According to self-perception theory, when people are uncertain about their thoughts or feelings
regarding an activity, they will:
Think about their self-schemas and decide whether the behavior is congruent or
incongruent with the self-schema before engagi
What are Robert J. Sternberg's (in "Construct Validation of a Triangular Love Scale")
three components of intimate relationships? Is it necessary for all three to be present in an
intimate relationship? How do relationships that vary on these components d
Which of the following questions would a social psychologist be most likely to study?
Does exposure to media violence increase aggression?
What factors contribute to the development of depression?
Do divorce rates differ within different socioeconomic cla
Week 2 Discussion Questions
Research on the relation between religion and prejudice is well summarized by Gordon
Allport: "The role of religion is paradoxical. It makes prejudice and it unmakes
prejudice." In your opinion, do you agree, and, if so, why
Attitudes are useful because they:
Allow us to take more time to evaluate others.
Bias the way we interpret new information.
Allow us to judge whether something we encounter is good or bad.
Make it more likely that we will change our minds.
A Likert scale
People in exchange relationships are more likely than those in communal relationships to:
Attend to one another's needs.
Keep track of rewards and costs.
Feel good about helping one another.
Feel bad if they are unable to help one another.
Which of the fo
A judge instructs jurors that if they have a reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt, they
must return a verdict of not guilty. Such instructions are _ likely to result in a guilty verdict
More; than if no instructions at all are given
Less; if gi
Groupthink is more likely to occur:
If the group lacks a strong directive leader.
In highly cohesive groups.
When groups have systematic decision-making procedures.
In low-stress situations.
Following group discussion, group decisions tend to _ the positi
Psychology of religion is an "up-and-coming" field, as shown by all of the following trends
A new division in the APA
Increased coverage of the field in social psychology textbooks
More empirical research found in journals
New textbooks in the fie
This module mentions how tensions still exist between psychology and religion. What are
these tensions and can they ever be completely resolved? Defend your answer.
There seem to be many tensions that exist between psychology and religion with what consti
The Hawthorne effect:
describes the relationship between working conditions and job satisfaction.
refers to the tendency for observation of employees to increase productivity.
suggests that employees become so engaged in their work that they are immune to
Are you better off being an optimist (perhaps a Pollyanna) or is it better to be a realist
(grounded in reality) as far as your health and wellbeing are concerned? Explain
I do not think the answer is as cut and dry as some may think. Because the question
What effect do you think television violence has on children, adolescents, and adults? What
effect do you think it has on society? Go to some of the websites on this topic and include
their findings in your answer; please do not forget to cite the source.
Running head: STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT
Stanford Prison Experiment
In 1971, Phillip Zimbardo, a professor at Stanford University conducted an experiment in
which he took 24 volunteer college students and randomly divided them into two groups. One
To what groups do you belong? In the presence of a group of people, have you recently or
ever experienced deindividuation, social loafing, or social facilitation of the dominant
response while performing some task?
The only group I can think of that I bel
Institutionalized racism and sexism
Institutionalized racism and institutionalized sexism are both forms of discrimination
against people, and it happens right here in our country. Even worse than its occurrence, is the
fact that this type of di
Implicit Association Test
Before I discuss the results of my tests, I would like to express my opinions about them.
Although these tests did accurately measure my beliefs, I still question the results because of the
method in which the tests get
The literature on attribution processes identifies a number of "biases" in the processes by
which we perceive other persons. How do these biases influence the impressions we form of
others as we interact with them? In particular, to what extent and in wha
Self-Presentation and Impression Management
The terms impression management and self-presentation are utilized by social
psychologists to portray one's efforts to make a good impression on other individuals
(Baumeister and Hutton, 1987). Most of
Social Psychology Network
After spending some time on the Social Psychology Network, it became a realization that
a site novice will have a much more difficult time finding information than someone who has
experience using it. However, after abo
Cultures and Fundamental Attribution Error
The fundamental attribution error is something all humans experience, even if they do not
realize it. According to Reeder (2013), the fundamental attribution error suggests that social
Explain two major differences between common sense understandings and social
psychological theories. Illustrate with an example. What is the danger in relying on
common sense or intuition in learning about the relationship between the individual and his
Before discussing the findings, first, it is important to understand correlations.
Correlation is the statistical measurement of the relationship between two variables. Correlations
have two qualities, direction, and s