Common Sense Quiz
True or False?

1. By conducting a well-designed correlational study, psychologists can demonstrate cause and effect relationships between independent and dependent variables.

2. Promising, and delivering, rewards to people for doing an enjoyable activity should, in the long run, make them enjoy the activity even more.

3. Focusing on a personís voice is a better way to detect whether someone is telling a lie than focusing on the personís face.

4. People tend to underestimate the extent to which other people share most of their opinions, attitudes, and behavior.

5. We tend to see the people in our own groups as more diverse and different from each other than we see people in other groups.

6. Seeing a picture of a person from a stereotyped group for only a fraction of a second can trigger thoughts of the stereotype.

7. If people tell a lie for a reward, they are more likely to come to believe the lie if they are given a small reward rather than a large reward for telling the lie.

8. People in a sad mood are less likely to help others than are people in a neutral mood.

9. If ten people are all telling you the same thing you are more likely to conform publicly to their opinion than if just five people are all telling you the same thing.

10. People in West Africa and China are more likely to conform to a group norm than are people in the United States or Canada.

11. Once people have rejected a large request, they become more likely to agree to a smaller request.

12. Once people have agreed to a small request, they become more likely to agree to a larger request.

13. Even if an authority figure instructed people to torture another person, few people would comply.

14. When like-minded people discuss an issue, their opinions tend to converge toward the middle.

15. Simply having other people around tends to make individuals perform better on easy tasks.

16. The greater the cohesiveness or solidarity of a group, the better its decisions will be.

17. Physically attractive individuals are usually seen as less intelligent than physically unattractive individuals.

18. Women tend to value and seek economic status in a mate more than men do.

19. The more often that people are exposed to a neutral stimulus, the more positively they evaluate that stimulus.

20. Women are more likely to reveal intimate facts and feelings to someone else than are men.

21. Our ability to know the causes of our own emotions is so limited that when we are aroused because of physical exercise, we may misinterpret that arousal as a sign that we are romantically attracted to someone nearby.

22. "Birds of a feather flock together" holds true in interpersonal attraction (i.e., people are generally attracted to those similar to themselves).

23. People are less likely to be aggressive if they recently released their tensions by aggressing than if they did not aggress.

24. People are more likely to be aggressive when itís hot outside than when itís cool.

25. Exposure to aggressive models in the media increases aggressive behavior among viewers of the aggression.

26. Male-to-female relationship violence is much more common than female-to-male relationship violence.

27. Believing that bad things happen to other people more than they happen to you is actually associated with better health and well-being.

28. People with few friends tend to live shorter, less healthy lives than people with lots of friends.

29. Very wealthy people (e.g., lottery winners) are happier than most other people.

30. Women "fall in love" more quickly than do men.

31. Women "fall out of love" more quickly than do men.

32. "Putting on a happy face" (i.e., smiling when you are really not happy) will not make you feel more positive.

33. Parental disapproval for a relationship (e.g., Romeo and Juliet) increases the chance that the partners will stay together.


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