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  1. outgroup
  2. attribution theory
  3. scapegoat theory
  4. group polarization
  5. discrimination
  1. a the theory that prejudice offers an outlet for anger by providing someone to blame. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 669)
  2. b the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting either the situation or the person's disposition. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 644)
  3. c "Them"—those perceived as different or apart from our ingroup. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 668)
  4. d (1) in classical conditioning, the learned ability to distinguish between a conditioned stimulus and stimuli that do not signal an unconditioned stimulus. (2) unjustifiable negative behavior toward a group and its members. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e pp. 222, 664)
  5. e the enhancement of a group's prevailing inclinations through discussion within the group. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 659)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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)
  2. the tendency for people in a group to exert less effort when pooling their efforts toward attaining a common goal than when individually accountable. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 658)
  3. the 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)
  4. a perceived incompatibility of actions, goals, or ideas. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 688)
  5. a generalized (sometimes accurate but often overgeneralized) belief about a group of people. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 664)

5 True/False questions

  1. groupthinkthe tendency to favor our own group. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 668)


  2. altruismunselfish regard for the welfare of others. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 685)


  3. superordinate goalsan aroused state of intense positive absorption in another, usually present at the beginning of a love relationship. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 683)


  4. rolean understood rule for accepted and expected behavior. They prescribe "proper" behavior. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 662)


  5. informational social influenceinfluence resulting from a person's desire to gain approval or avoid disapproval. (Myers Psychology for AP 1e p. 653)


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