Social Psychology (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 4 - 7 of 47

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Question number: 4

» Social Psychology » Group and Intergroup Processes

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Studies of bystander intervention have found that

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

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

b.

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

c.

the greater the prestige of the emergency group, the greater the likelihood of intervention

d.

Studies of bystander intervention have found that

e.

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

Question number: 5

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

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One way to help oneself quit smoking is to spend time educating other people about the dangers of smoking. Because one action (smoking) is incongruent with the other action (telling others about dangers related to smoking), you will probably experience

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

humanization

b.

normative social influence.

c.

cognitive dissonance.

d.

the door-in-the-face technique.

e.

deindividuation.

Question number: 6

» Social Psychology » Group and Intergroup Processes

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Which of the following phenomena is minimized by group monitoring?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

Social loafing

b.

Groupthink

c.

Group polarization

d.

Ingroup/outgroup bias

e.

Social comparison

Question number: 7

» 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. Which of the following factors would NOT increase the likelihood that the speaker will convince the audience?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

The speaker confidently tells the audience it will be convinced.

b.

The speaker is perceived as an expert.

c.

The speaker uses anecdotal information.

d.

The speaker engages in a debate with an opponent.

e.

The speaker is similar to the audience.

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