Social Psychology Quiz #2

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  • 1. 
    Contemporary U.S. culture is characterized by a “marriage” story that compels people to:
    • A. 

      Get married

    • B. 

      Explain why they are not married

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      Neither a or b

  • 2. 
    1.     When people are motivated either to go along with a cultural practice or to provide a “reasonable” explanation for their deviation, the practice can be said to be:
    • A. 

      Incorrigible

    • B. 

      Compulsory

    • C. 

      Habitual

    • D. 

      Sensible

  • 3. 
    1.     White privilege produces an institutionalized entitlement of normalcy which is the background against which:
    • A. 

      Differences require justification

    • B. 

      Differences obtain social attention

    • C. 

      Whiteness seems unquestionable

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    1.     The basic, “what everyone knows” knowledge about reality is called:
    • A. 

      Habitual culture

    • B. 

      Situational story

    • C. 

      Common sense

    • D. 

      Obvious elaborations

  • 5. 
    1.     Rather than challenge our beliefs about reality, contradictory information is generally resolved through the use of:
    • A. 

      Secondary elaborations

    • B. 

      Situational identities

    • C. 

      Impression management

    • D. 

      Incorrigible propositions

  • 6. 
    1.     Beliefs and explanations which may seem preposterous to cultural outsiders to be quite ordinary and plausible to insiders due to shared:
    • A. 

      Reflexivity

    • B. 

      Coherency

    • C. 

      Fragility

    • D. 

      Breaching

  • 7. 
    1.     Breaching experiments producing situational confusion reveal that social order is based on:
    • A. 

      Cooperative ignorance

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Trust

    • D. 

      Deception

  • 8. 
    1.     Well-established cultural meanings-in-practice that have widely recognized plausibility are known as:
    • A. 

      Incorrigible propostitions

    • B. 

      Situated identities

    • C. 

      Cultural institutions

    • D. 

      Habitual routines

  • 9. 
    An example of a cultural institution is:
    • A. 

      The division between an ethic of care and an ethic of business

    • B. 

      Fashion trends

    • C. 

      The two-party political systerm

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 10. 
    1.     Social power depends on the compliance of those who are ruled.  Compliance is accomplished through the performance of:
    • A. 

      Legitimacy rituals

    • B. 

      Situated identities

    • C. 

      Habituated routines

    • D. 

      Permeable realities

  • 11. 
      1.     Legitimacy rituals perform the meanings of social power by producing the experiences of cooperative inequality. The reading in the O’Brien text illustrated this regarding:
    • A. 

      Parental discipline

    • B. 

      Social retreat in old age

    • C. 

      Perpetuation of gender equality in employment

    • D. 

      Home pages

  • 12. 
    Ideological work is:
    • A. 

      How social arrangements produce the sort of self willing and able to participate in normal everyday life

    • B. 

      Selective filtering of news

    • C. 

      How the use of force is justified

    • D. 

      A web of deceit promoted by the cultural elite

  • 13. 
    Ideologies maintain existing social hierarchies by:
    • A. 

      The ‘strong ties’ between persons – significant others- reference groups

    • B. 

      Gradually forcing people to conform

    • C. 

      The "weak ties" of social punishment

    • D. 

      Financial and other incentives

  • 14. 
    1.     Describing self as an ‘in-between’ process means that:
    • A. 

      Self is in the middle of significant others

    • B. 

      Self is continuosly developed as proxesses between i and me and we

    • C. 

      Self is a moderation of expectations of others and personal preferences

    • D. 

      Self balances aspirations and disappointments

  • 15. 
    Easy participation in ordanary life is premised on ___________ and is an element of __________.
    • A. 

      Finding oneself/ personal development

    • B. 

      Learning behavioral rouitines/ experience

    • C. 

      The fit between appearance to others and being oneself/ naturalization of power

    • D. 

      Proving oneself/ social competition

  • 16. 
    The privledge of 'whiteness' is the presumptive unity of:
    • A. 

      The dominany group

    • B. 

      I me and we

    • C. 

      Social advantages

    • D. 

      Significant others

  • 17. 
    To claim that reality is a social construction is to emphasize
    • A. 

      That reality is coherent

    • B. 

      That reality is changeable

    • C. 

      That reality is permeable

    • D. 

      That reality is reflexive

  • 18. 
    1.     Dan is diagnosed as clinically depressed and feels that other people do not want to interact with him. The more he demands that others interact with him, the more they pull away. The result is that Dan becomes increasingly isolated and depressed. This sequence of events reflects:
    • A. 

      A self fulfilling prophecy

    • B. 

      The fragility of reality

    • C. 

      Secondary elaborations of belief

    • D. 

      An overdramatization of the ideal

  • 19. 
    1.     What do Mehan and Wood (Five Features of Reality) mean when they say that “all people are equally superstitious”?
    • A. 

      Both the Azande and Westerners’ commonsense understandings of the world are based on shared cultural conventions.

    • B. 

      Both the Azande and Westerners have a similar belief in oracles.

    • C. 

      Both the Azande and Westerners view scientific explanations with suspicion.

    • D. 

      Both the Azande and Westerners give superstitious answers to questions about the future.

  • 20. 
    The examples given by Mehan and Wood about the feature of reality suggest that:
    • A. 

      It is possible to enter other peoples reality

    • B. 

      Once a mental patient is labeled, that label stays with him or her forever

    • C. 

      Artists can easily exit different realities

    • D. 

      Culture makes it impossible to shift from one reality to another

  • 21. 
    An incorrigible proposition uses contradictions of the proposition to
    • A. 

      Reconsider the premises concering alternate meanings

    • B. 

      Resist the authorities supporting reality

    • C. 

      Reaffirm the credibility of the proposition

    • D. 

      Change believed in reality

  • 22. 
    1.     The general idea that there are mostly good people and a few bad people is an incorrigible or self-sustaining proposition, illustrating the Western assumption of:
    • A. 

      Object constancy

    • B. 

      Parental failure

    • C. 

      Biological explanation

    • D. 

      Psycho-social dynamics

  • 23. 
    1. Personal Responsibility. Poor health stems from individuals making unhealthy choices. We can encourage people to exercise and eat right, but it’s up to them. 2. Unfortunate but not unjust. Hierarchies are everywhere. Life isn’t fair, and differences in group health, like wealth disparities, will always be with us. 3. Nothing can be done. If health inequities do in fact arise from structural inequities in the rest of society, then what can be done short of a revolution?   23.  The film ‘Unnatural Causes’ argues that these (above) positions are:
    • A. 

      A. generally true but change is possible through health-care reform

    • B. 

      B. generally false as cross-cultural comparisons demonstrate contrary facts.

    • C. 

      C. due to inequalities regarding health services

    • D. 

      D. contradicted by poor people in good health

  • 24. 
    The social gradient indicates that the strongest predicator of health is
    • A. 

      Consistency of exercise

    • B. 

      Social class position

    • C. 

      Nutritional choice

    • D. 

      Quality of health services

  • 25. 
     Belief in the three points above is an example of a self-fulfilling prophecy because
    • A. 

      It encourages healthy life-styles

    • B. 

      It encourages investments in health-care reform

    • C. 

      It discourages collective social change

    • D. 

      It discourages medical innovations