Social Psychology (GRE Psychology): Questions 26 - 29 of 46

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Question number: 26

» Social Psychology » Group and Intergroup Processes

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Group polarization is the tendency

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Choice (4) Response
a.

for a group to become deadlocked during decision making

b.

for an ingroup to identify an outgroup

c.

for a group to feel strongly about the dominant viewpoint

d.

for a group to break into two opposing sides

Question number: 27

» Social Psychology » Conformity, Influence and Persuasion

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As Ben leaves his grocery store, a woman at a table near the door asks him to donate $20 to a cause that Ben has heard of but in which he has no personal investment. Ben politely declines; $20 feels like a lot of money to give to a charity that has no particular meaning for him. The woman asks if he’d be willing to give only $2, and Ben pulls some change out of his pocket and drops two coins in the box. The solicitor used the

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Choice (4) Response
a.

lowballing technique.

b.

door-in-the-face technique.

c.

foot-in-the-door technique.

d.

equal status contact.

Question number: 28

» Social Psychology » Evolutionary Psychology, Altruism and Aggression

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The Kitty Genovese case sparked research into

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Choice (4) Response
a.

racial segregation

b.

the glass ceiling

c.

the bystander effect

d.

violence against women

Question number: 29

» 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. According to the sleeper effect, which of the following would be true?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Individuals in the audience who do not pay close attention will be convinced.

b.

Individuals who cannot make up their minds will follow the majority opinion.

c.

Individuals who previously had no opinion on the topic will be convinced.

d.

The message of a speaker with low credibility might be believed later.

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