1. John believes that all women are overly emotional, all Asian-Americans are good at math, and all welfare clients are lazy. These are examples of
a. prejudice. c. stereotypes.
b. discrimination. d. social categorization.
In one robust paragraph, discuss one possible erroneous evaluation that could result from this social phenomenon, and one consequence:
2. Jenny has been experiencing persistent sadness, despair, guilt, hopelessness, and lack of interest in daily activities for the past few months, offset by a brief period of hyperactivity, irritability, increased appetite, and sleeplessness .
What disorder is Jenny experiencing? Briefly describe one treatment option for this disorder and one repercussion of the disorder if not treated properly:
3. Which of the following would you LEAST likely observe in a person who is manic?
a. hyperactivity c. rapid speech
b. low self-esteem d. impulsive behavior
In your own words, describe how a Manic person might appear during an episode of Mania. Paint a picture for me with your words to describe what you see:
4. Which of the following took place in class during the past couple of weeks?
a. We acted out psychological disorders.
b. We had a guest speaker who discussed the controversies over diagnosing various psychological disorders.
c. We viewed movie clips or listened to songs depicting characters with various psychological disorders.
d. All of the above
e. None of the above
How would you have most effectively learned about Psychology this semester? Briefly discuss a few ideas for presenting these concepts that would have been more fun and effective than the method used:
MATCH each of the following sentences with the TERMS that best depict them.
5. Someone almost crashed into Jane on the highway and then sped quickly past them. Jane decided the driver of the car behaved that way because "he's a jerk who thinks he owns the road!"
6. Garrett told his parents that he earned an A- on his psychology final exam because he studied very hard, but that he got a D on his biology final exam because the teacher was terrible.
7. Anthony does not like himself very well, which sometimes causes him to make bad choices.
a. internal attribution for someone else's behavior
b. self-serving bias
c. low self-esteem
8. When college students are assigned to complete a group project, some members exhibit a decrease in effort and performance. This is called
a. social loafing. c. social slacking.
b. deindividuation. d. groupthink.
What do you suggest the professor do to assist in eliminating this social phenomenon during group work?