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social psychology exam #1 questions
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According to research on embodied cognition, if you are feeling guilty, how can you reduce that feeling?
Wash your hands
Mischa wants to smash. Based on research on embodied cognition, what should Mischa do to promote his attraction to her?
Try to hand him a large object that will make his arms open towards her in the same motion as a bear hug
Diane is interested whether women with nurturing personalities are more reliable friends both inside and outside the workplace. Rebecca is interested in the hypothesis that women tend to be more nurturing outside the workplace because other expect them to be nurturing
Diane: personality psychology,
Rebecca: social psychology
When Taka is teaching his social psychology class, he emphasizes that the field must encompass a range of research techniques and cultural perspectives if it is to flourish. Taka's emphasis reflects a...
A contemporary social psychologist who studies stereotypes is likely to focus on
Both controlled and automatic processes
Which of the following is concerned with how the brain influences social behavior?
Mariano is interested in how the diversity of a group affects its performance. If Mariano is a social psychologist, it is unlikely that he will...
focus more on the details of recent Supreme Court rulings regarding affirmative action than examining the actual behavior of groups.
What is not considered an important part of the scientific method?
Marilyn is interested in whether schizophrenic individuals tend to interpret verbal feedback from others as negative even if it is positive. It might be said that Marilyn is doing research at the intersection what two fields
social psychology and clinical psychology
According to your textbook, one of the people who had the greatest impact on the developing field of social psychology was not a psychologist. Who was this person?
According to the interactionist perspective, behavior is a result of the interaction between
Personality and situations
What is not a characteristic of the field of social psychology?
a concern for the lack of ethical standards in research
Wat is a false statement of social psychology
only social factors influence human behavior.
Virtual reality allows social psychologists to...
test questions that might otherwise be impractical or unethical.
Christine conducts cross-cultural research and Betty conducts multicultural research
Christine is more likely to sample individuals from many different countries.
What is an example of a situation that illustrates Lewin's interactionist perspective?
Rikki is usually shy, but at work she appears to be quite outgoing.
Anita wants to spend her career studying the factors that predict whether the members of a couple are satisfied with their marriage. If she chooses to do so as a social psychologist it is likely that her pursuit will include a ...
systematic observation and measurement of couples
sociologist tend to study behavior at the ____ level, whereas social psychologist study behavior at the ____ level
sociologist: group level,
social psychologists: individual level
Bianca is African America, and she is a new university student. Based on research by Walton and Cohen, what can you tell her that will help her succeed?
feeling nervous about school is normal and temporary
To examine the relationship between temperature and violence, Priti manipulates the thermostat in her laboratory while participants are engaged in a military stimulation game. She then looks at the effect of this manipulation on their aggressive behavior during the game, comparing participants in the warm condition to those in the comfortable condition. Priti's research best characterizes what field of study?
External validity refers to the degree to which ...
there can be reasonable confidence that the same results would be obtained for other people in the same situations
Achieving ____ is typically more of a challenge in a field study than in a laboratory study
high internal validity
A factor other than the independent variable that varies between conditions of an experiment is called a
"Moms prefer brand X of peanut butter," a commercial claims. Sarah wonders what other brands were used as the comparison group. Which benefit of learning about research methods is Sarah displaying?
Critical evaluation of information
What is an example of a situations that a researcher would use an observational study?
Do banks tend to offer minorities lower interest rates on home ortgages than non-minorities
What is an advantage of correlation research?
it allows researchers to study variables that cannot be manipulated in the alb
An accomplice of the experimenter who, in dealing with the real participants in an experiment, acts as fi he or she is also a participant is called a...
A researcher wanted to see if alcohol consumption raises or lowers a person's self-esteem. In one condition, he gives participants three glasses of punch spiked with alcohol and in the other he gives participants three glasses of plain punch. After participants finish their punch, they complete the Rosenberg self-esteem scale. In this study. What are the variables?
self-esteem: conceptual dependent variable,
score on the Rosenberg questionnaire: operational dependent variable
Random assignment is a defining feature of an experiment. It means that...
Whether participants are in one condition or another is determined at random
The best solution to the problem of experimenter expectancy effect is...
keeping experimenters uninformed about group assignment
When decreases in one variable are accompanied by decreases in another variable, the variables are described as
The most important aspect of sampling in a survey study is...
the extent to which the sample in this study matches the population proportionally in terms of demographic variables
A hypothesis provides a means of ____ a theory
which of the following is not a testable hypothesis
refusing to help someone in need is morally wrong
self-report measures and observational measures are similar in that..
both can be influenced by social desirability concerns
Melissa's research examines the cognitive processes involved in persuasion and how those processes can be used to persuade women to have yearly mammograms. This work represents an integration of...
basic and applied research
Construct validity is best defined as the extent to which..
the operational definitions reflect the conceptual variables of interest
An organized set of principles used to explain observed phenomena is called a...
In a study examining the creativity of children's paintings, several judges are asked to rate the creativity of each painting. The degree to which the judges agree in their ratings is assessed. What does this study reflect the use of?
What is a false concerning research question in social psychology?
Social psychologists can only develop testable research questions by reading about prior research in the field
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