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Question number: 286

» Social Psychology » Evolutionary Psychology, Altruism and Aggression

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The Kitty Genovese case sparked research into

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

the glass ceiling

b.

the bystander effect

c.

vicarious behavior

d.

racial segregation

e.

violence against women

Question number: 287

» Measurement and Methodology » Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity

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When you interpret the results of your experiment, you should always ________.

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Choice (5) Response

a.

Be open to other potential explanations for your findings.

b.

Recheck your statistical computations to make sure they are correct.

c.

Perform both one-tailed and two-tailed statistical tests.

d.

Replicate the results first.

e.

Generalize as broadly as possible.

Question number: 288

» 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?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

The message will seem less convincing with the passage of time.

b.

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

c.

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

d.

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

e.

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

Question number: 289

» 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 (5) Response

a.

A script

b.

A heuristic

c.

A prototype

d.

A deduction

e.

A convergence

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