Social Psychology-Group and Intergroup Processes (GRE Psychology): Questions 1 - 4 of 9

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Question number: 1

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Studies of bystander intervention have found that

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Studies of bystander intervention have found that

b.

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

c.

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

d.

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

Question number: 2

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Which of the following phenomena is minimized by group monitoring?

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a.

Groupthink

b.

Social comparison

c.

Social loafing

d.

Ingroup/outgroup bias

Question number: 3

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

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a.

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

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.

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

Question number: 4

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Enron Corporation bankruptcy in 2001 was the largest collapse & corporate failure in history, and is linked to corporate fraud. Enron’s board of directors failed to monitor, question, or analyze Enron’s management and business practices, and billions of dollars’ worth of unscrupulous activities were conducted to make Enron look more financially stable than it was. Though the board had access to evidence that something was wrong with Enron’s business practices, a culture had developed in which conformity was encouraged and diverse views were not acceptable. In other words, Enron fell prey to

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Choice (4) Response
a.

equal status contact.

b.

social loafing.

c.

social facilitation.

d.

groupthink.

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