After hearing respected medical authorities lecture about the value of regular exercise, Raul, who has rarely exercised, begins to jog regularly. The change in Raul's behavior best illustrates the impact of:
A. normative social influence.
B. informational social influence.
C. social facilitation.
The set of prescribed behaviors associated with a particular social position is best described as a(n):
D. ingroup bias.
Compared to people from East Asian cultures, those from individualistic Western countries are more likely to demonstrate
B. the fundamental attribution error.
C. ethnic stereotyping.
D. ingroup bias.
After an exciting football game in which the home team loses by one point, angry fans throw bottles and begin to tear up the field. This behavior is best understood in terms of
B. social facilitation.
C. the just-world phenomenon.
Group polarization is most likely to occur in a group in which
B. individuals have not formed any opinion.
C. individuals share a similar opinion.
D. little communication is possible.
Although the effect dissipates within an hour or so, one violent TV program is most likely to ________ in its viewer.
A. provoke frustration
B. prime aggressive thoughts
C. reduce angry feelings
The frustration-aggression principle suggests that anger results when:
A. an attempt to achieve some goal is blocked.
C. self-awareness and self-restraint are reduced.
D. false stereotypes influence perceptions of others.
At a conscious level, Aaron doesn't think he's prejudiced. Yet he automatically feels uncomfortable in situations where he has to interact with people of different races from his own. Aaron's experience best illustrates the distinction between:
A. explicit and implicit attitudes.
B. equity and self-disclosure.
D. normative and informational social influence.
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