Social Psychology-Group and Intergroup Processes [GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology]: Questions 4 - 5 of 10

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Question 4

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

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a.Kristy initially thinks her new neighbor is attractive, but once she becomes better acquainted with him, she finds him less appealing.
b.After going away to college, Joy finds she is less and less interested in spending time with her old friends from high school.
c.After tasting a soft drink for the first time, Frank immediately decides it is his favorite drink.
d.A year after beginning her exercise program, Georgina wants to expand her regimen.
e.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.

Question 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

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a.groupthink.
b.social facilitation.
c.social loafing.
d.equal status contact.
e.group polarization.