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Chapter 14

PSY BEH 104S Chapter 14: Chapter+14+Practice+QuestionsExam


Department
Psychology and Social Behavior
Course Code
PSY BEH 104S
Professor
Joanne Zinger
Chapter
14

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CHAPTER 14
PRACTICE QUESTIONS
Test your Chapter 14 comprehension by circling the best answer to these multiple choice questions:
1. One way to improve conservation behaviors is to:
A. Change the way in which people perceive themselves and social behavior by making them see
their own past actions as being in line with their attitudes
B. Inform people how common it is to be irresponsible
C. Make people’s behavior as private as possible
D. Make it easier for people to monitor their own behavior
2. During a severe water shortage, researchers intercepted female students who were on their way from the
swimming pool to the women’s shower room. Group A was asked to respond to a brief questionnaire about
their water use. Group B was asked to make a public commitment, exhorting others to take steps to conserve
water but signing their names to a public poster that read, “Take Shorter Showers. Turn Shower Off While
Soaping Up. If I Can Do It, So Can YOU!” and in Group C, the participants did both. What was the results of
the study?
A. Group A took the shortest showers
B. Group B took the shortest showers
C. Group C took the shortest showers
D. There was no difference in shower length between the three groups
3. Which of the following is true regarding conserving energy?
A. Describing energy loss in vivid terms and allowing people to compare their energy
consumption to that of others are both effective ways to get people to conserve energy
B. Describing energy loss in vivid terms is an effective way to get people conserve energy, but allowing
people to compare their energy consumption to that of others is not
C. Allowing people to compare their energy consumption to that of others is an effective way to get
people to conserve energy, but describing energy loss in vivid terms is not
D. Neither describing energy loss in vivid terms nor allowing people to compare their energy
consumption to that of others is an effective way to get people to conserve energy
4. In the parking lot study, a large handbill was placed under the windshield of participants’ cars. Prior to
getting to their car, participants in Group A observed a confederate picking up a fast food bag off of the ground
and Group B did not observe a confederate doing anything. What were the results of this study?
A. Group A was more likely to litter
B. Group B was more likely to litter
C. Both groups littered a lot
D. Neither group littered at all
5. If you change peoples attitudes in a pro-environmental direction:
A. Nothing will happen
B. They will perform fewer pro-environmental behaviors
C. They will develop a mental illness
D. They will perform more pro-environmental behaviors
6. Which of the following is LEAST true about the social psychological approach to solving applied problems?
A. Applied questions are best tested with the experimental method
B. There is nothing as practical as a good theory
C. Social psychological theories and methods can be used to address pressing social problems
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