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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, PRACTICE MIDTERM 2 This practice exam covers the following topics: Prejudice; Social Facilitation & Group Influences; Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience; Attraction and Relationships; and Aggression. The actual midterm will only cover the topics that have been covered in lecture by the end of the last lecture prior to the exam. In other words if , for instance, Aggression is not covered adequately in lecture before the day of the exam, questions concerning Aggression will be on the third midterm instead of midterm 2 (you can use the Aggression questions below as practice questions for Midterm 3). You will need to attend lecture or check with someone who does to know this. Also, there are ten extra questions here for practice. The actual midterm will only have 40 multiple choice questions. 1. Although most suspects in cases of incest, child molestation, and sexual abuse are heterosexual males, the local newspaper omits the word "heterosexual" in any related headline. In contrast, whenever a self-described gay male is arrested for a crime, the headline proclaims "homosexual arrested" in the case. The resulting prejudice that gay males are more likely to commit violent crimes can in part be blamed on A. illusory correlation. B. ingroup bias. C. outgroup homogeneity effects. D. group-serving bias. 2. All but which of the following examples discussed in class demonstrate the link between viewing violence and subsequent aggression exhibited by the viewer(s) A. the violent behavior of audience members at rock/rap music performances B. students at a private boys school, following the viewing of violent films C. the increase in number of homicides in the U.S. following a televised championship, heavyweight boxing match D. children aggressing against a confederate after viewing a television show containing violence
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3. Reverse discimination was demonstrated in a study by Fajardo in which teachers graded essays ________________ when they believed that they had been written by African- American students than when they had supposedly been written by Caucasian student's. This grading method was _______________ by many of the teachers. A. more harshly; denied B. more harshly; acknowledged C. more leniently; denied D. more leniently; acknowledged 4. Social loafing refers to the tendency for people to A. perform an unfamiliar task more poorly when others are present. B. violate social norms when no one is watching. C. be insensitive to the needs of others. D. exert less effort when they pool their efforts toward a common goal. 5. Prejudice is to discrimination as attitude is to A. policy. B. belief. C. behavior. D. generalization. 6. A 1985 study of newlyweds and their social network (i.e., friends, social acquaintances) by Surra showed that the amount of time that passed between meeting and marrying was related to A. attitudinal similarity B. the matching hypothesis C. the equity theory D. dyadic withdrawal 7. You see a television news report featuring a shopkeeper who shot and killed a masked
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PSYC 332 taught by Professor Ashlyn during the Spring '06 term at CSU San Marcos.

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