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5 Matching questions

  1. social facilitation
  2. informational social influence
  3. cognitive dissonance theory
  4. prejudice
  5. mere exposure effect
  1. a an unjustifiable (and usually negative) attitude toward a group and its members. It generally involves stereotyped beliefs, negative feelings, and a predisposition to discriminatory action. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 664)
  2. b stronger responses on simple or well-learned tasks in the presence of others. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 657)
  3. c the theory that we act to reduce the discomfort (dissonance) we feel when two of our thoughts (cognitions) are inconsistent. For example, when our awareness of our attitudes and of our actions clash, we can reduce the resulting discomfort by changing our attitudes. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 648)
  4. d influence resulting from one's willingness to accept others' opinions about reality. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 653)
  5. e the phenomenon that repeated exposure to novel stimuli increases liking of them. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 678)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the buffer zone we like to maintain around our bodies. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 662)
  2. mutual views often held by conflicting people, as when each side sees itself as ethical and peaceful and views the other side as evil and aggressive. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 689)
  3. the theory that prejudice offers an outlet for anger by providing someone to blame. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 669)
  4. a generalized (sometimes accurate but often overgeneralized) belief about a group of people. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 664)
  5. the tendency for people who have first agreed to a small request to comply later with a larger request. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 647)

5 True/False questions

  1. self-disclosurethe enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, values and traditions shared by a group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e pp. 43, 661)


  2. self-fulfilling prophecya belief that leads to its own fulfillment. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 689)


  3. social exchange theorythe theory that our social behavior is an exchange process, the aim of which is to maximize benefits and minimize costs. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 687)


  4. conformityadjusting one's behavior or thinking to coincide with a group standard. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 651)


  5. frustration-aggression principlethe principle that frustration—the blocking of an attempt to achieve some goal—creates anger, which can generate aggression. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 672)


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