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Social Psych Quiz 4
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Willis and Todorov (2006) showed college students photos of strangers' faces and found which of the following?
Even when they saw the photos for less than one second, participants' ratings of the faces were highly correlated with the ratings made by others who were allowed to look at the faces for as long as they wanted to.
Research on perception of complex action, such as athletic activity, indicates that compared to people who break the event up into gross units, those who break the event up into fine units tend to
remember more details about the event.
Jerry makes frequent eye contact with the person to whom he is talking. This is most likely to elicit
a positive impression if the person to whom Jerry is talking is a friend, and a negative impression if this person is an enemy.
Which of the following is supported by research on deception?
People are more accurate at detecting deception if they focus on body movements rather than facial expressions.
Jorge watches his friend Nina interacting with others and makes a situational attribution for her behavior. Jorge believes that
Nina's behavior is best explained by the circumstances surrounding the encounter.
The system that social perceivers rely on first is
intuitive and automatic.
According to Medvec's research on counterfactual thinking among Olympic medalists, which of the following is true?
Silver medalists are less happy with their standing than bronze medalists, because silver medalists think about how they could have done better and won the gold.
You hear Tiger Woods doing a radio commercial for Buick. Even though you know that Woods did not write the commercial himself, was paid to provide the voice-over for the commercial, and probably does not drive a Buick in real life, you still think that at some level, at least, Woods must think highly of Buicks. This is an example of
fundamental attribution error.
One way of defending our belief in a just world when we observe a victim suffering is to
disparage the victim.
According to research by Dunning and Balcetis (2010), participants who were thirsty
estimated that a bottle of water across the table was closer than participants who were quenched estimated.
__________ theory combines the personal dispositions of the perceiver with a weighted average of the target person's characteristics.
Information integration v
Implicit personality theories suggest that if we know Yael is an extrovert, we would
assume she also possesses other traits related to extroversion
A baseball manager who clings to old strategies that are ineffective, a lawyer who selects juries according to false stereotypes, and a political leader who does not withdraw support for a failing program are all exhibiting
Which of the following is the best example of a self-fulfilling prophecy?
When minority candidates perform more poorly in interviews because interviewers act on their expectations that these candidates are unprepared
Which of the following statements best describes our current state of knowledge regarding social perception?
People frequently exhibit bias in their perceptions of others. However, their biases do not necessarily result in inaccurate impression formation.
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