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Exam 4 Review Sheet Psy 200 Introductory Psychology The following list of questions cover topics that may appear on your exam. Some of these topics come directly from your textbook so check there before telling me you don’t have notes on a particular concept. If a topic was covered in class and in your book, be sure to study information from both places. Use this review as a guide in your studying but do not limit your studying only to answering these questions. Be sure you understand each topic and can either provide or recognize examples when necessary. Use the four regular exam review sheets to prepare for the Optional Comprehensive Final Exam. Be on time and bring a #2 pencil. Exam Times Section 001, 8:05 class – Exam 4 and the Optional Comprehensive Final will be held on Monday, December 10 from 8-11 am. Section 003, 10:15 class – Exam 4 and the Optional Comprehensive Final will be held on Wednesday, December 12 from 8-11 am. Social Psychology, Chapter 14 1) What is social psychology? -The study of attitudes, persuasion, self-understanding and almost all everyday behaviors or relatively normal people in their relationships with others. 2. What is the primacy effect? -A situation where people choose between a cooperative act and a competitive act that benefits themselves but hurts others. 3. What is prejudice? What are stereotypes and discrimination? - an attitude, a negative attitude that is based solely on a person’s inclusion in a group. 4. What is an attitude? -An enduring valanced evaluations of people, objects and ideas. 5. Be able to describe the movie Eye of the Storm . - 6. What is an attribution? What is the difference between internal/dispositional and external/situational attributions? -An attribution is when you look for the cause of yours or someone else’s behavior. -Internal/dispositional: when we are considering the person, we decide that the behavior lies within the person -External/situational: you make this kind of attribution when the behavior wasn’t really the person’s fault. 7. Be able to describe and recognize examples of the attributional errors (fundamental attribution error, actor-observer difference, self-serving bias, and self-fulfilling prophecy). a. Fundamental attribution error: an over-reliance on internal attributions. When we make an attribution DESPITE the situational attributions b. Actor-observer difference: looks at one type of behavior, either that you
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engage in or someone else does. c. Self-serving bias: deals with the attributions just talking about ourselves. For positive behaviors or negative behaviors. i. For positive behaviors we like to take credit for them ii. For negative behaviors, we make external or situational attributions.
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