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Question 1

Attitude Change and Persuasion
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Which statements about brain washing is false?

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Choice (4)Response
a.The first step is unfreezing former values and beliefs
b.Attitude changes brought about by brainwashing are usually permanent
c.The target person is isolated from others
d.Cooperation with the indoctrinating agent is rewarded

Question 2

Attitude Change and Persuasion
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Brainwashing differs from other persuasive attempts in that brain washing requires a ________.

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Choice (4)Response
a.Captive audience
b.Humiliation
c.Physical and Psychological abuse
d.Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

Question 3

Attitude Change and Persuasion
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________ can often be changed through the presentation of persuasive communications. They can also be altered by inducing individuals to engage in attitude discrepant behavior.

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Choice (4)Response
a.Attitudes
b.Belief
c.Emotion
d.Action

Question 4

Attitude Change and Persuasion
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Assertion-Reason▾

Assertion (Ꭺ)

Recent research on attitude change shows that both men and women are equally susceptible to persuasion in matters that are less familiar to them.

Reason (Ꭱ)

People generate more counterarguments to a message with which they are more familiar.

Choices

Choice (4)Response
a.Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true and Ꭱ is the correct explanation of Ꭺ
b.Ꭺ is false but Ꭱ is true
c.Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are false
d.Ꭺ is true but Ꭱ is false