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

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Question number: 1

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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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Choice (4) Response

a.

over justification

b.

self-fulfilling prophecy

c.

mere-exposure effect

d.

inoculation

Question number: 2

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Kenneth and Mamie Clark’s doll preference studies were used

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Choice (4) Response

a.

as evidence in Brown v. Board of Education

b.

to demonstrate gender favoritism in the classroom

c.

to demonstrate regression in adults

d.

to elicit accounts of childhood sexual abuse

Question number: 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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Choice (4) Response

a.

lowballing.

b.

an attitude.

c.

cognitive dissonance.

d.

informational social influence.

Question number: 4

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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. According to Daryl Bem, Tom’s attitude about skiing

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Choice (4) Response

a.

will become more positive

b.

will be negative only on days when he is not paid to ski

c.

will become more negative

d.

will vacillate because of cognitive dissonance

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