Social Psychology

Q: The real danger of "groupthink" is that it

(a) :  is contagious.
(b) :  occurs in cohesive groups.
(c) :  disrupts coordinated efforts at group problem solving.
(d) :  leads to a suspension of critical thinking.
(e) :  None of the Above
Answer:  leads to a suspension of critical thinking.
Explanation:  

Q: In general, helping behavior in emergency situations is discouraged by

(a) :  the presence of a large number of persons.
(b) :  low costs associated with helping.
(c) :  smaller social distance between the helper and the victim.
(d) :  fear of cognitive dissonance.
(e) :  None of the Above
Answer:  the presence of a large number of persons.
Explanation:  

Q: An example of a superordinate goal is

(a) :  getting good grades.
(b) :  making money.
(c) :  making friends.
(d) :  protecting clean water supplies.
(e) :  None of the Above
Answer:  protecting clean water supplies.
Explanation:  

Q: Zimbardo interpreted the results of his simulated prison study as an indication of the

(a) :  powerful influence of roles on people.
(b) :  tendency to show compassion to people in need.
(c) :  weakness of social pressure in some situations.
(d) :  tendency to displace aggression.
(e) :  None of the Above
Answer:  powerful influence of roles on people.
Explanation:  

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