Social Psychology-Interpersonal Perception (AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology): Questions 1 - 5 of 19

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Question number: 1

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The ________ of humor, by Thomas Hobbes, suggests we feel amused when humor makes us feel superior to other people.

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

adaptation-level theory

b.

social-comparison theory

c.

disparagement theory

d.

congruity theory

e.

incongruity theory

Question number: 2

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Physical proximity increases attraction because it

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

establishes common norms.

b.

increases frequency of contact.

c.

enhances social comparisons.

d.

reduces development of incompatible roles.

e.

decreases frequency of contact.

Question number: 3

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The theory known as ________ holds that one’s current happiness depends in part on comparing present circumstances to past circumstances.

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

social-comparison theory

b.

adaptation-level theory

c.

congruity theory

d.

incongruity theory

e.

disparagement theory

Question number: 4

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The fact that physically attractive people also tend to be rated more highly on traits such as intelligence and honesty is an example of

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

social comparisons.

b.

role modeling.

c.

groupthink.

d.

the halo effect.

e.

social magnetism.

Question number: 5

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Desensitization is

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

an increase in emotional sympathy.

b.

the imitation of an undesired response.

c.

the removal of an inhibition.

d.

increased emotional sensitivity.

e.

reduction of emotional sensitivity.

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