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Quiz 4 Chapter 3

Question 1

Incorporating inaccurate information into one's memory of an event after witnessing the

event and receiving misleading information about it is called:

Question 2

You are consistently late to your psychology class, because the biology class you have

immediately before it is in a building on the other side of campus. You are concerned that

your professor does not think you are a serious student because of your chronic tardiness,

so you inform her of why you are always late. You can now safely conclude that your

professor will make what type of attribution about your behavior?

Question 3

You attend a party where you do not know anyone, but expect that people will be friendly.

You behave in a warm and sociable manner. Your behavior, in turn, leads to other people

being friendly to you. This situation can best be described as:


Question 4

Once during a hospital stay, you observed a man and a woman (both in health professional

attire) talking. You assumed that the man was a physician and that the woman was a nurse.

Later, you found out the opposite was true. What type of heuristic did you use during your

initial reaction to the two individuals?

Question 5

Imagining alternative scenarios and outcomes that might have been is an example of:

Question 6

"Implicit" thinking that is effortless, habitual, and without awareness is called:

Question 7

You have a tendency to assume someone is still a good friend even after a person acts

otherwise. This tendency is known as the:

Question 8

According to the attribution theorist Kelley (1973), what three types of information do we

use when we make attributions for other people's behavior?


Question 9

The tendency for observers to underestimate situational influences and overestimate

dispositional influences on other people's behavior is called the: