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 those of her new friends. The most likely reason Nicole did this is that…" (Hucks). For the question I answered D, which stated the reason Nicole changed her opinion was to create similarity as a successful ingratiation strategy. Well, of course this answer is wrong. The correct answer to this question is choice C. C states the Nicole alter her opinion because she is a low self-monitor. Self-monitoring is the tendency to be chronically concerned with one's public image and to adjust one's actions to fit the needs of the current situation (Kenrick, Neuberg, & Cialdini 107). Low self-monitors are much more likely to rely on their own standards in deciding how to respond to a new situation (Kenrick, Neuberg, & Cialdini 170). As the question stated, Nicole changed her opinion to the views of the new people she meet which makes her a low self-monitor. Question 15 located on the third page was also answered incorrectly. The question reads, "The Disabled American Veterans nearly doubled their donation rate in response to a mailed solicitation when they include personalized address labels. The success can be attributed to the (A) commitment/consistency, (B) social validation, (C) scarcity, or (D) reciprocation principle" (Hucks). For...
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