Social Psychology-Group and Intergroup Processes (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 5 - 7 of 10

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Question number: 5

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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

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

group polarization.

b.

equal status contact.

c.

social loafing.

d.

social facilitation.

e.

groupthink.

Question number: 6

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Group polarization is the tendency

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

for a group to break into two opposing sides

b.

for a group to become deadlocked during decision making

c.

for a group to feel strongly about the dominant viewpoint

d.

for a group to identify a common enemy

e.

for an ingroup to identify an outgroup

Question number: 7

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Which of the following is a result of diffusion of responsibility?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Shyness of individuals in a large group

b.

Cooperation in a group task

c.

Two-person theory of psychotherapy

d.

Tendency for individuals in a large group not to help others

e.

Blaming the group for individual failures

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