Social Psychology Unit Test Information


ONE OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED FOR YOU BY THE TEACHER. BE SURE TO ANSWER THE ASSIGNED QUESTION AND ONLY THE ASSIGNED QUESTION.

Directions: Answer one of the following questions. It is not enough to answer a question by merely listing facts. You should present a cogent argument based on your critical analysis of the question posed, using appropriate psychological terminology.

  • Throughout much of our life, we spend time with groups, either in work situations, socially, or simply as part of a crowd. Psychologically speaking, what are some of the positive and negative aspects of being part of a group?
  • The nature-nurture issue can be found throughout psychology. For each of the following topics, explain (in detail) both side of the issue:
    • aggression
    • gender
    • hunger
    • sex
  • Billy is attending the championship match of the World Cup! Explain how the following may influence his behavior. Be sure to give concrete examples.
    • deindividuation
    • bystander effect
    • alcohol consumption
    • observational learning
    • culture
    • absolute threshold
    • lack of sleep
    • two-factor theory of emotion

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