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Question number: 148

» Social Psychology » Social Comparison, Self

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Members of some hate groups cover their faces and sometimes their entire bodies while they mistreat their targeted group. This can also happen if the hate group is extremely large or a “mob mentality” forms. In these situations, people find it easier to participate in crimes they would not normally commit due to

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

the self-fulfilling prophecy.

b.

lowballing.

c.

deindividuation.

d.

equal status contact.

Question number: 149

» Lifespan Development » Physical and Motor

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Mary’s dermatologist has recommended a drug called Accune for her acne. Accutane has potentially serious detrimental effects on a fetus, so Mary is required to have a pregnancy test both before she begins treatment and every month that she takes the medication. In this situation, Accune would act as a/an ________ on an unborn child.

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

methagen

b.

cephalocaudal

c.

teratogen

d.

androgen

Question number: 150

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Hormonal Factors

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The hormone involved in circadian rhythms is

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

serotonin

b.

melatonin

c.

progesterone

d.

testosterone

Question number: 151

» Sensation and Perception » Vision

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Which of the following sensory system components is said to “accommodate? ”

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Lens

b.

Basilar membrane

c.

Retina

d.

Tympanic membrane

Question number: 152

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Theories, Applications and Issues

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In research on attachment, Harlow placed infant rhesus monkeys with “surrogate mothers. ” In this famous experiment, a stimulus that induced fear in the infant would cause the infant to run to

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

the surrogate with the bottle

b.

the adult female who most resembled its biological mother

c.

the surrogate covered with terrycloth

d.

the closets object behind which it could hide

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