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Old Exam 1 (with answers boldfaced) - PSYCHOLOGY 0105...

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PSYCHOLOGY 0105 EXAM #1 (FORM 1) NAME: _________________________ ID: _________________________ Please begin by putting your name and student ID number in the above spaces, and on the answer sheet. This exam consists of 55 multiple choice questions, each worth one point. There are 5 extra questions for your benefit; in other words, your score will be out of 50. For each question, choose the best of the four options and indicate your choice on the answer form. Each question has only one answer, and there is no penalty for guessing. Feel free to come to the front of the room if you have any questions. GOOD LUCK!! 1. Accurate social perception is important because of: A0. the inconsistency that arises between others’ motivations and behaviors. B0. safety concerns. C0. the importance of making predictions. D0. All of the above. 2. Which of the following is not one of the fundamental principles of social psychology established by Lewin? A. Behavior depends on how we perceive and interpret the world around us. B. Behavior is a function of the interaction between the person and the environment. C. Social psychology should be applied to important, practical issues. D. Behavior should be conceptualized as an interaction of cognition and motivation. 3. People are particularly likely to be unrealistically optimistic: A. for uncontrollable events. B. when they are angry. C. for positive events. D. when thinking about the present rather than the future. 4. People often think that others who ______ are relatively less intelligent. A. have high-pitched voices B. have angular faces C. start out performing very well and then decline D. All of the above are true. 5. When attempting to remember the attitudes we held several years ago, we are likely to: A. remember them perfectly. B. rely on the theory that our attitudes do not change very much. C. avoid using the availability heuristic. D. All of the above are true.
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PSY 0105 Exam #1 –– Page 2 6. Suppose you do a study showing that people pay more attention to base rates when no other information is available. However, you also show that this is only true when people are under low cognitive load. Your study has resulted in: A. just a main effect of whether other information is available. B. 0just a main effect of cognitive load. C. an interaction between the two variables. D. None of the above. 7. Which of the following would result in attitude change falling within one’s latitude of acceptance? A. effort justification (e.g., fraternity hazing) B. overjustification (e.g., the Magic Marker study) C. insufficient justification (e.g., the $20/$1 study) D. None of the above. 8. Tony finds a correlation of –0.35 between procrastination behaviors and academic achievement. Which of the following is the most appropriate interpretation of this correlation? A. The more students procrastinate, the less they achieve academically.
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