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Social Psychology Final Exam Fall 2007 1. As a rule, social psychologists are primarily interested in a. monkeys and wombats b. abnormal human beings. c. normal human children. d. normal adult humans. ANS: D PG: 8 2. Based on early research by Norman Triplett with racing cyclists, we should expect that people who run in groups, among other people, would be more likely to __________ than people who run at home on a treadmill. 3. A hypothesis is best described as 4. Suppose that you conducted an experiment to test the effects of violence in TV shows on aggressiveness in children. The independent variable in this study would be 5. If you know that happiness is negatively correlated with educational achievement, you can conclude that a. one of two things MUST be true: either going to college makes people happy OR happiness leads people to go to college. b. as happiness increases, education level also increases. c. as level of education increases, happiness decreases or vice versa. d. the relationship between the two variables must be statistically significant. ANS: C PG: 18 6. It would be most accurate to say that psychological processes are
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7. If you were to go to Tahoe this weekend and do some gambling, assuming you’re like most people, you would 8. Josh has felt frustrated, annoyed, and discouraged today. If he is to flourish in life, he will experience roughly _____ positive emotions to counteract the negative ones. 9. Suppose that you are walking around the Davis farmer’s market. According to the theory of the duplex mind, if you buy some shiny grapes from the first farmer even though you weren’t even planning to buy grapes, you are using the _____ mind, while if you contemplate the virtues of each type of fruit there, such as whether it is grown organically or whether the farmer pays his employees a fair wage, and then make your decision, you are utilizing the _____ mind. a. automatic; conscious b. dependent; independent c. thoughtless; thoughtful d. downstairs; upstairs ANS: A
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