Social Psychology-Attitudes and Behavior [GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology]: Questions 1 - 3 of 4

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Question 1

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. The change in Tom’s attitude, according to self-perception theory, would result from

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a.gain-loss theory
b.over justification
c.mere-exposure effect
d.inoculation
e.self-fulfilling prophecy

Question 2

Attitudes and Behavior
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Kenneth and Mamie Clark’s doll preference studies were used

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a.as evidence in Brown v. Board of Education
b.to demonstrate regression in adults
c.as evidence in the Kitty Genovese case
d.to elicit accounts of childhood sexual abuse
e.to demonstrate gender favoritism in the classroom

Question 3

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The first day of class, Corey is assigned to sit next to a man wearing athletic pants and a baseball cap with a sports logo. Being overweight, Corey assumes that his new classmate will treat him poorly, so he goes out of his way to ignore the other student. Corey’s negative evaluative reaction is referred to as

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a.cognitive dissonance.
b.lowballing.
c.aptitude
d.informational social influence.
e.an attitude.