SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY FINAL EXAM----DR. PAMELA D. HALL---
PLEASE PUT ANSWERS ON THE SCANTRON SHEET
Due in class on Wednesday April 16, 2008
Two or more people who interact with and influence one another for longer than a
few moments is what social psychologists call a
Triplett conducted one of social psychology’s first laboratory experiments by
asking children to wind string on a fishing reel. The results of the study indicated that
there was a _______ relationship between the speed at which the children wound the
reel and the presence of other children.
The tendency for people to perform simple or well-learned tasks better when
others are present is the original meaning of
A. the groupthink effect.
B. the social facilitation effect.
C. social loafing.
The concern for how others are evaluating us is called
C. mere presence.
D. evaluation apprehension.
Sam has a tendency contribute little effort to group assignments, as he thinks
others will be sure to pick up the slack in an effort to get a good grade. This is an
A. social facilitation
B. social loafing
D. mere presence
In a study by Latané and his colleagues (1979), participants were asked to shout
and clap as loud as possible. Participants produced the most noise when they
A. thought they were shouting alone.
B. thought there was one other person shouting with them.
C. thought there were five other people shouting with them.
D. were not feeling any evaluation apprehension.
Teresa has joined the campus Amnesty International Group and after attending a
few of the meetings, now feels even more passionate about human rights. Social
psychologists would explain the change in Teresa’s opinions using
A. social facilitation.
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