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Question number: 1

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In many jury trials, defense lawyers use the strategy of blaming the victim, so that the accused perpetrator might be set free. People’s tendency to go along with victim blaming can be explained by

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

oversimplification

b.

the illusion of control

c.

the just world bias

d.

the illusory correlation

Question number: 2

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A speaker is attempting to convince an audience of listeners that a particular theory of evolution is correct. The audience consists of 500 adult men and women. Which of the following factors would NOT increase the likelihood that the speaker will convince the audience?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

The speaker is perceived as an expert.

b.

The speaker uses anecdotal information.

c.

The speaker confidently tells the audience it will be convinced.

d.

The speaker engages in a debate with an opponent.

Question number: 3

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Social comparison theory has been used as an argument against

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

deindividuation

b.

group polarization

c.

mainstreaming in schools

d.

single-sex schools

Question number: 4

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Henry Lands Berger discovered that

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

people spend a larger percentage of sleep in REM after they have been deprived of it (Rebound effect)

b.

that people remember uncompleted (Zeigarnik effect)

c.

a single point of light will appear to move in the darkness (Autokinetic effect)

d.

people behave differently when observed (Hawthorne effect)

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