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

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Question 1

Interpersonal Perception

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MCQ▾

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

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

disparagement theory

b.

congruity theory

c.

incongruity theory

d.

adaptation-level theory

e.

social-comparison theory

Question 2

Interpersonal Perception

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MCQ▾

Physical proximity increases attraction because it

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

decreases frequency of contact.

b.

increases frequency of contact.

c.

establishes common norms.

d.

reduces development of incompatible roles.

e.

enhances social comparisons.

Question 3

Interpersonal Perception

Question

MCQ▾

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.

congruity theory

b.

incongruity theory

c.

adaptation-level theory

d.

social-comparison theory

e.

disparagement theory

Question 4

Interpersonal Perception

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MCQ▾

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 magnetism.

b.

groupthink.

c.

role modeling.

d.

social comparisons.

e.

the halo effect.

Question 5

Interpersonal Perception

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MCQ▾

Desensitization is

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

the removal of an inhibition.

b.

reduction of emotional sensitivity.

c.

an increase in emotional sympathy.

d.

increased emotional sensitivity.

e.

the imitation of an undesired response.

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