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Question number: 1

» Social Psychology » 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 (5) Response

a.

the just world bias

b.

the representativeness heuristic

c.

the illusion of control

d.

oversimplification

e.

the illusory correlation

Question number: 2

» Social Psychology » Group and Intergroup Processes

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A basic assumption underlying the definition of groupthink is that

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Choice (5) Response

a.

more reasonable decisions are made by groups than by individuals

b.

group members desire peace and harmony within the group

c.

group members are primarily interested in their own advancement within the group

d.

decisions made by groups of people tend to be more extreme than those made by individuals

e.

leadership positions within a group should be rotated among all members

Question number: 3

» 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 (5) Response

a.

used as external locus of control

b.

used the peripheral route of persuasion.

c.

experienced cognitive dissonance.

d.

used an internal locus of control.

e.

made a fundamental attribution error.

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