Social Psychology-Conformity, Influence and Persuasion (GRE Psychology): Questions 1 - 3 of 8

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Question number: 1

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Mary is anxious when she arrives for her first day in a new office. She mentally rehearses introducing herself, so when someone asks “Where are you from? ” Mary accidentally replies, “I’m Mary. ” Later that afternoon, Mary overhears someone say “The new girl doesn’t seem that smart. ” Because she knows she’s extremely smart, Mary isn’t upset, but she is embarrassed. Her coworker has

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Choice (4) Response

a.

used an internal locus of control.

b.

used as external locus of control

c.

experienced cognitive dissonance.

d.

made a fundamental attribution error.

Question number: 2

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Which of the following exemplifies the illusion of control?

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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: 3

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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?

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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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