Describe what the field of social psychology focuses on and seeks to understand through research and the related questions that it endeavors to answer.

Answer the test questions thoroughly, substantively and in narrative format (in paragraphs and complete

sentences; lists, sentence fragments and bulletted items are not permitted). Base each answer on an

assigned reading from the weekly course Lessons. Answers may range from 100 to 300 words with some

requiring more detail and longer lengths and some requiring less. Quoting is not permitted. All answers

must be paraphrased (which means restating what you read in your own words).

Question 1 of 12

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Describe what the field of social psychology focuses on and seeks to understand through research and

the related questions that it endeavors to answer.

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Compare and contrast the social psychology constructs of social perception and self-perception. Include

in your answer the key concepts of at least two theories from our readings related to each construct.

Question 3 of 12

Describe factors which contribute to a strong attitude-behavior relationship.

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Question 4 of 12

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Explain the differences in thoughtful and spontaneous processing and the benefits of targeting messages

toward each type.

Question 5 of 12

Describe three methods of preventing persuasion.

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Question 6 of 12

Differentiate the forming, norming, storming and adjourning stages of group development.

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What are the dangers of groupthink?

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Question 8 of 12

A fellow online student and friend asks you to take a course exam for her by logging in with her user id

and password. You, of course, say no because such cheating would place you at high risk of receiving

academic disciplinary action, including expulsion. Your friend then changes her request to asking if you

will help her study for the exam, to which you say yes. Which compliance gaining technique is what

transpires between the two of you an example of and why does it work?

Question 9 of 12

Describe three factors which influence interpersonal attraction.

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Question 10 of 12

What hypothesized cause of aggression did Albert Bandura’s famous Bobo doll experiment investigate

and how?

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Question 11 of 12

Describe an event and the public’s reaction to it that exemplifies the negative mood state reduction

explanation for why people engage in prosocial behavior.

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Question 12 of 12

How does the military battle commitment to “leave no man behind” exemplify the vested interest model of

human helping behavior.

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