Exam3answers - 1 Paula Abdul first became popular for her hit song Opposites Attract Research actually finds that the best predictors of attraction

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1. Paula Abdul first became popular for her hit song, Opposites Attract. Research actually finds that the best predictors of attraction are: A. similarity then attractiveness B. attractiveness then quality of conversation C. attractiveness then similarity D. opposite traits then attractiveness 2. Mallory is a devoted fan of Jennifer Lopez. She camped out for a week for the opening of Gigli . After seeing the movie, she raved about how good it was, even though many non–JLo fans and several respected movie critics thought it was not up to par. Mallory’s attitude may partly represent: A. peripheral route persuasion B. cognitive dissonance C. central route processing D. social facilitation 3. Based on propinquity, which of the following college students living in a particular hall of a dormitory would most likely be elected as “most popular”: A. the student whose room was most isolated from others B. the student who had the most similar attitudes to the other students in the dorm C. the student whose room was closest to both the bathroom and exit D. the student who was the most physically attractive 4. If I started charging some of you $1 to come to class, and paid others $100 for attendance, cognitive dissonance theory would predict that: A. Those who are paid will say they enjoy class more B. Those who are charged will say they enjoy class more C. Those who are paid will expend more effort (participate more) in class D. Those who are charged will stop coming to class. 5. A child returns from Halloween trick-or-treating, and promptly dumps a bag of candy in a pile on the kitchen table. She then spreads it out to make "more" candy. You can be most certain that the child A. is in the preoperational stage of development. B. has a good understanding of the concept of conservation. C. is no longer egocentric in her thinking. D. is at least seven years old. 6. The other day I was about to go on a really hard run with a group of people. Before we began, I was exaggeratedly rubbing my knee and stretching my leg—making sure everyone knew I had a bad knee. Why would I have wanted them to know about my symptoms? A. I know bystander intervention is unlikely in a small group B. I’m obsessed with cognitive dissonance C. I was self-handicapping to save face D. I was a victim of a door in the face persuasion tactic
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7. Suppose I asked you to make as much noise as you can, either alone, in small groups, or as a class. If I measured the effort of each student, the results will show the greatest individual expenditure of effort occurs when students are A. Alone B. In pairs C. In groups of ten D. In a group of 30 (class size) 8. OMIT 9. Surveys sent by mail often have low response rates. Which technique is likely to be more effective in increasing the number if responses: A. Including a gift check for $5 with the survey
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Exam3answers - 1 Paula Abdul first became popular for her hit song Opposites Attract Research actually finds that the best predictors of attraction

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