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Question number: 355

» Social Psychology » Attitudes and Behavior

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Tom’s favorite hobby has always been skiing. Recently, Tom took a job in which he is paid a large sum of money to patrol the ski slopes daily. According to Daryl Bem, Tom’s attitude about skiing

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

will become more positive

b.

will be negative only on days when he is not paid to ski

c.

will become more negative

d.

will vacillate because of cognitive dissonance

Question number: 356

» Sensation and Perception » Vision

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Hermann von Helmholtz is, in part, famous for his theory of

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Choice (4) Response

a.

color vision

b.

lateral inhibition

c.

sensory transduction

d.

color blindness

Question number: 357

» Social Psychology » Social Perception, Cognition, Attribution, Beliefs

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The fundamental attribution error is the tendency to

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Choice (4) Response

a.

personify inanimate objects

b.

project personal motivations onto the behaviors of others

c.

attribute one’s own mistakes to disposition

d.

attribute the behaviors of others to disposition

Question number: 358

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Causes and Development of Disorders

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Margie has a long-standing pattern of unstable and intense relationships and mood. She has a history of trauma and is sometimes inappropriately seductive. She abuses drugs, has threatened suicide several times, and cuts her arms with a razor blade when she feels particularly bad. She desperately tries to keep others from abandoning her, partly because she has a very unstable sense of self. If she has a personality disorder, it is MOST likely that she has

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

borderline personality disorder.

b.

cynosure cluster.

c.

antisocial personality disorder.

d.

psychosis

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