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Your self-esteem would correlate closely with what others think of you and your group if you were in a culture.


The belief that others are paying more attention to one’s appearance and behavior than they actually are is referred to as the .

spotlight effect

The best statement about objective reality is that .

reality is filtered by our values and beliefs

Marcia thought that she would have enough time to write her paper after she bought groceries and cleaned the house, but she ran out of time. This is an example of the .

planning fallacy

Social psychology is defined as the scientific study of how people .

think about, influence, and relate to one another

You ask your academic advisor what to major in, as you can’t seem to decide. She suggests psychology; however, it is important to remember that this answer likely reflects her:


A serious shortcoming of a correlational study is that it cannot .

identify which variable causes the other variable

The planning fallacy is the tendency to: .

underestimate how long a task will take

People with high self-esteem and narcissism are:

more aggressive

Kim was disappointed after she received a 50% on her first psychology exam but knew she hadn’t studied much. After studying for weeks for her second test, she was even more disappointed to receive another 50%. When asked if she would study even more for the next test she said, “Why bother? It doesn’t matter if I study or not; I still fail.” Kim’s attitude demonstrates:

learned helplessness