Social Psychology (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 8 - 12 of 47

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Question number: 8

» Social Psychology » Emotion, Affect and Motivation

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The over justification effect has led some psychologists to question the value of

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

framing

b.

locus of control theory

c.

intrinsic motivation

d.

set point theory

e.

extrinsic motivation

Question number: 9

» Social Psychology » Social Psychology Theories, Applications and Issues

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Social comparison theory has been used as an argument against

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Choice (5) Response

a.

mainstreaming in schools

b.

group polarization

c.

single-sex schools

d.

deindividuation

e.

segregation

Question number: 10

» Social Psychology » Interpersonal Attraction and Close Relationships

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

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Choice (5) Response

a.

Emotional balance

b.

Proximity

c.

Similarity of background

d.

Similarity of needs

e.

Polarity

Question number: 11

» Social Psychology » Conformity, Influence and Persuasion

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Which of the following exemplifies the illusion of control?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

A parent who believes that punishment is a deterrent

b.

A teacher who believes she influences her students

c.

A woman who practices superstitious behavior

d.

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

e.

A girl who ties a string around her finger to remember to do something

Question number: 12

» 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 (5) Response

a.

The peripheral route to persuasion

b.

The door-in-the-face technique

c.

Lowballing

d.

Foot-in-door technique

e.

The central route to persuasion

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