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
A favorable or unfavorable evaluation reaction toward something or someone is what social
a behavioral tendency.
Attitudes include all of the following EXCEPT
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. 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. 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
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
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
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. 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
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.
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.
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
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. 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
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
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
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
October 28, 2011
Chapter 19: Doing together what we would not do alone
o If people could do anything without getting caught
11 content categories
October 26, 2011
Chapter 17: The Mere Presence of Others
o Social arousal enhances whatever response tendency is dominant
o Boosts performance on easy tasks and hurts performance on difficult tasks
October 19, 2011
Chapter 16: Indoctrination
Additional persuasion techniques
o An appeal to or creation of needs
o Maslows hierarchy of needs
o Know your audience
o Loaded words and images
Indoctrination and Ino
October 17, 2011
Chapter 15: Two routes of Persuasion
Persuasion: the process by which a message induces changes beliefs, behaviors, or
In order for persuasion to be effective one must.
o understand it
o believe it
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
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
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 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 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
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 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 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