Social Psychology (GRE Psychology): Questions 8 - 11 of 46

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Question number: 8

» Social Psychology » Theories, Applications and Issues

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Social comparison theory has been used as an argument against

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

deindividuation

b.

group polarization

c.

mainstreaming in schools

d.

single-sex schools

Question number: 9

» Social Psychology » Interpersonal Attraction and Close Relationships

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Which of the following factors has the greatest influence on interpersonal attraction?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Polarity

b.

Proximity

c.

Emotional balance

d.

Similarity of needs

Question number: 10

» Social Psychology » Conformity, Influence and Persuasion

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Which of the following exemplifies the illusion of control?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

A parent who believes that punishment is a deterrent

b.

A woman who practices superstitious behavior

c.

A teacher who believes she influences her students

d.

A boy who practices positive imagery to help calm his stage fright

Question number: 11

» Social Psychology » Conformity, Influence and Persuasion

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The brainiacs at the Optimum Computing Corporation have developed a superior notebook computer. The advertising department knows that the purchase of a notebook is a significant investment for the average computer buyer. Since their product is more expensive than their competitors’, they will have to convince their target audience that the technology is extraordinary enough to warrant the additional cost. Which of the following approaches would be MOST likely to achieve their goal?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

The central route to persuasion

b.

Lowballing

c.

The peripheral route to persuasion

d.

Foot-in-door technique

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