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Date Created: 12/03/15
Social Psychology Final Exam Study Questions Fall 2015 1 Think of the topic you have found most intriguing this semester What is a research question in this area that you would like to see addressed Provide the outline of a design of a study to address this question Include the following the speci c hypothesis the IV and DV there could be more than one of each the participants you would use and why the type of design e your procedure for collecting data f any problems you may need to consider eg confounding variables ethical issues etc on cm 2 De ne attribution and describe THREE attributional biases each appearing in a different chapter For each bias provide a scenario that demonstrates how that attributional bias could lead someone to inappropriate reactionsbehavior 3 Imagine that you are in a very happy mood today Based on the research ndings we ve discussed over the course of the semester what are THREE different ways that this mood might impact you today provide speci c examples and clarify the reason that mood would have that impact 4 Imagine that your best friend has a prejudice that you would like to change Based on what you learned from at least THREE different chapters literally and speci cally how would you go about trying to change this attitude What are some obstacles that you might encounter and how would you try to deal with these obstacles Do you see any ethical problems to your approach and why 5 On the rst day of class we discussed ve categories of factors that are often examined in social psychology to explain social behavior These are a characteristics of other people b cognitive factors c the physical environment d the cultural environment and e biological factors Pick one example of social behavior where you think ALL ve of these factors may play a role in determining that behavior and provide an example of the role of each 6 Describe THREE studies in social psychology where a signi cant MODERATOR has been found In your examples describe whether the independent variable and the moderator were statebased variables situational or traitbased variables individual differences 7 Imagine that a friend is going on a rst date and asks you for advice Tie in information from at least THREE different chapters to provide some advice to your friend that you believe heshe probably doesn t already know 8 Describe how you could apply the results from THREE speci c studies to improve your relationship with a family member friend OR signi cant other Be speci c about the studies and how you are applying the ndings 9 Imagine that you are trying to sell your car What information from social psychology could you use to try to sell it Tie in information from at least THREE different chapters Would your tactics depend at all on a the condition of your car and b the characteristics of the potential buyer Why or why not 10 Choose an event from recent or past history Brie y describe the event and describe how at least THREE different concepts each from a different chapter from social psychology can help explain howwhy the event may have occurred as it did
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