Social Psychology (AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology): Questions 112 - 116 of 119

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Question number: 112

» Social Psychology » Attribution Process

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Attribution theory concerns our tendency to explain our behavior and that of others

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Choice (4) Response

a.

by external causes rather than internal causes.

b.

by inferring causes on the basis of internal or external factors.

c.

based on human factors.

d.

based on personality factors.

Question number: 113

» Social Psychology » Group Dynamics

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How individuals are affected by the presence of others is the focus of study in the field of

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a.

Social psychology.

b.

Sociobiology

c.

Experimental psychology.

d.

Sociology.

Question number: 114

» Social Psychology » Aggression or Antisocial Behavior

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The insanity defense dates back to the English courts, where it was originally held that to be responsible for an act, the defendant must

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a.

be able to recall the criminal act.

b.

understand the wrongfulness of the act.

c.

have acted on an irresistible impulse.

d.

understand reality of the act.

Question number: 115

» Social Psychology » Conformity, Compliance, Obedience

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Studies of conformity indicate that people are more apt to be influenced by others if they

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Choice (4) Response

a.

have low needs for certainty and structure.

b.

are in very small groups.

c.

are in temporary rather than established groups.

d.

are concerned about the approval of others.

Question number: 116

» Social Psychology » Interpersonal Perception

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The theory that happiness is the result of estimating that one’s life circumstances are more favorable than those of others is known as:

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a.

incongruity theory

b.

adaptation-level theory

c.

social-equality theory

d.

social-comparison theory

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