Social Psychology-Attitudes & Attitude Change (AP Psychology): Questions 1 - 6 of 12

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Question number: 1

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Negative attitudes that are tinged with fear, hatred, or suspicion is a definition of

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Choice (4) Response

a.

stereotype.

b.

displaced aggression.

c.

prejudice.

d.

discrimination.

Question number: 2

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Karen smokes two packs of cigarettes a day. However, she is aware that smoking is harmful to her health; therefore, she holds two conflicting or dissonant thoughts. If Karen were to reduce her cognitive dissonance by changing her attitude, she might say to herself,

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

“Smoking really isn’t that dangerous. ”

b.

“Smoking is a habit that I have little control over. ”

c.

“I think that I’ll try to give up smoking. ”

d.

“Smoking really is dangerous. “

Question number: 3

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A learned disposition to respond to people, objects, or institutions in a positive or negative way defines

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Choice (4) Response

a.

cognitive dissonance.

b.

attitudes.

c.

prejudice.

d.

socialization.

Question number: 4

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Cognitive dissonance theory is based on the human need for

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Choice (4) Response

a.

cognitive dissonance.

b.

consistency.

c.

gain-loss.

d.

inconsistency.

Question number: 5

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When you have “clashing thoughts, ” you are experiencing

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Choice (4) Response

a.

obedience pressure.

b.

open-ended role conflict.

c.

closed-ended role conflict.

d.

cognitive dissonance.

Question number: 6

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After Mrs. Keech’s doomsday predictions failed, her followers suddenly became interested in convincing others they were right. This turn of events is predicted by ________ theory.

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Choice (4) Response

a.

groupthink

b.

cognitive dissonance

c.

gain-loss

d.

balance

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