Social Psychology (GRE Psychology): Questions 38 - 42 of 46

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Question number: 38

» Social Psychology » Emotion, Affect and Motivation

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Abraham Maslow is well known as

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a.

the creator of cognitive-behavioral therapy

b.

a forerunner of the humanistic movement in psychology

c.

the creator of client-centered therapy

d.

the creator of the archetype concept

Question number: 39

» Social Psychology » Group and Intergroup Processes

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Wearing uniforms has been found to promote

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mental creativity

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authotarianism

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depressive affect

d.

deindividuation

Question number: 40

» 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

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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: 41

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

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The fundamental attribution error is the tendency to

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personify inanimate objects

b.

project personal motivations onto the behaviors of others

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attribute one’s own mistakes to disposition

d.

attribute the behaviors of others to disposition

Question number: 42

» Social Psychology » Social Comparison, Self

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Mary attended a high school that encouraged and emphasized creativity and the arts until her junior year. When her mother’s employer transfers her to another state, Mary and her father must also move. Since there isn’t special arts focus in the new city, Mary is enrolled in the public high school. On her first day she dresses with an eclectic, funky style as always that is uniquely hers. Others who appear to Mary to be dressed in boringly similar styles, stare and laugh at her appearance, and by the end of the day Mary is uncomfortable. If she conforms to be accepted by her new schoolmates, Mary will have succumbed to

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a self-serving bias.

b.

the fundamental attribution error.

c.

deindividuation.

d.

normative social influence.

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