Assuming that everyone else is staring at the pimple on your chin is an example of the:
Being a musician in a band, you seem to pay attention when other people are discussing music and easily remember their musical preferences. This tendency is referred to as the:
The extent to which we evaluate our abilities and opinions by comparing ourselves to others is called:
You attend a self-help discussion group, where the leader is encouraging people to think of themselves as the writers, directors, and actors of their own lives. The group leader is hoping people will adopt a(n) _______ locus of control.
Blaming the tree for getting in your way after you crashed the car is an example of:
A Self-Serving Bias
In Savitsky and Gilovich’s study, public speakers who were informed about the illusion-of-transparency phenomenon felt
Better about their speech and appearance.
Which statement about predicting your own behaviors or relationships is TRUE?
The people who know you can probably predict your behaviors better than you.
Baumeister (2003) reported that people who engaged in sexual activity at an early age, teen gang leaders, terrorists, and men in prison for committing violent crimes tend to possess
Adjusting one’s behavior in response to external situations to create the desired impression.
Which of the following is an example of unrealistic optimism?
I’m sure I’ll get a great job when I graduate.
In 1969, social psychologist Allan Wicker completed a review of dozens of research studies and concluded that people’s expressed attitudes _______ predicted their varying behaviors.
Jeremy loses his former interest in doing arithmetic after his teacher promises him $1 for each problem he solves correctly. Which theory best explains Jeremy’s loss of interest in arithmetic?
A research study had experimental participants perform a dull task but paid them to lie by telling a prospective participant that the task had been enjoyable. Results showed that the participants who were paid _______ came to believe that the task had been _______.
$1; Interesting and enjoyable
People are _________ to comply with a large request if they comply with a small request first.
A set of norms that defines how people in a given social position ought to behave is what social psychologists call a(n):
You receive more than one marriage proposal, and after deciding on who you wish to spend your life with, dissonance theory would predict that you would _______ the individual whose proposal you did accept.
According to the overjustification effect, promising children a reward for doing what they already intrinsically enjoy will
Lead to less enjoyment of the activity
Which of the following is NOT one of the theories presented in the text as an explanation for why attitudes follow behavior?
Your research paper, which you don’t want to write, is due in two months. The best way deal with it, according to the research, is to:
Start the paper and you will feel better about wanting to do it.
Attitudes include all of the following EXCEPT:
Sharon typically watches televised news stations that support her existing political beliefs. She is less inclined to watch the news on other stations, as it may disprove her preconceptions. Sharon’s approach illustrates the:
On the first day of class, we see a middle-aged man at the front of the room, talking to a younger man. If we assume the older man is the professor and the younger man is the student, we are relying on what heuristic?
Your summer vacation was perhaps not an overwhelmingly positive event, but during the final week of August, you remember it as being a fantastic time. This is an example of:
Reconstructing our past attitudes
You attend a party where you do not know anyone, but expect that people will be friendly. You behave in a warm and sociable manner. Your behavior, in turn, leads to other people being friendly to you. This situation can best be described as:
A fellow student is consistently late for class. You assume this is because he is lazy and unorganized. What type of attribution are you making for his behavior?
Although you once earned a 100 on your physics exam, you have subsequently been unable to earn a perfect score again. Your experience may be understood in terms of:
Regression towards the average
After breaking up with your boyfriend, you imagine that you would still be with him if you had treated him more considerately. This is an example of:
teenagers downloading music
Fundamental attribution error
“Implicit” thinking that is effortless, habitual, and without awareness is called:
Each semester you repeatedly underestimate how long it will take you to complete a research paper that is due at the end of the term. Your behavior is an example of the:
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