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Question 11

Theories of Intergroup Relations and Conflicts
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Assertion (Ꭺ)

Social psychology deals with human experiences and the behavior of human beings in social contexts.

Reason (Ꭱ)

The discipline also aims at improving inter-group harmony and also reducing the chance for inter-group conflicts.

Choices

Choice (4)Response
a.Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true but Ꭱ is NOT the correct explanation of Ꭺ
b.Ꭺ is false but Ꭱ is true
c.Ꭺ is true but Ꭱ is false
d.Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are false

Question 12

Theories of Intergroup Relations and Conflicts
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Assertion (Ꭺ)

Realistic conflict theory explains how intergroup hostility can arise as a result of conflicting goals and competition over limited resources

Reason (Ꭱ)

It also offers an explanation for the feelings of prejudice and discrimination toward the out-group that accompany the intergroup hostility.

Choices

Choice (4)Response
a.Ꭺ is true but Ꭱ is false
b.Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are false
c.Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true but Ꭱ is NOT the correct explanation of Ꭺ
d.Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true and Ꭱ is the correct explanation of Ꭺ

Question 13

Theories of Intergroup Relations and Conflicts
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Assertion (Ꭺ)

According to balance theory, balance exists when all the three elements fit together harmoniously.

Reason (Ꭱ)

If there is no balance between the elements there arise the stressful situations.

Choices

Choice (4)Response
a.Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true but Ꭱ is NOT the correct explanation of Ꭺ
b.Ꭺ is false but Ꭱ is true
c.Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true and Ꭱ is the correct explanation of Ꭺ
d.Ꭺ is true but Ꭱ is false