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Practice MCQ Social Psychology Final

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1. What is Dehumanisation?
a) Denying someones humanness
b) Likening someone to a nonhuman
c) Treating someone as if a nonhuman
d) All of the above

2. Which statement is false?


a) Kelmans (1976) theory of dehumanisation said that by denying anothers identity and community,
they become deindividuated, and are no longer meaningfully connected to others.
b) Opotow (1990) theorised that dehumanisation fell onto a continuum in terms of moral exclusion,
from condensation through to genocide.
c) Bar-Tal (2000) theorised that dehumanisation is centred around negative emotions and feelings. It
is linked to trait aggression.
d) Bandura (2002) looked at dehumanisation at the individual level. When you dehumanise someone
else, it makes them seem less morally worthy, and makes you less subject to self-condemnation and
empathetic distress.

3. In Leyens et al. (2003), it was found that:


a) People ascribe primary emotions to both ingroups and outgroups
b) People ascribe secondary emotions to outgroups more than ingroups
c)People ascribe secondary emotions to ingroups more than outgroups
d) a and b
e) a and c

4. According to Ves et al (2003), if you got an angry email from someone, you would distance yourself
the least if:
a) It was from an outgroup member, and used secondary emotions more
b) It was from an ingroup member, and used primary emotions more
c) It was from an out group member, and used primary emotions more
d) It was from an ingroup member, and used secondary emotions more

5. The opposite of human nature is ______, while the opposite of animalistic dehumanisation is
______.
a) human uniqueness, mechanical dehumanisation
b) mechanical dehumanisation, human uniqueness

6. When you have more moral agency, you are less responsible for things that happen; when you
have more moral experience, you have less rights.
a) True
b) False

7. In Surguy et al (2010), it was found that:


a) Both men and women talked significantly less when the camera was focused on their body, in a
video interaction
b) Only women talked significantly less when the camera was focused on their body
c) Nicolas Levy talked significantly more in all conditions, just cus he likes giving us loads of stuff to
study
8. If you are excluded in a game of Cyberball, you will:
a) Self-dehumanise yourself in the human nature domain
b) Self-dehumanise yourself in the human uniqueness domain
c) Dehumanise others in the human nature domain
d) a and c
e) b and c

9. In western cultures, we tend to see an _______ view of the self, whereas in eastern cultures, we
see an ______ view of the self.
a) independent, interdependent
b) interdependent, independent

10. Research shows that which of the following statements is true?


a) Children report that parents know them best until the age of 7
b) We think that others know themselves better than we know ourselves
c) Others, who are close to you, know you as well as you know yourself
d) You think close others know you better that you know them

11. Which of the following is NOT one of the 4 routes to self-knowledge?


a) Introspection
b) The Mirror Self
c) Self-perception
d) Social Comparison
e) Social Achievement

12. Which is an example of introspection?


a) When you compare your grades to others, and you find out that you and all of your friends (who
did these practice MCQS) got HDs in the social psych exam. WOWZA you and yo friends are so smart!
b) Lisa Williams calls you up to say, Hey buddy, you just got an HD on the social psych exam! You
must be so happy. So then, you are happy.
c) When you realise that you are so happy because you just got the best mark ever in your social
psych final! And its totally not just because you had the best chocolate cake ever that was made by
Nigella Lawson literally 5mins ago.

13. In the experiment conducted by Ditto et al (2003), participants in the colour change condition
wait 60% longer that those in the no change condition because:
a) They were more motivated to find out whether they had pancreatic cancer or not
b) Participants in the no change condition were motivated to avoid negative info about the self. No
one likes self-criticism!

14. Self-enhancement is:


a) A component of CBT therapy where patients learn strategies for personal growth
b) A tendency to entertain unrealistically positive self-evaluations that reflect a general, enduring
pattern of error
c) Another term for cosmetic surgery
Answers
1. d
2. c
3. e
4. d
5. b
6. b
7. b
8. d
9. a
10. c
11. e
12. c
13. b
14. b