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Social Psychology // AP Psychology

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  1. Some difficult cuts needed to be made in the school board budget and everyone on the board knew that there had to be consensus and cooperation. Even though many members disagreed with certain proposals, each one met with unanimous support or defeat. To preserve cooperation, no one offered conflicting viewpoints. Which of the following concepts is best described by this example?
  2. Ethnocentrism is the belief that
  3. Of the following, which would be a good example of a self-service bias?
  4. When most people see a stranger that is sexually attractive, they often overestimate that person's:
  5. ________ is to an unjustified mental attitude as _________ is to unjustified negative behavior
  6. Donald believes himself to be a patriotic citizen, but he also does not believe in attacking countries that are technologically no match for the United States. If the United States were to go to war and Donald was to be drafted, dissonance theory would state that
  7. The more people present at a scene, the less likely it is that anyone will help a person in need. This phenomenon is a manifestation of
  8. Which of the following regularities in behavior can most likely be accounted for by the existence of group norms?
  9. Which of the following was true of Solomon Asch's experiments on conformity?
  10. During the Stanford Prison study,
  11. 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
  12. Sharing your own private thoughts and feelings is called
  13. Milgram was studying _________ in his famous studies.
  14. If a person a saved up all of their money for the past three years and then bought a car, they may be reluctant to think that it was a mistake because of:
  15. It is now assumed that none of the 38 bystanders did anything to help Kitty genovese when she was being attacked was because
  16. A smoker illustrates the process of _________ when he claims that the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is not very convincing.
  17. You are working on a group project in class with four other people, it turns out that yourself and one other are the only ones doing any work. What best explains why the other two members of your group are not working?
  18. A person who labels another another driver as an �idiot� after that driver cut them off during rush hour would be said to show
  19. A key implication of Stanley Milgram�s research is that
  20. A decrease in performance because of being in a group is
  21. Discrimination relates to _________ while prejudice relates to _________.
  22. People are least likely to conform when
  23. When there is a large group of bystanders, individuals are likely to experience
  24. 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?
  25. Milgram led his subjects to believe that his obedience study was designed to measure
  26. 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?
  27. BEFORE the Obedience experiment was conducted Milgram believed that
  28. Often times in congressional sessions, Democrats will present an issue and rather than listening, Republicans will become even more opposed to the idea. This is a clear example of
  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. Research on stereotype threat indicates that students might not do as well as they can on a test if
  31. Which is a definition of discrimination that most directly applies to social psychology?
  32. Which of the following is considered an explanation of why bystander intervention is less likely to occur if there are a large number of witnesses to a crime?
  33. All of the following are conditions that may lead to conflict within organizations EXCEPT
  34. According to social psychology, cognitive dissonance is not as great when someone is rewarded greatly for doing something that goes against their attitudes because
  35. The reason people tend to have an attitude of hatred towards people they are discriminating against is most clearly explained by: