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When Jacob's girlfriend and her friends stopped by his house during a basketball game with his friends, Jacob's performance increased slightly due to what Zajonc calls
When he was just learning how to play tennis, Dave did worse when in the presence of others in a phenomenon known as
We commit this error when we overestimate the impact of dispositional influences on other people's behavior. For example, when a driver cuts us off in traffic we immediately think that driver is "a jerk" when a better explanation, such as he or she is rushing to get to the hospital, is true.
Fundamental attribution error
Compartmental attribution error
Dispositional attribution error
Judgmental attribution error
After a particularly difficult psychology exam, you and your friends confide in one another about the test comparing your answers and reactions to the test. Leon Festinger called this ________ theory.
Coworkers in one office building noticed a foul odor outside and suspected in might be a terrorist plot using a biochemical weapon. Soon, a number of reporters covered the story and reports of foul odors were popping up everywhere. Despite the mayor and the sewer department stating that a sublet in the sewer had burst, workers were convinced of the possible attack. This phenomenon is better explained by
Although he knew he was right, Paul changed his answer under pressure from the other three members on the panel. Paul's behavior demonstrates the power of
the social foci.
the social attribution error.
People with low self-esteem are prone to conformity; however, _____ are more likely to conform than ______.
Asians; African Americans
African Americans; Asians
Devoid of any retribution, given the size of the stadium, thousands of fans swarmed the field, climbing on the goal posts, yelling, screaming, and taking their clothes off. This behavior of normally mild-mannered citizens is known as
In his famous study, he recruited college students to portray either guards or prisoners with some rather shocking results.
The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the
explosion, and countless other meetings where group unanimity at the expense of critical thinking and sound decision making is overlooked is known as
In order to reduce the influence of cults, McGuire demonstrated that the best way is to first introduce reasons why the perspective might be correct and then debunk it in an approach known as
In Milgram's famous shock experiment, _____% of subjects displayed complete compliance.
One of the key themes in Milgram's paradigm is the _____ the psychological distance between the teacher/participant and the experimenter, the _____ is the obedience.
The second key theme in Milgram's paradigm is the ___________ the psychological distance between the teacher and learner, the ________ is the obedience.
You are walking downtown one day and find a man wearing street clothes who is slumped on the sidewalk. You look around and see others walking and not playing attention. Thus, you decide to do the same thing. You have demonstrated
The reduction in feelings of personal responsibility in the presence of others is called
illusion of responsibility.
infusion of responsibility.
contusion of responsibility.
diffusion of responsibility.
You and your group have had four weeks to complete a group project for your economics class. You are now four days away from the due date, and you and one other group member have been putting in all of the time and effort. The other two members come occasionally to group meetings and due the minimal work required. This unfortunate situation is known as
Juan Carlos risked his life to save countless lives aboard the crashed commuter train that he was on. His unselfish act is known as
_____ aggression is prevalent in girls and involves spreading rumors, gossiping, and nonverbal putdowns.
A (n) _____ is a conclusion regarding factual evidence, while a(n) _____ is a belief that includes an emotional component.
Marcia is feeling bad about cheating on her exam because she thinks of herself as an honest person. She relieves her _____ by reasoning that she had to cheat because the professor's exam was not a fair test.
Your friend asks to borrow $50 from you. You tell him no. He then asks for a mere $10, which you gladly give him. Although you feel good to have helped him out, you may have just experienced the
A local charity sends you return mailing labels and asks you to contribute whatever you can. You go ahead and send $5. A month later, you receive another request, but this time for $10 along with numerous other charities to contribute to. You feel good that you contributed, but you may be experiencing the
Roger felt the need to blame other groups for his misfortunes despite the fact that he could have taken the reigns of his own life any time rather than wallowing in the _____ hypothesis.
Cathy's co-worker gets cancer and Cathy believes it is because he sometimes has a cigarette when he is stressed. This is called
a need to blame.
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