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Quiz:  Social Psychology


 

This information gathered for this quiz comes from Psychology 101, Chapter 8: Social Psychology

 


Directions:  Respond to the following items with either true or false.  When you have responded to all items, click the Score button at the bottom of the page.


1.

The fundamental attribution error refers to our tendency to equate success with internal attributes.
    True
    False

2.

We give some people referent power because of our respect for them.
    True
    False

3.

Expert power is the power to punish.
    True
    False

4.

According to social psychology research, we tend to perform better on tasks that are difficult if others are watching us.
    True
    False

5. 

Group think results in impulsive decisions and the failure to look at all sides of an issue..
    True
    False

6.

Group polarization refers to a groups tendency to split into opposite sides or poles and therefore fail to make a decision.
    True
    False

7.

As group size increases, the individual contribution tends to decrease disproportionately.
    True
    False

8.

The bystander effect refers to our tendency to overlook a crime in process and not assist if other people are present.
    True
    False

9.

If we are successful in changing a person's behavior, it is more likely than not that their belief system will also change.
    True
    False

10.

People with low self-esteem tend to be more susceptible to the influence of others.
    True
    False


 

 

 

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