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Question number: 1

» Social Psychology » Theories, Applications and Issues

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In many jury trials, defense lawyers use the strategy of blaming the victim, so that the accused perpetrator might be set free. People’s tendency to go along with victim blaming can be explained by

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

oversimplification

b.

the illusion of control

c.

the just world bias

d.

the illusory correlation

Question number: 2

» Social Psychology » Conformity, Influence and Persuasion

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Mary is anxious when she arrives for her first day in a new office. She mentally rehearses introducing herself, so when someone asks “Where are you from? ” Mary accidentally replies, “I’m Mary. ” Later that afternoon, Mary overhears someone say “The new girl doesn’t seem that smart. ” Because she knows she’s extremely smart, Mary isn’t upset, but she is embarrassed. Her coworker has

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

used an internal locus of control.

b.

used as external locus of control

c.

experienced cognitive dissonance.

d.

made a fundamental attribution error.

Question number: 3

» Social Psychology » Group and Intergroup Processes

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Studies of bystander intervention have found that

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Studies of bystander intervention have found that

b.

the more authoritarian the experimenter, the less the likelihood of intervention

c.

the larger the number of people in the emergency group, the greater the likelihood of intervention

d.

the greater the amount of electric shock applied, the greater the likelihood of intervention

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