Perception and Individual Decision Making Mcqs

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Chapter 5 Perception and Individual Decision Making

MULTIPLE CHOICE

What is Perception?

1. What is the process by which individuals organize and interpret their sensory impressions in order to give meaning to their environment? a. interpretation b. environmental analysis c. social verification d. outlook e. perception
(e; Easy; Perception; p. 139)

2. What is the relationship between what one perceives and objective reality?
a. They are the same.
b. They can be substantially different.
c. They should be the same.
d. They are rarely if ever the same.
e. They cannot be the same.
(b; Moderate; Perception; p. 139)

3. What are the three classes of factors that influence perception? a. factors in the setting, factors in the
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a. An employee is late because he was partying late and then overslept.
b. An employee is late because of a flat tire.
c. An employee was fired because he slept on the job.
d. An employee was promoted because he was hard working.
e. An employee died from lung cancer after excessive tobacco use.
(b; Moderate; Attribution Theory; p. 141) {AACSB: Analytic Skills}

13. In attribution theory, what is distinctiveness? a. whether an individual displays consistent behaviors in different situations b. whether an individual displays different behaviors in different situations c. whether an individual displays consistent behaviors in similar situations d. whether an individual displays different behaviors in similar situations e. whether an individual displays different behavior from other people
(b; Challenging; Distinctiveness; p. 141)

14. What term is used for the extent to which an individual displays different behaviors in different situations? a. continuity b. integrity c. stability d. flexibility e. distinctiveness
(e; Moderate; Distinctiveness; p. 141)

15. What does consensus refer to in attribution theory? a. There is general agreement about a perception. b. Different people respond the same way in the same situation. c. There is general agreement about how people desire to respond to the same situation. d. Different people perceive a situation similarly. e. All people behave precisely the same way in certain situations.
(b; Challenging;
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