Exam #3 Review

Exam #3 Review - Exam #3 Review 1. You are about to perform...

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1. You are about to perform a task as requested by your psychology instructor. You want to impress your professor by doing the task as quickly as possible. What condition should you select for performing this task? A. Perform the task by yourself B. Perform the task in front of an audience C. It depends on difficulty of the task D. Either one--the presence or absence of others will make no difference.
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2. Your fraternity is competing in a strength contest against another fraternity. Each house will select ten members whose strength will be measured by the force they exert when pulling a rope. Under what conditions will the 20 men exert the most force? A. When each person’s strength is measured individually B. When the two teams compete head to head in a tug of war
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4. According to research on social facilitation, which of the following are true: A. People will do better on difficult tasks when alone. B. People will do better on difficult tasks when in front of others. C. People will do better on easy tasks when alone. D. None of the above.
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5. The findings that the presence of others can improve our performance on easy tasks and impair our performance on difficult tasks has been attributed to: A. Misattribution. B. Cognitive dissonance. C. Arousal. D. Groupthink.
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6. Which of the following are mistakes groups make when they are in a pattern of groupthink? A. Fails to consider full range of alternatives. B. Does not develop contingency plans. C. Does not adequately consider risks. D. All of the above are mistakes associated with groupthink.
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7. You are a social psychologist conducting a study on social facilitation. One of your participants has just completed the easy task of placing 50 tacks into a cup in 38 seconds. He did this in a room by himself. How long should you expect it to take him when he does the same task in front of an audience? A. 30 seconds B. 38 seconds C. 45 seconds D. There is no basis for a prediction.
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8. You are a teacher and want to assign a group project. Which of the following should help prevent social loafing? A. Assign each individual a group participation
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course PSYCH 6 taught by Professor Devers during the Spring '12 term at UCSD.

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Exam #3 Review - Exam #3 Review 1. You are about to perform...

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