Social Psychology Trivia Questions & Answers

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Social Psychology Trivia Questions & Answers

Social Psychology


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  • 1. 
    You would probably be least likely to commit the fundemental attribution error in explaining why:
    • A. 

      You failed a college test

    • B. 

      A fellow classmate was late for class

    • C. 

      Your professor gave a boring lecture

    • D. 

      The college administration decided to raise next year's tuition cost

  • 2. 
    A life insurance salesperson who takes advantage of the foot in the door phenomenon would be most likely to:
    • A. 

      Emphasize that his company is one of the largest inthe insurance industry

    • B. 

      Promise a free gift to those who agree to purchase any insruance policy

    • C. 

      Ask customers to respond to a brief survey on thier life insurance needs and attitudes

    • D. 

      Meet potential customers by paying them an unexpected visit at thier homes.

  • 3. 
    Which theory assumes that we adopt certain attitudes in order to justify our past actions?
    • A. 

      Social exchange theory

    • B. 

      Cognitive dissonace theory

    • C. 

      Scapegoat theory

    • D. 

      Attribution theory

    • E. 

      Equity theory

  • 4. 
    Clusters of teenage suicides that occasionally occur in some communities may be the result of:
    • A. 

      Suggestibility

    • B. 

      The bystander effect

    • C. 

      Groupthink

    • D. 

      Deindividuation

    • E. 

      Social facilitation

  • 5. 
    In Milgram's obedience experiements, "teachers" were least lekely to deliver the highest levels of shock when:
    • A. 

      The experiment was conducted at a pretigious instiution such as Yale University

    • B. 

      The experimenter became too pushy and told hesitant subjects "you have no choice, you must go on"

    • C. 

      The "teachers" observed other subjects refuse to obey the experiement's orders

    • D. 

      The "learner" said he had a heart condition

  • 6. 
    On which of the following tasks would the presence of observers be least likely to lead to better and faster performance?
    • A. 

      Raking leaves

    • B. 

      Washing dishes

    • C. 

      Bicycle racing

    • D. 

      Reciting the alphabet

    • E. 

      Solving a crossword puzzle

  • 7. 
    Class members are asked to work cooperatively in groups on major course papers.  every member of a group is to receive exactly the same grade based on the quality of the group's paper.  This situation is most likely to lead to:
    • A. 

      Social loafing

    • B. 

      Social facilitation

    • C. 

      Deindividuation

    • D. 

      The bystander effect

    • E. 

      The fundamental attribution error

  • 8. 
    Cross-cultural research on gender relations indicates that:
    • A. 

      The majority of the world's children without basic schooling are boys

    • B. 

      In most countries men and women share eqally in the duties of child rearing

    • C. 

      People perveive their fathers as more intelligent than their mothers despite gender equality in intelligence scores.

    • D. 

      There is little evidence that females are more likely to be aborted than males

  • 9. 
    The just world phenomenon often leads people to:
    • A. 

      Dislike and distrust thouse who are wealthy

    • B. 

      Believe that victims of misfortune deserve to suffer

    • C. 

      Express higher levels of prejudice after suffering frustration

    • D. 

      Respond with kindness to those who mistreat them.

  • 10. 
    Who argued that human aggression is instinctive?
    • A. 

      Stanley Milgram

    • B. 

      Fritz Heider

    • C. 

      Sigmund Freud

    • D. 

      Albert Bandura

    • E. 

      B.F. Skinner

  • 11. 
    Our first impressions of those we meet are most likely to be determined by their:
    • A. 

      Attitudes

    • B. 

      Intelligence

    • C. 

      Physical appearance

    • D. 

      Superordinate goals

  • 12. 
    The presence of many bystanders at the scene of an emergency increases the likelihood that any individual bystander will:
    • A. 

      Notice the emergency

    • B. 

      Report the emergeny to the police

    • C. 

      Fail to inerpret the incident as an emergency

    • D. 

      Assume responsibility for personally intervening in the emergency