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Question number: 284

» Lifespan Development » Development Theories, Applications and Issues

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According to Piaget’s cognitive stages, an individual who has just learned that water poured from a tube into a bowl maintains the same volume must have recently entered which of the following stages?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Preoperational

b.

Formal operational

c.

Sensorimotor

d.

Concrete operational

Question number: 285

» Social Psychology » Evolutionary Psychology, Altruism and Aggression

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The Kitty Genovese case sparked research into

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

racial segregation

b.

the glass ceiling

c.

the bystander effect

d.

violence against women

Question number: 286

» Social Psychology » Social Psychology Theories, Applications and Issues

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A speaker is attempting to convince an audience of listeners that a particular theory of evolution is correct. The audience consists of 500 adult men and women. According to the sleeper effect, which of the following would be true?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Individuals in the audience who do not pay close attention will be convinced.

b.

Individuals who cannot make up their minds will follow the majority opinion.

c.

Individuals who previously had no opinion on the topic will be convinced.

d.

The message of a speaker with low credibility might be believed later.

Question number: 287

» Thinking » Representation (Categorization, Imagery, Schemas, Scripts)

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Andrea does not like to go to parties because she knows how people will conduct themselves. She has likely developed which of the following about parties?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

A script

b.

A heuristic

c.

A convergence

d.

A deduction

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