PYC3701 - Social Psychology (2021 - Semester 1 and Semester 2 - Assignment 1 Answers)
PYC3701 – Social Psychology
2021 - Assignment #1
Unique Number: (Semester 1) and (Semester 2)
The process during which we interpret, analyse, remember, and use information about the social world is known as...
2. automatic processing
3. social cognition
One way to manage information overload is to make use of...
1. mental shortcuts such as heuristics
2. the anchoring and adjustment stratagem
3. automatic priming
4. the complexity schema
Decisions made on the basis of the representativeness heuristic may be flawed because they tend to ignore information about...
1. base rates
3. rational processing schemes
4. automatic priming
The process whereby we seek to know and understand other is called ... , and frequently makes use of ...
1. social awareness; not really caring about people
2. social attribution; impression management
3. social perception; nonverbal communication
4. social consistency; correspondence basis
We might think that a waiter who flirts with a customer does so because he/she likes to flirt if we notice that other waiters avoid flirting with that customer. This best represents the concept of low...
1. nonconunon effect
Members of collectivistic cultures are more likely to recognize more of the situational determinants of behaviour than are members of individualistic cultures. As a result, members of collectivist societies are...
1. somewhat less likely to make the fundamental attribution error.
2. a great deal more likely to make the fundamental attribution error.
3. unaware of the fundamental attribution error.
4. somewhat more likely to make the fundamental attribution error.
Socially introverted individuals who use Facebook or other online social programs tend to...
1. not be able to transfer their online personas into the real world.
2. create completely unattainable identities online.
3. become more introverted because their social interaction is only occurring online.
4. benefit from receiving validation of a possible self and may improve social success offline.
Introspection is an effective means of understanding ourselves when the...
1. individuals is attempting to understand the reasons for his or her feelings about something important.
2. focus is on unconscious affective factors.
3. focus is on a conscious decision-making process.
4. individual displays an introverted personality configuration.
George was listening as a friend described him to someone else on the telephone. His friend’s description included “friendly, taller, active” and similar terms. As a result, George is now probably thinking of himself in terms of...
1. collectivist relationships
2. indeterminant relationships
3. intergroup comparisons
4. intragroup comparisons
1. the mechanisms we use to reduce dissonance.
2. the mechanisms we can use to protect ourselves from unwanted views of ourselves.
3. the process by which we adjust or adapt our behaviour to particular circumstances.
4. our evaluations of different aspects of the social world.
According to the process of instrumental conditioning behaviour will be displayed often by an individual if...
1. it is reinforced
2. the individual sees a role model perform the action
3. it is ignored
4. it is preceded by a pleasant subliminal stimulus
An anti-smoking advertisement that features photographs of diseased lungs, people using oxygen tanks to offset the effect of lung diseases, and funerals, but does not include information about quitting smoking, is likely to be ineffective because it will probably...
1. induce too much fear
2. induce a desire to smoke more among some people
3. trivialize the consequences of smoking
4. create cognitive dissonance in viewers
Prejudice can be ... or ...
1. cognitive; subtle
2. blatant; subtle
3. affective; evaluative
4. affective; well-reasoned
One result of tokenism is that it...
1. can damage the self-esteem and confidence of tokenised individuals.
2. increases the likelihood of minority group protests.
3. increases the likelihood of affirmative action lawsuits.
4. damages the self-esteem of biased majority-group members.
Candy is washing the dishes and asks her brother to help by drying them. Her brother says that dishes are women’s work, which makes their father smile. Her brother sees the smile and walks away. This scenario’s is an example of prejudice as a result of ...
1. social learning
2. social assimilation
3. incidental feelings
4. social discriminationLast document update: 1 month ago