Psychology Trivia Quiz Questions!

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Psychology Trivia Quiz Questions!

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  • 1. 
    If I am in a relationship with someone in which I help them just to satisfy their needs, without tracking how many times I have benefitted them vs. how many times they have benefitted me; I am in what kind of relationship?
    • A. 

      Exchange

    • B. 

      Interpersonal

    • C. 

      Romantic

    • D. 

      Communal

    • E. 

      Interdependent

  • 2. 
    Which of the following factors would increase one’s desire (situationally) for a relationship?
    • A. 

      Social ostracism

    • B. 

       Lowered self-esteem

    • C. 

      An awareness of one’s own mortality

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Jordan is highly committed to his relationship partner, whereas Blake is much less committed to his partner. Which of the following is NOT a major difference between Jordan and Blake in terms of how they perceive their relationships and other potential mates?
    • A. 

      Blake is less likely to end his current relationship than is Jordan

    • B. 

      Jordan is less likely to imagine himself with other mates than Blake

    • C. 

      Blake is likely more aware of other potential mates than is Jordan

    • D. 

      Jordan is likely less interested in other potential mates than is Blake

  • 4. 
    Tim and Tanye are in a relationship. They have both passion and commitment to one another, but they have not developed intimacy. According to Sternberg’s (1986) Triarchic Theory of Love, what kind of love does Tim and Tanye share?
    • A. 

      Empty

    • B. 

      Romantic

    • C. 

      Fatuous

    • D. 

      Consummate

    • E. 

      Companionate

  • 5. 
    What is the number one factor in determining who people will “end up with” in a long-term relationship?
    • A. 

      Religious beliefs

    • B. 

      Physical proximity

    • C. 

      Levels of physical attractiveness

    • D. 

      Amount of similarity

    • E. 

      Levels of career success

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is perceived as the most attractive waist-to-hip ratio for women and wait-to-shoulder ratio for men?
    • A. 

      .8

    • B. 

       .9

    • C. 

      .6

    • D. 

      .7

  • 7. 
    Your psychological attraction to someone is best defined as how much you:
    • A. 

      Like and want to affiliate with that person

    • B. 

      Wish to have sexual contact with that person

    • C. 

      Find that person interesting

    • D. 

      Are physically aroused by that person

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the “Four Horsemen of the Relationship Apocalypse” (factors that are related to relationship dissolution), according to Gottman?
    • A. 

      Defensiveness

    • B. 

      Contempt

    • C. 

      Argumentation

    • D. 

      Criticism

    • E. 

      Stonewalling

  • 9. 
    Which of the following examples best demonstrates how operant conditioning can influence perceived physical attractiveness?
    • A. 

      Abbey isn’t entirely sure why, but she has a strong preference for youthful looking faces in potential mates

    • B. 

      Deon’s friends made fun of him when he told them he thought that a certain celebrity was gorgeous

    • C. 

      Over the years Mia’s friend has had several wonderful relationships with women who happen to look quite similar; Mia now finds herself attracted to this type of person as well

    • D. 

      A & B

    • E. 

      B & C

  • 10. 
    Drake wants to get the attention of his crush, but most of his own ideas probably won’t work. Based on your knowledge of relationships research, which of these would you suggest he try?
    • A. 

      Avoid being too nice to his crush. Playing hard to get is an excellent strategy!

    • B. 

      Endorse attitudes and values that are different from his crush. They say opposites attract!

    • C. 

      Be seen with his most handsome friend. Who wouldn’t want to date someone who knows a supermodel?

    • D. 

      Increase the number of interactions they have. The more Drake is around, the more familiar he’ll become!

  • 11. 
    Research has demonstrated that increased commitment to one’s relationship partner leads to what?
    • A. 

      Less aggressive behavior toward the partner

    • B. 

      Less time imagining oneself with other potential partners

    • C. 

      Less interest in pursuing other potential partners

    • D. 

      A & B only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    True or False: Psychological attraction is synonymous with physical attraction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What is the key to mere exposure leading to a positive attitude?
    • A. 

      Need to be neutral to positive at start

    • B. 

      Need to be seen consistently

    • C. 

      Need to be seen a certain number of exposures

    • D. 

      Need to be an in-group member at start

  • 14. 
    Pretend that you are in a social situation looking for a short-term mate. If you were to find one, you would most likely…
    • A. 

      End up with a person who is close to your own physical attractiveness level

    • B. 

      End up with a person that has complementary interests

    • C. 

      End up with a person of lower attractiveness than you

    • D. 

      End up with a person different in personality from yourself

  • 15. 
    Which of the following theories best explains how sociocultural factors influence our perception of people’s physical attractiveness?
    • A. 

      Communal relationships theory

    • B. 

      Cognitive dissonance theory

    • C. 

      Affect as information theory

    • D. 

      Operant learning theory

  • 16. 
    In an experiment on attraction, participants were asked to rate how attractive they found a series of facial pictures. Which of the following would be rated most attractive?
    • A. 

      A single face

    • B. 

      A composite of 2 faces

    • C. 

      A composite of 10 faces

    • D. 

      A composite of 50 faces

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the three factors of love in Sternberg’s (1986) triarchic theory of love?
    • A. 

      Commitment

    • B. 

      Similarity

    • C. 

      Passion

    • D. 

      Intimacy

  • 18. 
    Psychological attraction can be broken down into what two underlying factors.
    • A. 

      Symmetry; Youthfulness

    • B. 

      Desire to affiliate; physical attractiveness of other

    • C. 

      Attitude; desire to affiliate

    • D. 

      Physiological arousal; entitativity

    • E. 

      Proximity; physiological arousal

  • 19. 
    In the Aron (1997) study on getting people to fall in love (by asking each other increasingly personal questions while looking into each other’s eyes), the key factor that increased participants’ closeness was what?
    • A. 

      Physical attractiveness

    • B. 

      Physical closeness

    • C. 

      Eye contact

    • D. 

      Empathy

    • E. 

      Reciprocal self-disclosure

  • 20. 
    The contrast effect implies that, when your crush sees you for the first time, you should be standing next to...
    • A. 

      An unattractive person so you look better by comparison

    • B. 

      An attractive person so you look better than you would alone

    • C. 

      Nobody so that your looks aren't influenced by others

    • D. 

      An average-looking person so you are the more salient person

    • E. 

      Somebody cool so you are associated with social prestige