October 5, 2011
Chapter 6: The Fundamental Attribution Error
Fundamental Attribution Error: When explaining someones behavior we often
underestimate the impact of the situation and overestimate the extent to which it
1. There is now strong evidence that significant global warming
A. is a marginal threat.
B. is not scientifically proven.
C. is occurring.
D. has not started yet.
2. According to the text, global warming effects do NOT include
1. O. J. Simpson's defense attorney argued that _ motivated the officer who allegedly found the bloody
glove at Simpson's estate.
B. unethical behavior
C. racial prejudice
D. All of the choices are correct.
2. At the Univer
1. People who are overweight
A. face less discrimination than minority racial groups.
B. face more discrimination than minority racial groups.
C. are perceived as unhappy and content.
D. do not face discrimination.
2. Since the Iraq w
Research by Abbey (1998) found that _ are likely to attribute a _ friendliness to mild
both women and men; man's
both women and men; woman's
According to the text, many men
1. _ is the process by which a message induces change in beliefs, attitudes or behaviors.
D. The sleeper effect
2. Americans' support for the Iraq war increased after the war began mainly bec
1. Physical or verbal behavior intended to cause harm is known as
B. hostile aggression.
C. instrumental aggression.
D. both hostile and instrumental aggression.
2. Which of the following is an example of aggression as
The belief that others are paying more attention to one's appearance and behavior than they actually are is
referred to as the _ effect.
Assuming that everyone else is starin
1. A change in behavior or belief to accord with others is called
2. Even though you really dislike wearing a dress, you decide to wear one to your cousin's wedding. This is a
According to the text, social psychology is defined as the scientific study of how people
motivate, persuade and hurt one another.
think about, influence and relate to one another.
manipulate, use and betray one another.
1. The study, assessment, and treatment of people with psychological difficulties is known as
A. developmental psychology.
B. comparative psychology.
C. social psychology.
D. clinical psychology.
2. Chapman and Chapman had college st
A favorable or unfavorable evaluation reaction toward something or someone is what social
a behavioral tendency.
Attitudes include all of the following EXCEPT
1. Conflict is defined as
A. perceived incompatibility of actions or goals.
B. dissatisfaction with relationship outcomes.
C. hostility that results from frustrating interaction.
D. competition for mutually exclusive goals.
2. The oc
According to anthropologists, the differences among humans resulted from their
original genetic diversity.
migration from Africa.
The evolutionary process by which nature selects traits
1. The motive to increase another's welfare without conscious regard for one's self-interests defines
A. the social responsibility norm.
C. the social-exchange theory.
2. You were walking down the street with
1. A motivation to bond with others in relationships that provide ongoing, positive interactions is the definition
A. association anxiety.
B. the need for attachment.
C. the need to belong.
D. affiliative predisposition.
Week # 8
November 16, 2011
o Distorted perceptions of sexual reality
o Aggression against women
o Media awareness education
o Photos on slideshow
Televisions effects on behavior
You have tried to study for an exam with ashcards,
with a friend, and with your notes-all to no avail. You
begin to feel that you should give up, as whatever
you do does not seem to help your exam scores.
According to the reading
October 31, 2011
Chapter 20: How Groups Intensify Decisions
How Groups Intensify Decisions
Young state legislature is approached, told to run and that
people would support him. When should he join? When he h
September 28, 2011
Chapter 3: Self-Concept (Who Am I?)
Self-Concept: answer to WHO AM I.
Ex. Independent, generous, etc.
Self-schemas: comparing yourself to others similar to you.
Athletic people tend to notice others athletic
September 26, 2011
Chapter 1: Doing Social Psychology
Theory: integrated set of principles that explain and predict events.
Gravity is NOT a fact!
Gravity is a theoretical explanation that explains a fact like dropping of keys.
September 23, 2011
Chapter 2: Did you know it all along?
What is social psychology?
Scientific studies of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another.
October 7, 2011
Chapter 9: Behavior and Belief
How well do attitudes predict behavior?
o Expressed attitudes are not good predictor of behavior
o Ex. A person who claims to be very religious doesnt always go to church.
October 7, 2011
Chapter 8: Reasons for Unreason
Priming: To be prompted to say something using ones associations.
o Awakening or activating of certain associations
o We stood by the bank.
By the river
or by the bank(mo
October 3, 2011
Chapter 5: The Power of Positive Thinking
Self-efficacy: effort you put in, the ability to perform a task
Example 1: you are a hard worker
Example 2: I notice that you were contributing a lot yesterday
October 5, 2011
Chapter 7: The Power and Perils of Intuition
The Powers and Perils of Intuitions: Judging our world
o Thinking is partly controlled, partly automatic
o Some thinking is conscious, while other thinki
October 10, 2011
Chapter 11: Clinical Therapy-The Powers of Social Cognition
o 44 percent of college students feel depressed
o More women than men
Social Cognition and depression
o Depressed people thin in negative t
October 12, 2011
Chapter 12: Human Nature and Cultural Diversity
Evolution and Behavior
o Humans share common behavior tendencies
o Natural Selection: evolutionary process by which traits that best enabl
October 12, 2011
Chapter 13: Gender, Genes, and Culture
o Two main factors of diversity
Gender: male or female
Female and male are the practically the same
Females and males also have many di
Week # 3
October 14, 2011
Chapter 14: How Nice People Get Corrupted
Conformity: a change in behavior or belief to accord with others
o Example: when professor told us to change our seats, do the wave, and sing happy
o Aschs expe