Social Psychology Test 1 (with answers)

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY220H5
Professor
Emily Impett

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PSY220&Example&Test&Questions&
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Multiple!Choice!
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1. Social!psychologists!believe!that!the!best!way!to!predict!how!a!person!will!
behave!is!to!know!something!about!
A)!the!norms!of!the!culture!in!which!the!person!lives.!
B)!the!person’s!childhood.!
C)!the!person's!socioeconomic!status.!
D)&how&the&person&perceives&and&interprets&the&social&environment.&
E)!the!person's!enduring!traits!and!dispositions.!
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2. The!social!cognition!approach!is!based!on!the!notion!that!humans!are!often!
motivated!to!
A)!actualize.!
B)!enhance!their!selfFesteem.!
C)!justify!their!behaviours.!
D)&be&accurate&in&their&perceptions&and&inferences.&
E)!seek!out!reinforcers!and!avoid!punishers.!
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3. Recall!that!Rosenthal!and!Jacobson!(1968)!told!teachers!that!some!of!their!
students!were!"bloomers."!Consequently,!those!students!actually!performed!
better!than!students!who!were!not!labeled!as!bloomers.!This!finding!suggests!
that!
A)&teachers'&expectations&were&powerful&in&influencing&the&
bloomers'&behaviours.&
B)!the!bloomers!really!were!better!students!than!their!peers.!
C)!the!bloomers!were!selected!by!intelligence.!
D)!the!teachers!were!motivated!to!prove!that!the!researchers!were!right.!
E)!the!teachers!were!motivated!to!reward!bloomers!and!punish!the!
others.!
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4. Which!of!the!following!statements!about!schemas!is!true?!
A)!Schemas!affect!the!information!we!notice,!but!only!when!we!are!
aware!of!the!schema.!
B)!Schemas!only!affect!what!we!perceive!while!emotional!processes!are!
important!for!determining!what!we!think!about!and!remember.!
C)!Schemas!affect!what!we!notice!but!not!necessarily!what!we!
remember.!
D)&Schemas&affect&the&information&we&notice,&think&about&and&
remember.&
E)!Schemas!affect!what!we!remember!while!intensity!of!stimuli!
determines!what!we!notice.!
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PSY220 Example Test QuestionsMultiple Choice1 Social psychologists believe that the best way to predict how a person will behave is to know something about A the norms of the culture in which the person lives B the persons childhood C the persons socioeconomic status D how the person perceives and interprets the social environment E the persons enduring traits and dispositions2 The social cognition approach is based on the notion that humans are often motivated to A actualize B enhance their selfesteem C justify their behaviours D be accurate in their perceptions and inferences E seek out reinforcers and avoid punishers3 Recall that Rosenthal and Jacobson 1968 told teachers that some of their students were bloomers Consequently those students actually performed better than students who were not labeled as bloomers This find
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