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PSY220H5 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Social Cognition, Psy, Developmental Psychology

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY220H5
Professor
Emily Impett
Study Guide
Midterm

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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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