Social Physc

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Social Quizzes & Trivia


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  • 1. 
    Which has the better success rate - dating facilitated by a web site or being set up by family or friends?
  • 2. 
    You are very sociable and outgoing; at a holiday party, you approach a quiet young woman standing alone in the corner. To break the ice, you discuss a number of "safe" topics: weather, books, TV show. You both see eye to eye on a lot after the conversation, you like the young woman. Based on a large number of social-phisc experiments, why is that so?
  • 3. 
    Tony is just looking for a romantic fling, nothing serious. If Tony would describe himself as a preppy, conservative Protestant, whom would  he be more likely to choose for
  • 4. 
    If you were a student at Elaine Hatfield an her colleagues first-year orientation dance, what would most likely influence your desire to date again the person with whom you were paired
  • 5. 
    Physical beauty confers only limited advantages. Researchers have found that people are most likely to associate physical attractiveness with
  • 6. 
    Michelle is online looking for a date to an upcoming event. She notices one very attractive individual who has posted interest in attending the event as well. She thinks he is likely to be very sociable, but her roommate who is from Korea thinks he will also be a good match because he will be
  • 7. 
    Research from a 37-country study indicates that all of the following are try except that.....(list ones that are indicated)
  • 8. 
    Which of the following (actual) research findings represents the most serious challenge to evolutionary explanation of love and attraction?
  • 9. 
    A Chines couple are romantically involved. Which of the following is most likely to be true about them?
  • 10. 
    The Japanese word for being a passive love object.
  • 11. 
    Erich Fromm wrote: "Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market." This description of friendship is most compatible with what theory of attraction?
  • 12. 
    According to social exchange theory, [Blank] refers to people's expectations about the rewards and punishments they are likely to receive in a particular relationship.
  • 13. 
    Claire and Matt are involved in a romantic relationship. Matt has recently given Claire a gold bracelet. Because there was no special occasion, Claire now feels the need to reciprocate the gift. The [Blank] theory of relationship is most applicable in this case.
  • 14. 
    Which of the following is true is true about communal versus exchange relationships? In communal relationships, partners....
  • 15. 
    Susan carefully rinses her mouth with an unpleasant-tasting mouth wash everyday. One day, Susan, reads an article reporting credible dental research that suggests that mouthwash is completely ineffective and that mouthwash may even be related to tooth decay. The discomfort that Susan feels in response to this article is called
  • 16. 
    Ying just purchased a rather expensive wristwatch. She had debated for weeks about the merits of the two different styles before making her final decision. It's now likely that Ying will...
  • 17. 
    When unscrupulous salespeople use lowballing as a means of selling cars, they take advantage of buyers' illusion that their decision to buy a particular car was...
  • 18. 
    The fact that there is research demonstrating that other animals experience dissonance - and that it has biological basis - suggests that cognitive dissonance may have, in part, an ......... explanation.
  • 19. 
    Jorge has just undergone a three-week initiation process to become a member of a fraternity. Jorge now considers the fraternity the best thing that's ever happened to him. Jorge's attitude towards his fraternity is probably the result of.....
  • 20. 
    When people state publicly an opinion that is at odds with their own private attitudes, they are engaging in....
  • 21. 
    Carol is offered $1 to write an essay she doesn't agree with. Vera is offered $50 to write an essay she doesn't agree with. Which one will more agree with the essay they wrote after they write it?
  • 22. 
    Police want to convince drivers to obey the 55mph speed limit. The police chief is convinced that doubling speeding fines is the answer. You've just read about insufficient punishment, what would you say to him?
  • 23. 
    Ken participates in a psychology study where he has to make statements that are contrary to his thoughts and values. Then, the researcher reminds him of his inconsistency. Ken has participated in which of the following?
  • 24. 
    "We do not love people so much for the good they have done us as for the good we have done them." This quote is most closely related to the concept of...
  • 25. 
    Participates said mean things to a confederate. Afterwords, they were asked to rate the confederate. The evaluations of the confederate were more..... because the.....