Chapter 18 Questions with Answers

Chapter 18 - Chapter 18 The Individual in Society 1 According to the text what is the most basic definition of what social psychologists do a

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Chapter 18: The Individual in Society 1. According to the text, what is the most basic definition of what social psychologists do? a. Studies the societies in which individuals live, rather than the individual b. Studies the development of social ties c. Studies the human interaction process, rather than the individual d. Studies the development and resolution of social problems 2. What is not one of the 3 basic components of an attitude: a. A cognition or belief about how something is or should be b. An emotional response to or evaluation of the object c. A pattern of behavior toward the object d. A reaction that interferes with objective evaluation of the object 3. As the text states, all attitudes are not created equal. Which type of attitude is most resistant to change? a. Peripheral attitudes b. Central attitudes c. Reference group attitudes d. Exposure attitudes 4. Cognitive Dissonance Theory states that dissonance is aroused when: a. An individual acts in a way that is inconsistent with his or her attitudes b. An individual is exposed to situations or ideas that are inconsistent with his or her attitudes c. An individual holds two cognitions that are psychologically incompatible
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PSYC 100 taught by Professor Capo during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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Chapter 18 - Chapter 18 The Individual in Society 1 According to the text what is the most basic definition of what social psychologists do a

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