Social Psych Quiz 2 - Key Concepts

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  • 1. 
    The tendency of attributing one's own behaviour to external, situational causes, while attributing the behaviour of others to internal, personal causes.
    • A. 

      Self-serving bias

    • B. 

      Actor-observer discrepancy

    • C. 

      Fundamental attribution error

    • D. 

      Blaming the victim

  • 2. 
    A cluster of characteristics that are associated with all members of a specific social group (often including qualities that are untelated to the objective criteria that define the group).
    • A. 

      Discrimination

    • B. 

      Prejudice

    • C. 

      Stereotype

    • D. 

      Out-group

  • 3. 
    Seeing members of the out-group as much more similar to one another than the members of one's in-group.
    • A. 

      Out-group homogeneity effect

    • B. 

      In-group bias

    • C. 

      Cognitive dissonance

  • 4. 
    Unpleasant state of psychological tension or arousal that occurs when two thoughts or perceptions are inconsistent; it typically results from the awareness that attitudes and behaviour are in conflict.
    • A. 

      Foot-in-the-door technique

    • B. 

      Out-group bias

    • C. 

      Cognitive dissonance

  • 5. 
    Any behaviour that helps another, whether the underlying motive is selfless or selfserving.
    • A. 

      Altruism

    • B. 

      Prosocial behaviour

    • C. 

      Foot-in-the-mouth technique

    • D. 

      Bystander Effect