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Social Psychology // AP Psychology

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  1. Mr. Moffatt overheard another teacher describe one of his students as lazy and unmotivated. Though Mr. Moffatt had not previously noted this tendency, he began to see exactly what the other teacher had noted. What might account for this phenomenon?
  2. 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?
  3. A young woman was gunned down at a gas station. A busload of onlookers saw the entire event and no one did anything. The bus driver even stepped over the body to pay for his gas. What social psychological phenomenon best accounts for this behavior?
  4. Which of the following factors probably plays the least important role in explaining why children often share the same political and economic values of their parents?
  5. When most people see a stranger that is sexually attractive, they often overestimate that person's:
  6. Which of the following social psychological experiments has been considered the most unethical and led to sweeping reforms in the APA ethical guidelines?
  7. A charity sends you some greeting cards and you feel that you should send them a small contribution. This feeling comes from the persuasion technique called
  8. According to research on attraction, people are most likely to be attracted to others who are
  9. In Stanley Milgram's obedience experiments, subjects were LEAST likely to deliver maximum levels of shock when the
  10. According to Janis, John F. Kennedy's Bay of Pigs failure was caused in large part by
  11. When we perform well, we typically attribute our success to __________.
  12. When subjects in Milgram's obedience experiments received their orders over the phone, they
  13. The person who agrees to a small request initially is more likely later to comply with a larger demand. This describes the
  14. The real danger of "groupthink" is that it
  15. In general, helping behavior in emergency situations is discouraged by
  16. During his rise to power, Hitler blamed the Jews for Germany's economic woes. This is an example of
  17. When you have "clashing thoughts" that cause you to experience discomfort you are experiencing
  18. Which of the following was a factor in determining the degree of obedience in Milgram's series of experiments?
  19. Sharing your own private thoughts and feelings is called
  20. Creation of superordinate goals has been shown to be effective in reducing
  21. 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?
  22. A person who labels another another driver as an �idiot� after that driver cut them off during rush hour would be said to show
  23. 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
  24. College students tendency to date and be friends with those in their residence hail supports this theory of attraction.
  25. A decrease in performance because of being in a group is
  26. Discrimination relates to _________ while prejudice relates to _________.
  27. According to the theories on bystander intervention, as group size ________ the likelyhood for intervention _________
  28. BEFORE the Obedience experiment was conducted Milgram believed that
  29. The term group polarization refers to the tendency for
  30. 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?
  31. Which type of psychologist would be interested primarily in studying whether people behave differently in groups than they do when alone?
  32. Which is a definition of discrimination that most directly applies to social psychology?
  33. 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?
  34. People experience the greatest cognitive dissonance when:
  35. According to social psychology, cognitive dissonance is not as great when someone is rewarded greatly for doing something that goes against their attitudes because