Social Psychology-Group and Intergroup Processes (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 1 - 4 of 10

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Question number: 1

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A basic assumption underlying the definition of groupthink is that

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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 number: 2

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Studies of bystander intervention have found that

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

b.

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

c.

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

d.

Studies of bystander intervention have found that

e.

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

Question number: 3

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Which of the following phenomena is minimized by group monitoring?

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Social loafing

b.

Groupthink

c.

Group polarization

d.

Ingroup/outgroup bias

e.

Social comparison

Question number: 4

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Which of the following scenarios is the best example of the mere-exposure effect?

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Kristy initially thinks her new neighbor is attractive, but once she becomes better acquainted with him, she finds him less appealing.

b.

After tasting a soft drink for the first time, Frank immediately decides it is his favorite drink.

c.

Hal begins to like a certain sports car after seeing it frequently on the road, even though he did not like the car at first.

d.

After going away to college, Joy finds she is less and less interested in spending time with her old friends from high school.

e.

A year after beginning her exercise program, Georgina wants to expand her regimen.

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