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Test 1 Social Psychology

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1. Which core concern of social psychology is most likely to be interested in studying different styles of leadership?
the study of the impact of an individual member on a group
The interpretive perspective on socialization is based on what larger theoretical perspective?
symbolic interactionism
As she grew older, Kendra realized that she held many of the same beliefs her parents had about what is socially acceptable. Which process of socialization offers the best explanation for why Kendra and her parents agree on acceptable standards of behavior?
Frieda was not punished for denting her moms car because nothing serious happened. This is an example of what type of moral reasoning?
preconventional morality
Outcomes of socialization include all of the following, except
A desire for higher education
Which perspective of socialization draws on symbolic interaction theory and focuses on social interaction as the medium through which children acquire and reproduce culture?
interpretive perspective
Recurrent and predictable activities that are basic to day-to-day social life are referred to as
cultural routines
Which social psychology theoretical perspective argues that inconsistent beliefs produce changes in behavior?
Cognitive theory
After watching her father burn his finger on a hot iron, a young child learns not to touch the iron when the red light is on. This is an example of
observational learning
Children learn gender appropriate behaviors by all of the following ways, except
Following innate feelings on how to express either their feelings of masculinity or femininity
A cognitive structure that contains specific ideas about how teachers and students should act in a classroom setting and what that setting will be like is an example of a
All of the following are major components of the life course, except
child care
Despite her patient's lack of health insurance, the doctor was compelled by her own standards of ethical behavior to render whatever care was necessary, regardless of the price. This is an example of what type of moral reasoning?
postconventional morality
Which of the following is NOT a level of moral reasoning in Kohlbergs model of moral development?
postmodern morality
The organized structure of cognitions or thoughts we have about ourselves is called
Convincing a target person that you are needy and deserving is what type of tactic?
Acquiring our self-concept from our perception of what others think of us is called
looking-glass self
When we organize our identities in a hierarchy according to their salience, we are doing so according to their
relative importance to the self-schema
The idea that people base their self-schema on the reactions they perceive from others during social interaction is called
reflected appraisals
In order to restore or save face, a person may do all of the following, except
become physical and hurt someone
Which tactic includes the expression of insincere agreement on important issues in order to curry favor from a target person?
opinion conformity
A concept of the self in a particular role is
a role identity
Attempts to increase a target person's liking for us is referred to as
Our self-concepts arise from
our interpretation of the feedback we receive from others
Social Psychology
The field systematically studies the nature and causes of human social behavior.
Alter casting
Tactics we use to impose role and identities on others that produce outcomes to our advantage.
Birth Cohort
A group of people who were born during the same period of one or several years, and therefore you share the same particular historical events around the same age.
Interaction across gender boundaries that is based on and strengthens such boundaries.
Cognitive process
The mental activities of an individual, including perception, memory, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making.
Cognitive structure
Any form of organization among a person's concepts and beliefs.
Cognitive Theory
A theoretical perspective based on the premise that an individuals mental activities are important determinants of behavior.
A process of learning in which, if a person performs a particular response and if this response is then reinforced, the response is strengthened.
The second crucial step in the genesis of self is:
role taking
Which of the following social scientists coined the term looking-glass self?
According to Mead, in the ________ stage, children take the roles of others one at a time.
During the ________ stage, children learn that different roles relate to one another in specified ways.
When we imagine what the group expects of us, we are taking the role of:
the generalized other
which of the following statements is false?
a) We conform more with the role expectations attached to the identities that we consider the least important.
b) The more salient an identity, the more likely we are to perceive that situations offer opportunities to enact that identity.
c) We are more active in seeking opportunities to enact salient identities.
d) The more salient an identity is to us, the more frequently we choose to perform activities that express that identity.
a) We conform more with the role expectations attached to the identities that we consider the least important
We tend to enact identities likely to bring:
a. explicit benefits.
b. extrinsic rewards.
c. both intrinsic gratifications and extrinsic rewards.
d. intrinsic gratifications.
c. both intrinsic gratifications and extrinsic rewards.
Which of the following is an example of intrinsic gratifications?
a. sense of accomplishment
b. none of these choices
c. increased pay
d. praise
a. sense of accomplishment
Which of the following is an example of extrinsic rewards?
a. praise
b. all of these choices
c. sense of accomplishment
d. pride
a. praise
Which of the following statements is false?
a. The self-schema determines how we receive and process feedback.
b. The self-schema influences the way we interpret feedback.
c. The self-schema does not influence memory.
d. The self-schema influences the processing of incoming information.
c. The self-schema does not influence memory.
According to ________ theory, the two types of discrepancy produce two different emotional states.
a. self-discrepancy
b. identity control
c. reflective appraisal
d. extrinsic rewards
a. self-discrepancy
The unaware, automatic evaluation of the self is referred to as:
a. explicit self-concept.
b. implicit self-concept.
c. implicit self-esteem.
d. explicit self-esteem.
d. explicit self-esteem.
Which of the following statements about self-esteem is false?
a. People with low self-esteem expect to perform poorly and usually do.
b. People with negative self-views seek people who think highly of them.
c. People with higher self-esteem may assert their opinions more forcefully.
d. People with high self-esteem expect to perform well and usually do.
b. People with negative self-views seek people who think highly of them.
The _________________ comprises our perceptions of our social identities and personal qualities and our generalizations about the self based on experience.
The role _________________ we develop depend on the social positions available to us in society.
When there is a _________________ , a component of the actual self is the opposite of a component of the ideal self or the ought self, we experience discomfort.
The evaluative component of self-concept is called _________________ .
Initial attraction is influenced by:
a. physical attractiveness.
b. processes of interpersonal exchange.
c. social norms.
d. all of these choices.
d. all of these choices.
In the U.S. society, there is a norm requiring that friends, lovers, and spouses be similar in age, race, religion, and socioeconomic status. This is called:
a. the norm of heterogamy.
b. the norm of androgamy.
c. the norm of homogamy.
d. the norm of hexogamy.
c. the norm of homogamy.
According to the evolutionary perspective, we prefer young, attractive partners because they have:
a. more opportunities for social mobility.
b. high reproductive potential.
c. access to more cultural resources.
d. none of these choices.
b. high reproductive potential.
"People evaluate interactions and relationships in terms of the rewards and costs that each is likely to entail." This statement most closely reflects:
a. exchange theory.
b. mere exposure theory.
c. reciprocal liking theory.
d. evolutionary theory.
a. exchange theory
According to the text, self-disclosure:
a. depends on gender.
b. reflects reciprocity.
c. all of these choices.
d. increases as a relationship grows.
c. all of these choices.
"We expect to get more out of the relationship if we put more into it. Thus, we compare our outcomes to the outcomes our partner is receiving." This statement most closely reflects:
a. reciprocity theory.
b. mere equality theory.
c. equity theory.
d. exchange theory.
c. equity theory.
A _________________ is a sequence of roles that a person enacts during his or her lifetime.
People's self-schema
a. influence the processing of incoming information
b. influence the interpretation of feedback
c. influence their memory
d. all of the above
d. all of the above
The relative importance of an identity in a person's self-schema is called
Anna is a very devout Muslim, and most of her friends are as well. Anna often looks for opportunities in her everyday life to talk to others about her faith and enjoys going to informal and formal religious services. Given this information, one can safely argue that Anna's identity as a Muslim is high in
A concept of the self in a particular role is
Role Identity
The active structure of ideas and knowledge we have about ourselves that we use in processing information is called
Our society expects us to become grandparents at around age 45-65. This is an example of
Normative life stage
How a person feels about being a member of a particular group is called
Group self-esteem
The theory that assumes that actors are interested in maximizing socially mediated rewards in their interactions, such as money, goods, etc. while minimizing costs is referred to as _____.
social exchange theory
A state in which the self is taken as object and focuses on its own appearance, thoughts, and actions is called
Joe is a member of a fraternity on campus. When he is at the fraternity house, Joe thinks of himself as a brother. When Joe is in class, he thinks of himself as a student. This is an example of
situated self
The act of revealing personal info about oneself to another person is
A set of interrelated propositions that organizes and explains a set of observed facts; a network of hypotheses that may be used as a basis for prediction.
Theories that make broad assumptions about human nature and offer general explanation of a wide range of diverse behaviors.
Theoretical perspectives
Demands made on a person that exceed the individual's ability to cope with them.
Personal characteristics that others view as insurmountable handicaps preventing competent or morally trustworthy behavior.
A person in this case the learner can acquire new responses without enacting them simple by observing the behavior of another person (the model).
Social Learning Theory
Process which individuals learn skills, knowledge , values, motives, and roles appropriate to their positions in a group or society.
reflects how we expect ourselves to think, feel, behave in a particular situation
self schema
An individuals use of internalized standards to judge his or her own behavior and reward the self.
All conscious and unconscious attempts by people to control the images of self they project in social interaction.
Individual viewed as both the active source and the passive object of reflexive behavior.
A specific cognitive structure that organizes the processing of complex information about other persons, groups, and situations.
conception of the attitudes and expectations held in common by the members of the organized groups with whom they interact.
Generalized Other
Authentic is creating an image consistent with our self view.
Ideal is our most appropriate public image our ideal self.
Tactical is a public image consistent with what others expect of us.
Setting used to manage appearence. People allow themselves to violate appearence while they prepare, rehearse, and rehash perfomances.
Back Region
Behavior that results from the motivation to obtain a reward, or avoid a punishment controlled by someone else.
Extrinsically motivated behavior
Behavior that results from the motivation to achieve an internal state that an individual finds rewarding.
Intrinsically motivated behavior
process of learning in which the learner watches another person's response and observes whether that person receives reinforcement.
People use to specify who they are.
Any favorable outcome or consequence that results from a behavioral response by a person.
Theoretical perspectives based on the premise that social behavior is governed by external events, especially rewards and punishments.
Reinforcement Theory
A set of functions to be performed by a person on behalf of a group which he or she is a member.
Individuals concept of self in specific social roles.
Role identities
Process of imagining the role of another person situation.
Role Taking
Theoretical perspective based on the premise that a substantial portion of observable, day to day social behavior is simply persons carrying out role expectations.
Role Theory