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University of Toronto Scarborough
Elizabeth Page- Gould

PSYB10 Fall 2012 Practice Questions - Midterm Multiple Choice 1. If a dolphin can think about itself, but cannot form describe itself using language, what level of the Self does the dolphin operate on? a. Minimal self b. Symbolic self c. Objectified self d. Narrative self e. Conscious self 2. Dat is a very successful student, and being studious is central to his self-concept. When he is home on winter break, he runs into an old teammate and friend who says, “You must do nothing but party at school! That is so cool!”According to self-verification theory, a. Dat will say, “In fact, I party harder than the average student!” b. Dat will say, “You bet!” because he wants the teammate to like him c. Dat will correct the teammate and emphasize his studiousness d. Dat will make plans to see the teammate again e. Dat will comply with the teammate’s expectations for fear of being beaten 3. Jeff wants Brenda to like him.According to the theory of cognitive dissonance, which of the following strategies should Jeff use to make Brenda have a positive attitude towards him? a. Jeff should move closer to Brenda b. Jeff should buy Brenda a bouquet of roses c. Jeff should ask Brenda to lend him a textbook d. Tell Brenda he is a millionaire e. Disagree with Brenda on a political issue that is important to her 4. The circles to the right represent three entities: 1) an university student named Grant; 2) his thesis advisor, Prof. T; and, 3) Russian Ballet. Which set of attitudes would put the relationship between these three entities in balance? a. Grant likes Prof. T and Russian Ballet; Prof. T does not like Russian Ballet b. Grant does not like Prof. T or Russian Ballet; Prof. T does not like Russian Ballet c. Grant likes Prof. T but does not like Russian Ballet; Prof. T likes Russian Ballet d. Grant does not like Prof. T but he does like Russian Ballet; Prof. T likes Russian Ballet. e. Grant does not like Prof. T or Russian Ballet; Prof. T loves Russian Ballet PSYB10 Fall 2012 5. Which of the following statements are true about social norms: a. They can be implicitly or explicitly stated b. They include prescribed beliefs, values, and behaviours c. Violations of social norms result in punishment or rejection d.All of the above e. None of the above 6. Changing behaviour in order to be liked and accepted by a group is a form of conformity termed: a. Implicit social influence b. Normative social influence c. Informational social influence d. Coercive social influence e. None of the above 7. Mari’s parents want her to be very disciplined, moral, quiet, and helpful. Her parents ideals for her are chronically accessible in Mari’s mind, and she constantly compares herself with their image of her. She feels anxious because, in truth, she is kind of lazy, loud, and irreverent. Mari feels anxious because of a discrepancy between her
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