alice scored a C+ on the exam. This is an example of what?
    • A. 

      Black sheep effect

    • B. 

      Internal bias

    • C. 

      Stereotype threat

    • D. 

      Prejudice

  • 6. 
    Morgan is sure that people are going to be rude to her during her first trip to New York (she believes that most New Yorkers act rudely) but she is excited about it anyway. Morgan is demonstrating…
    • A. 

      Stereotyping

    • B. 

      Effort justification

    • C. 

      Outgroup Heterogeneity

    • D. 

      Prejudice

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Ron thinks that “pretty much all” Europeans are socialist and elitist. Ron is demonstrating what?
    • A. 

      Discrimination

    • B. 

      Intergroup conflict theory

    • C. 

      Prejudice

    • D. 

      Out-group homogeneity

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    A university sends its students to other countries to reduce the impact of prejudices on them. The university’s decision reflects some of the tenants of the contact hypothesis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    When we see another person (especially a new person), a range of social categories to which they might be a member are activated in our minds. What determines the types of social categories activated?
    • A. 

      Perceived stimulus dangerousness

    • B. 

      Salience of category cues

    • C. 

      Our need for cognitive closure

    • D. 

      Category complexity

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    According to Tajfel & Turner’s (1979) social identity theory, we have a tendency to ______________ the in-group, and ______________ the out-group.
    • A. 

      Bolster; derogate

    • B. 

      Get annoyed with; ignore

    • C. 

      Like; ignore

    • D. 

      Deindividuate; derogate

  • 11. 
    The content of our social group schemas influences the likelihood of stereotyping others.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The contact hypothesis states that we can reduce prejudice and discrimination if certain conditions are met. Which of the following is NOT one of the necessary conditions?
    • A. 

      A common goal to work towards

    • B. 

      Social norms of equality

    • C. 

      Mutual interdependence among groups

    • D. 

      Informal interpersonal contact

    • E. 

      Groups are the same socioeconomic status

  • 13. 
    Cognitive categorization is an undesirable characteristic with which individuals are born.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Person A refuses to rent housing to Person B because of their race. This is an example of what?
    • A. 

      Stereotyping

    • B. 

      Prejudice

    • C. 

      Discrimination

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    What is a way to reduce our likelihood of stereotyping others?
    • A. 

      Expending the cognitive effort to individuate the person

    • B. 

      Simply not thinking about their social categories in the first place

    • C. 

      Changing the info in our social categories through experience with other groups

    • D. 

      A & C

    • E. 

      A & B

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is a valid observation of our social categorization?
    • A. 

      Social categorizations cannot be observed when people interact at individual levels.

    • B. 

      Our social categorization is not likely to change over time.

    • C. 

      Social categorization occurs spontaneously, without much thought on our part.

    • D. 

      Social categorization is observed only when we experience negative feelings.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT a personality trait that is a predictor of prejudice?
    • A. 

      Low authoritarianism

    • B. 

      Low humanism

    • C. 

      High collectivism

    • D. 

      High social dominance orientation

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Why does Stereotype Threat happen?
    • A. 

      People who hold stereotypes treat others in a way that leads them to conform to the stereotype

    • B. 

      Stereotypes prime people to act in a certain way

    • C. 

      Stereotyped individuals are afraid that their behavior may “prove the stereotype” and that increases anxiety

    • D. 

      People are afraid that they will be stereotyped negatively so they conform to a different stereotype

  • 19. 
    When our social categories are shown to be inaccurate, why don’t we readily change them?
    • A. 

      Cognitive dissonance

    • B. 

      Confirmation biases

    • C. 

      Assimilation

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    According to Devine’s (1989) model of stereotyping, what distinguishes those who are more likely to stereotype others from those who are less likely to do so?
    • A. 

      Their country’s culture

    • B. 

      Their controlled individuating of others

    • C. 

      Their immediate social context

    • D. 

      The salience of the cue to the outgroup