Mid-Term Examination

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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…show more content…
I now see that covariation model is definitely not the answer. Another choice was the representativeness heuristic. A mental shortcut through which people classify something as belonging to a certain category to the extent that it is similar to a typical case from that category is the definition of representativeness heuristic (Kenrick, Neuberg, & Cialdini 78). The correct answer to question 30, which is a definition, is correspondent inference theory. "Franklin dislikes the Rush Limbaugh radio talk show. At a party, Franklin meets Jefferson, who lavishly praises the Rush Limbaugh show. Franklin takes an instant dislike to Jefferson. Which of the following psychological theories would best predict Franklin's response to Jefferson (Huck)", was also one of the questions I missed on the mid-term. This is question 46 which is located on the seventh page. For this question I answered reciprocity theory. I don't even know if there is a reciprocity theory but there is a norm of reciprocity. The norm of reciprocity requires that we repay others with the form of behavior they have given us (Kenrick, Neuberg, & Cialdini, 196). Franklin did not repay Jefferson with the same behavior so this is not the answer. The balance theory states that we all prefer to have

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