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Social Psychology // AP Psychology

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  1. Of the following, which would be a good example of a self-service bias?
  2. In Stanley Milgram's obedience experiments, subjects were LEAST likely to deliver maximum levels of shock when the
  3. Which of the following was true of Solomon Asch's experiments on conformity?
  4. __________ is best known for his research on conformity.
  5. According to the theory of cognitive dissonance, attitudes are changed because
  6. An example of a superordinate goal is
  7. Subjects in Milgram's experiment who gave large shocks rationalized that they were NOT personally responsible for their actions. This raises questions about our willingness to commit inhumane acts as a result of
  8. The real danger of "groupthink" is that it
  9. When you have "clashing thoughts" that cause you to experience discomfort you are experiencing
  10. A smoker illustrates the process of _________ when he claims that the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is not very convincing.
  11. The process of cognitive dissonance motivates people to try and match their _________ and __________
  12. Mary is a superb golfer, she has hired the best and most expensive coach around, when she wins a big tournament she is likely to credit her own talent. When she loses however she is likely to blame her coach for not doing enough to help her. This explanatory style demonstrates the
  13. The controversial aspect of Milgrams research was related to
  14. A decrease in performance because of being in a group is
  15. According to Sternberg, the category of love known as________ has much passion and intimacy, but little commitment.
  16. Solomon Asch is best known for his studies involving
  17. To reduce cognitive dissonance, people must
  18. The tendency to emphasize internal causes and ignore external pressures when describing others behavior is known as
  19. When individuals opinion become more extreme after discussing the issue with a group it is considered
  20. When you talk to your parents about extending your curfew beyond 12:00 you both become irrate and wind up at an even more extreme position towards one another, this is an example of
  21. Obedience to an authority figure in a Milgram study was most likely when
  22. Tad gets an A in his psychology finals. When he tells his mother, she praises him for his brilliance Tad�s mother has committed which error?
  23. A landlord�s ACTIONS of refusing to rent an apartment to a homosexual is a clear example of:
  24. Milgram led his subjects to believe that his obedience study was designed to measure
  25. At the homecoming assembly at school, you take part in harassing the other grades in your school with your group of classmates an activity that you would not be likely to engage in by yourself. Which of the following best explains your behavior?
  26. BEFORE the Obedience experiment was conducted Milgram believed that
  27. Ralph is aware that smoking is harmful to his health, but he continues to smoke. According to cognitive dissonance theory, it is most likely that Ralph will
  28. The just-world hypothesis would best explain which of the following phenomena?
  29. Jim is better at computer games when his friends are watching than when he plays alone. Researchers would explain Jim's behavior using which of the following theories?
  30. Which is a definition of discrimination that most directly applies to social psychology?
  31. A club president discovers that contributions of club members drop when the total contribution of all members is published rather than the contributions of individuals. This drop can be explained by the phenomenon of
  32. According to the theory of fundamental attribution error, when explaining the failures of others we usually underestimate the significance of
  33. Social facilitation theory focuses on situations in which the presence of others causes an individual's performance to:
  34. People experience the greatest cognitive dissonance when:
  35. The reason people tend to have an attitude of hatred towards people they are discriminating against is most clearly explained by: