Mid-Term Examination Essay

1009 Words Nov 1st, 2005 5 Pages
In my social psychology class, there was a recent examination given to the class. It was the mid-term examination. For the mid-term examination, the class was instructed to read chapter's 1-6 in the text book. The class was also instructed to study for the exam by reviewing the lecture notes. In this paper I will focus on a few questions I answered incorrectly on my mid-term examination.
The exam contained 48 multiple choice questions and two true/false questions. Out of this 50 questions total, I answered 18 incorrectly. One of the questions I will focus on is located on the second page. The question reads, "Nicole has just met some new people in her dorm. During a discussion on campus issues, she modifies her opinions so that they match
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The correct answer is D, reciprocation principle, which is people are more willing to comply with request from those who have provided such things first. The reason the donations nearly doubled is because people feel an obligation to reciprocate (Cialdini 183).
"People with high (A) need for structure, (B) desire for control, (C) need for cognition, or (D) intelligence are more likely to use cognitive simplification strategies" (Huck) was another question that I answered incorrectly. This question is located on the third page also. For this question my answer was B, which is a desire for control. The correct answer for the question is the need for structure. People with the need for structure are motivated to organize their mental and physical worlds in simple ways. People high in need of structure are also more likely to engage in all sorts of cognitive shortcuts (Kenrick, Neuberg, & Cialdini 81).
Question 30, located on the fifth page states, "According to (A) the representativeness heuristic, (B) the covariation model, (C) correspondence bias, or (D) correspondent inference theory people determine whether a behavior corresponds to an actor's internal disposition by asking whether the consequences were foreseeable, the behavior was intended, freely chosen, and occurred despite countervailing forces." For this question I honestly did not know the answer. I chose the answer B, which is

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