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A patient is becoming increasingly rude toward nursing staff and is demanding to be seen. The physician knows the patient to be a normally mild-mannered person. She concludes that the patient must be deeply distressed by the illness. This scenario best supports which of the following?

A

Cognitive dissonance

B

Attribution theory

C

Deviance

D

Stereotype

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People in Group A compare members of Group B to themselves. Members of Group A have a tendency to think their culture and customs are superior to those of Group B. This is an example of:

A

Attribution theory

B

Prejudice

C

Ethnocentrism

D

Self-fulfilling prophecy

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Two patients who are identical twins are diagnosed with the same psychiatric illness. However, patient A exhibits less severe symptoms than patient B. This could be a direct result of which of the following?

A

Patient A has more social support

B

Patient B has more social support

C

Patient B adheres to a proper treatment schedule more faithfully

D

Genetic differences cause Patient A to exhibit less severe symptoms

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In a community containing several different cultures, a medical practitioner notes that Culture A is high in fatalism (pre-determined fate). Culture B practices traditional medicine. Which of the following adequately describe medical concerns during treatment of disease in these cultures?

I. Culture B may use remedies which interfere with prescribed medications
II. Culture A may not adhere well to treatment schedules
III. Culture A and B may both seek out physicians more than needed
IV. Culture A and B may both seek out physicians at later illness stages than other cultures

A

I and III only

B

II and III only

C

I and IV only

D

I and II only

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A patient confides that "I find that others are reluctant to get as close as I would like. I often fear that my partner doesn't really love me or wont want to stay with me. I want to merge completely with another person, and this desire sometimes scares people away." Which of the following types of attachment style is the patient demonstrating?

A

Secure Attachment style

B

Anxious Attachment style

C

Avoidant Attachment style

D

Disorganized Attachment style

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Which of the following is an example of a self-fulfilling prophecy?

A

A child telling his parents that he is going to fail his science test; then he fails.

B

A child telling his parents that he is going to pass his science test easily and therefore does not need to study; then he fails.

C

A child telling his parents that he expects to fail his science test so he studies very hard and passes.

D

Parents telling their child that he is very smart and will pass his science test easily; the child therefore does not study and fails his test.

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Terry is a Chinese exchange student living in the United States while he attends high school. When he tells his classmates and teachers he is Chinese, they often say "you must be good at math." This is an example of:

A

cultural differences

B

prejudice

C

stereotype

D

collectivism

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The tendency to overestimate the role of disposition or personality traits and underestimate the role of situational factors, particularly when it comes to explaining the failures of others, is known as the:

A

Self-fulfilling prophecy

B

Fundamental attribution error

C

Actor-observer bias

D

Just-world phenomenon

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Which of the following statements BEST describes the relationship between ethnocentrism and cultural relativism?

A

Ethnocentrism refers to judging all others by one's own cultural values and beliefs; Cultural relativism is the belief that there are no universal standards by which all cultures should be judged.

B

Ethnocentrism refers to being able to identify a particular culture that has the highest morals and is the most virtuous; Cultural relativism refers to the belief that all cultures have pros and cons.

C

Ethnocentrism refers to the idea that everyone started out as part of one culture and eventually broke off into other subcultures; Cultural relativism refers to the belief that all cultures emerged independent from one another.

D

Ethnocentrism refers to the idea that only ethnicity matters when classifying different cultures; Cultural relativism refers to the belief that all pieces of an individual's identity is important when determining their culture.

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Which style of Parent-Child attachment would most likely be seen with a child who is described as "emotionally distant?"

A

secure attachment

B

avoidant attachment

C

anxious/ambivalent attachment

D

disorganized attachment

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John is driving in his car and is cut off by another driver. He immediately yells at the other car and calls the driver horrible and immoral. John is displaying which of the following?

A

Self-fulfilling prophecy

B

Fundamental Attribution Error

C

Stereotype threat

D

Interpersonal bias

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An experimenter by the name of Minard investigated the treatment of African American miners inside and outside of the mines. In the mines, most white miners treated African American coworkers with respect. However, above ground, the same white miners treated the same African Americans poorly. Which of the following underlies the reasons for the different treatment inside and outside the mines?

A

discrimination

B

racism

C

prejudice

D

intergroup conflict

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An African American student prepares for the SAT. On test day, he fills out the necessary forms including gender, race, age etc. During the exam, he finds that he is having more trouble remembering information he has read; he is continually returning to the passage for information. Ultimately, he earns a lower score. Which of the following explains this development?

A

Self-fulfilling prophecy

B

Stereotype Threat

C

Fundamental Attribution Error

D

Self-efficacy

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A mother brings her child in for his 9 month check up. The child will not go to you or the nurse. The baby will not let go of his mother and begins to cry. The only way that the baby seems comforted is if he is in the arms of his mother. The mother complains that she cannot even go to the restroom alone without the baby crying. What stage of development is the child in at this time?

A

Pre-attachment stage

B

Indiscriminate attachment stage

C

Discriminate attachment stage

D

Child is not in a stage, but demonstrating atypical attachment style

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Which would be considered a negative aspect of ethnocentrism?

A

A mother discourages her children from talking to any person outside of their own culture.

B

A mother preaches to her children lessons from their heritage and culture.

C

A mother teaches her children only their own religion, culture and traditions.

D

A mother allows her child to decide their own religion

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A researcher wishes to conduct a study of how the fundamental attribution error differs across cultures. Which of the following must the researcher obtain to complete the study?

A

Participant perceptions of dispositional and situational influences on behavior.

B

Transcripts of cross-cultural conflict-related dialogues.

C

Trait personality assessments and humanistic autobiographies.

D

An assessment of environmental impacts on participant personalities.

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A quasi-experimental study reveals that social support may mediate the relationship between domestic violence and employment. Based on this finding, a follow-up study is conducted in which social support is manipulated. Which of the following manipulations would have the greatest number of ethical issues associated with it?

A

Increasing social support for all study participants and measuring levels of perceived support.

B

Measuring employment as number of hours worked and not as wages earned.

C

Using a wait-list design in a longitudinal study.

D

Dividing participants into experimental and control groups in a cross-sectional study.

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What precedes prejudice, and what may result from it?

A

Discrimination; stereotyping

B

Rumination; stereotyping

C

Stereotyping; discrimination

D

Negative encounters; discrimination

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A quasi-experimental study reveals that social support may mediate the relationship between domestic violence and employment. Based on this finding, a follow-up study is conducted in which social support is manipulated. Which of the following manipulations would have the greatest number of ethical issues associated with it?

A

Increasing social support for all study participants and measuring levels of perceived support

B

Measuring employment as number of hours worked and not as wages earned

C

Using a wait-list design in a longitudinal study

D

Dividing participants into experimental and control groups in a cross-sectional study

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Which of the following is an example that showcases group polarization?

A

Groups members following through on commitments to other group members

B

Following group discussions, the dominant point of view is strengthened into a more extreme version (positive or negative) of that point of view

C

During group discussions, the group emphasizes consensus at the expense of critical thinking and/or decision making

D

A small fraction of group members shifting the dominant view (held by the rest of the group) to their point of view

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In social structure theory, which of the following best applies to functionalism?

A

Functionalists believe that social structures are irrelevant to society

B

Functionalism argues that social institutions have power over the masses

C

Functionalism argues that society is comprised of interconnected components

D

Functionalists argue that individuals learn society's expectations, values, and norms by performing trial and error on certain tasks and functions

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In social identity theories, which of the following is the best description of role-learning?

A

Individuals create and negotiate roles through the interactions they have with others

B

Individuals internalize and take on social roles from pre-existing frameworks

C

Social roles are fluid, not fixed and stable

D

Roles are meant to be learned in order to suppress unconscious motivations

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Which of the following is TRUE regarding self-actualization as argued by a humanistic psychologist?

A

Self-actualization is associated with peak experiences

B

Self-actualization is associated with extroversion

C

Self-actualization is innate

D

Self-actualization is a task confined to adolescence

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Which of the following is NOT an example of some form of social mobility?

A

Paul is moving into a new apartment and changes jobs as a barista from one coffee shop to another.

B

Lauren starts off at an entry-level position at an accounting firm and moves up to senior VP level within 20 years.

C

Stacey, a veteran TV writer, receives a 5% bonus compensation based on her salary.

D

George is a first-generation college student with immigrant parents who worked hard labor jobs throughout their lives.

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Which of the following is NOT an example of a fundamental attribution error?

A

Peter is standing in line at a coffee shop when a woman cuts in line further ahead of him. Peter attributes this action to the woman's selfish quality.

B

Sam slips on ice outside her apartment in plain view of her neighbor, Josh. Josh walks into his apartment, and Sam believes Josh must be running late for something.

C

Erin is driving her car and arrives at a red light. After the light turns green, Erin is just about to accelerate when a biker rides quickly in front of her through the biker's red light. Erin believes the biker to be reckless.

D

Jake is walking into a classroom a few paces behind another male student wearing headphones, who does not hold the door open. Jake is slightly perturbed and believes this student to be inconsiderate.

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Martin is walking to class when he is cut off by a biker who is trying to get the last spot at the nearby bike rack. If Martin reacts by yelling at the biker for being reckless, Martin's reaction would be an example of:

A

stereotyping.

B

fundamental attribution error.

C

deviance.

D

confirmation bias.

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Which of the following is an example of group polarization?

A

On the eve of a large group project being due, Eric does not submit his portion of the team project to the rest of his teammates until the last minute.

B

During a campus protest, a small group of administrators arrive to explain the school's position to the students. Afterwards, the students are more strongly unified in their position against the school.

C

After deliberation, a jury finds themselves split on their decision despite being closer to a consensus prior to the deliberation.

D

During a team discussion, Sarah takes the role of team leader and tries to persuade the group into a consensus for the sake of everyone's time.

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Stephen's bike breaks down on the way to class, and Stephen blames the bike for being old. This is an example that best represents which of the following theories of personality?

A

Behaviorism

B

Social cognitive theory

C

Psychoanalytic theory

D

Humanism

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Which scenario best illustrates forced cultural diffusion?

A

Switzerland borders Italy, Germany, and France, and its citizens often speak all three languages.

B

Japanese immigrants to the western Canada grow a vibrant Japanese food industry.

C

Locals who measure time from the sunrise adopt a 24-hour clock after colonization.

D

A large corporation adopts a new code of conduct after a string of fraud-related incidents.

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A person sees a beggar on a train who is able to walk and ask for food. The person concludes that the only reason the beggar is poor is because the beggar is too lazy to work. This conclusion is an example of:

A

stigma

B

fundamental attribution error

C

discrimination

D

paternalistic stereotype

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In a study, researchers provide a set of anti-smoking advertisements to high school students. Participants are asked to rate how effective they think the ads would be. Some subjects are shown the advertisements by a researcher who is smoking during the session while other subjects are shown the advertisements by a non-smoking researcher. The subjects rated the predicted efficacy of the ads as being lower when read by a smoker. This study best illustrates:

A

availability heuristic

B

self-fulfilling prophecy

C

prejudice

D

dissonance reduction

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Catalina is a recent immigrant for whom English is a second language. Most of her friends are also recent immigrants who struggle with English, despite the fact that Catalina's English is well-refined. If Catalina is experiencing a stereotype threat, which of the following would occur?

A

Catalina performs poorly on her geometry exam after hearing it was difficult from many of her friends.

B

Catalina suspects that her English teacher does not like her and she suspects it is because Catalina is an immigrant.

C

Catalina performs poorly on her English exam after witnessing many of her immigrant friends struggle and non-immigrant friends perform well.

D

Catalina practices speaking without an accent so she can fit in with her non-immigrant friends.

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A study is conducted in which participants are asked to watch a video of a person stealing money from a blind homeless person on the street while people passing by notice and do nothing. Despite seeing almost nobody confront the thief on the video, the participants overwhelmingly indicate they would have intervened. The participants' responses best illustrate which of the following?

A

modeling

B

social loafing

C

bystander effect

D

fundamental attribution error

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Which of the following best depicts a person experiencing aversive prejudice against a racial minority?

A

The person actively speaks out against institutional racism on public, but when walking alone will cross the street to avoid walking past individuals of the racial minority.

B

The person actively avoids discussion about racial issues.

C

The person becomes visibly upset when a family member enters a relationship with a member of the racial minority.

D

The person is themselves a member of the racial minority and feels guilty about being a member of that race.

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Which of the following best describes the difference between a high- and low-warmth stereotype?

A

High warmth stereotypes include groups of people who are emotionally close to a person while low-warmth stereotypes include groups of people who are not within an individual's social circle.

B

High warmth stereotypes include groups of people who have a desirable trait or accomplishment while low-warmth stereotypes include groups of people who have an undesirable trait or accomplishment.

C

High warmth stereotypes are used for people who have social status while low-warmth stereotypes are used for people who lack social status.

D

High warmth stereotypes are used for the destitute while low warmth stereotypes are used for the affluent.

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A young woman is about to interview for a small company for a new hire. Out of 18 employees, she realizes she would be the first woman the company has hired. As a result she becomes anxious and underperforms in her interview. Her situation can best be described as:

A

status quo bias.

B

self-fulfilling prophecy.

C

stigma.

D

stereotype threat.

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When driving by an unemployment line, observers are more likely to think the people in the line must have done something wrong to be out of work. According to research on attribution theory, how do people in the line think about why they are in the line?

A

People in the line are more likely to blame themselves for being at fault.

B

People in the line are more likely to blame the economy.

C

People in the line are more likely to blame a character flaw or bad habit

D

People in the line may vary their responses depending on whether or not they believe the world is fair.

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A researcher observes the behavior of a toddler when in a new and unfamiliar environment. The toddler explores the environment for a few moments, then goes back to his mother and hugs her leg for a few seconds. Then the toddler explores a little more. Which of the below conclusions can be made about the toddler's future personality?

A

The toddler will not grow up to have high self-esteem and good grades.

B

The toddler will most likely develop into a normal, well-adjusted adult.

C

The toddler has already shown symptoms of anxiety and nervousness, and this is a cautionary sign.

D

The toddler will most likely suffer from maladjustment.

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In a theoretical country, there are several defined races, which are based mostly on the curliness of the individual's hair. There happen to be various stereotypes tied to different races, with straight-haired individuals viewed as less sophisticated and intelligent when compared with their curly-haired counterparts. This hypothetical situation serves to reflect:

A

functionalism.

B

symbolic interactionism.

C

social constructionism.

D

conflict theory.

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Person A is walking in the streets of New York City and person B runs into them and does not apologize. Person A views person B as poor-natured and reckless. This situation serves as an example of:

A

fundamental attribution error

B

self-serving bias

C

out-group thinking

D

behaviorist theory

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As per the dramaturgical approach to social interaction, an example of the front stage self would be:

A

behaviors of an individual as they prepare dinner with their significant other at home.

B

a group of individuals completing a task with greater efficiency than just a single individual.

C

an in-group protesting against an out-group moving into the community.

D

a CEO making a presentation to a small board of investors.

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Which of the following is considered an agent of socialization?
I. social media
II. government institutions
III. family members

A

III only

B

I and III only

C

II only

D

I, II and III

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Which of the following is true regarding stereotypes?

A

they must be negative

B

they can be positive or negative, but not neutral

C

stereotype threat relates to changes in stereotypes over time

D

it relies on the belief that all members of a particular group share a certain trait

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Social facilitation refers a phenomenon where:

A

society works as a cohesive unit to accomplish large projects.

B

individuals in a crowd will not aid a person in trouble.

C

the tendency of societies to become more moral over time.

D

an individual performs better in the presence of others.

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Q:

Which of the following is NOT a component of emotional intelligence?

A

managing the emotions of others

B

reacting with appropriate emotions

C

understanding one's own emotional state

D

having varying extremes of emotion during daily conversation

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Q:

Symbolic culture:

A

is a subset of non-material culture.

B

is a subset of material culture.

C

reflects physical objects in the world which may serve as symbolic to groups of individuals.

D

is typically not a component of cultural norms and values.

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Social facilitation describes the phenomenon of:

A

individuals from various cultures learning the norms of the majority culture.

B

using government and centralized agencies to promote cultural norms.

C

disinhibition of individuals when they are in large groups.

D

people performing differently with respect to tasks when others are watching.

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Q:

Imitation by children of their surroundings is a critical component of:

A

socialization.

B

out-group development.

C

self efficacy.

D

development of a locus of control.

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Q:

A physician recommends a blood transfusion to a patient, however the patient declines this intervention based on religious grounds. The physician is understanding and works to provide optimal non-transfusion based care. This serves as an example of:

A

ethnocentricism.

B

multiculturalism.

C

assimilation.

D

cultural relativism.

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