Social Psychology MCQs Quiz With Answers

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Social Psychology MCQs Quiz With Answers

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    People who are less likely to help someone because there are a lot of people present would be exhibiting:
    • A. 

      Groupthink

    • B. 

      Group polarization

    • C. 

      Diffusion of responsibility

    • D. 

      Mere exposure effect

    • E. 

      Ethnocentrism

  • 2. 
    At first, Jimmy did not like his teacher, but after sitting in this teacher's class for a number of weeks, Jimmy started to like his teacher. this new perspective would be an example of:
    • A. 

      Diffusion of responsibility

    • B. 

      Bystander effect

    • C. 

      In-group bias

    • D. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • E. 

      Mere-exposure effect

  • 3. 
    Muszafer Sherif believed that __________ would reduce prejudice behavior.
    • A. 

      Working together to solve a problem

    • B. 

      Sharing background

    • C. 

      Group sharing

    • D. 

      Talking out differences

    • E. 

      Competitive games

  • 4. 
    Jimmy has constantly heard that he is not a good student and starts acting how people perceive him after a while. This recent behavioral change supports the following:
    • A. 

      Groupthink

    • B. 

      Group polarization

    • C. 

      Self-fulfilling prophecy

    • D. 

      Social influence

    • E. 

      Altruism

  • 5. 
    If you have a friend who is reluctant to help you clean your entire room, you may be successful by asking him to simply help you move one item in your room. this approach is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Cognitive dissonance

    • B. 

      Altruism

    • C. 

      Foot-in-the-door

    • D. 

      Door-in-the-foot

    • E. 

      Bystander effect

  • 6. 
    Jimmy is very quiet at school, but later that night at a party, Jimmy gets 'crazy' and starts to cut the rug on the dance floor. Jimmy's classmates are stunned at this displayed behavior. Jimmy is experiencing:
    • A. 

      Group polarization

    • B. 

      The power of SSRI's

    • C. 

      Deindividuation

    • D. 

      Groupthink

    • E. 

      Self-fulfilling prophecy

  • 7. 
    _____________ set up an experiment, known as the Stanford Prison experiment, where people played the role of a prison guard. The goal was to observe if this authority position would cause them to act differently.
    • A. 

      Stanley Milgram

    • B. 

      Philip Zimbardo

    • C. 

      Soloman Ache

    • D. 

      Muzafer Sherif

    • E. 

      Mike Mclane "The Mclaniac"

  • 8. 
    Social Facilitation occurs:
    • A. 

      To the tendency for people to do less in a group setting

    • B. 

      To the tendency to keep personal opinions to themselves for fear of upsetting the group

    • C. 

      When the presence of other people watching improves a person's performance

    • D. 

      When the presence of other people watching hinders a person's performance

    • E. 

      When people listen more attentively to people of authority

  • 9. 
    Believing that all homeless people are responsible for their outcomes or got what they deserved would be an example of which attribution process?
    • A. 

      Actor-observer discrepancy

    • B. 

      Self-serving bias

    • C. 

      Blaming the victim

    • D. 

      Fundamental attribution error

    • E. 

      Modest bias

  • 10. 
    Groupthink is defined as:
    • A. 

      When an attitude becomes stronger in group presence

    • B. 

      Thinking that revolves around keeping harmony within a group through not disagreeing with group opinion

    • C. 

      The tendency to do less in a group situation

    • D. 

      Improved performance when people are watching

    • E. 

      The loss of identity due to a group situation

  • 11. 
    In Stanley Milgram's experiment on the role of obedience, the ____________ was the person who worked with Milgram and played the part of an authority figure.
    • A. 

      Teacher

    • B. 

      Learner

    • C. 

      Experimenter

    • D. 

      Doctor

    • E. 

      Dog

  • 12. 
    The fundamental attribution error occurs when a person underestimates or does not consider ________________ attributes and focuses too much on ________________ attributes or personal factors.
    • A. 

      Situational; dispositional

    • B. 

      Dispositional; situational

    • C. 

      Unconscious; situational

    • D. 

      Situational; unconscious

    • E. 

      Unconscious; dispositional

  • 13. 
    According to Soloman Ache, in his experiment on conformity ____% of the subjects gave the wrong answer because the group unanimously also gave the wrong answer.
    • A. 

      76

    • B. 

      48

    • C. 

      32

    • D. 

      89

    • E. 

      2

  • 14. 
    When a person experiences guilt or discomfort because he or she realizes that he or she is not being truthful with their friends, then this person may be experiencing:
    • A. 

      Blaming the victim

    • B. 

      Self-serving bias

    • C. 

      Cognitive dissonance

    • D. 

      Constipation

    • E. 

      Normative social influence

  • 15. 
    In Stanley Milgram's experiment on the role of obedience, the ___________ was the subject who was being observed and did not know what the experiment was about or what was being studied.
    • A. 

      Learner

    • B. 

      Experimenter

    • C. 

      Dog

    • D. 

      Teacher

    • E. 

      Milgram

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