Social Psychology-Group and Intergroup Processes [GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology]: Questions 1 - 3 of 10

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Question 1

Group and Intergroup Processes

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A basic assumption underlying the definition of groupthink is that

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

more reasonable decisions are made by groups than by individuals

b.

group members desire peace and harmony within the group

c.

group members are primarily interested in their own advancement within the group

d.

decisions made by groups of people tend to be more extreme than those made by individuals

e.

leadership positions within a group should be rotated among all members

Question 2

Group and Intergroup Processes

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Studies of bystander intervention have found that

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Choice (5)Response

a.

smaller the bystander group, the greater the likelihood of intervention

b.

the greater the prestige of the emergency group, the greater the likelihood of intervention

c.

the greater the amount of electric shock applied, the greater the likelihood of intervention

d.

the larger the number of people in the emergency group, the greater the likelihood of intervention

e.

the more authoritarian the experimenter, the less the likelihood of intervention

Question 3

Group and Intergroup Processes

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Which of the following phenomena is minimized by group monitoring?

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Choice (5)Response

a.

Groupthink

b.

Social comparison

c.

Social loafing

d.

Group polarization

e.

Ingroup/outgroup bias