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Sample Test This sample test is provided to show you the types of questions that you can expect on the tests you take in my Psychology 320 classes. The content of this sample test is similar to the content of your first test (chapters 1-3) so reviewing this test might also aid in learning the content pertinent to your first test. This is the only sample test that I will provide through the entire semester. Each of your tests will cover three chapters, and will consist of 54 questions (18 questions per chapter). You will need a Scantron form for each test (#882). 1. Which of the following questions would a social psychologist be least likely to study? [A] Have attitudes toward gun control in the U.S. changed in the last five years? [B] What kinds of persuasion techniques are the most effective? [C] Why do people sometimes sabotage their own performance? [D] What qualities do people look for in a romantic partner or friendship? 2. Sociologists tend to study behavior at the _____ level, whereas social psychologists study behavior at the _____ level. [A] interpersonal; cultural [B] specific; general [C] social; cognitive [D] group; individual 3. Astrid has developed a questionnaire to help her identify individuals who tend to be high or low in altruism across a variety of situations. Astrid is most likely a _____ psychologist. [A] clinical [B] cognitive [C] social [D] personality 4. Scientific research in social psychology began around the end of the [A] 1600’s. [B] 1700’s. [C] 1800’s. [D] 1900’s. 5. Among the following social psychologists, who was one of the original founders of social psychology? [A] Norman Triplett [B] Stanley Milgram [C] Philip Zimbardo [D] Michael Norton
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6. Which of the following is least characteristic of research in social psychology between the 1930s and 1950s? [A] The use of experimentation in research [B] An emphasis on the application of social psychology to practical concerns [C] An integration of social and cognitive processes that determine behavior [D] Attention to the topics of conformity and prejudice 7. All of the following are characteristic of the field of social psychology today except [A] an interest in the way cognition and motivation interact. [B] a concern for the lack of ethical standards in research. [C] an integration of biological and social perspectives. [D] an emphasis on the role of culture in shaping behavior. 8. The role of natural selection processes in the development of social behavior is a concern in [A] evolutionary psychology. [B] personality psychology. [C] behavioral genetics. [D] social cognition. 9. Which of the following provides the best definition of the overconfidence phenomenon as we discussed it in class? [A] Never experiencing any life disappointment can lead to unrealistic optimism.
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