MCQ - Set 3

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1. As we encounter more instances of a category, our schema is likely to become ______ and ______

  • More exemplar-based; more prototype based
  • More exemplar-based; less prototype-based
  • Less exemplar-based; more prototype-based
  • Less exemplar-based; less-prototype-based
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2. The way in which we attribute specific characteristics and traits to people is called

  • Social perception
  • Impression formation
  • Social cognition
  • A schema

3. Benny dislikes the police. He thinks they are all stupid. He often throws rocks at them. disliking them reflects the ___ component of attitudes, thinking they are stupid reflects the ___ component,throwing rocks at them reflects the ___ component

  • Cognitive; behavioural; affective
  • Affective; cognitive; behavioural
  • Cognitive; affective behavioural
  • Behavioural; affective; cognitive

4. Attitudes that are developed toward persons, places and things on the basis of their association with the positive or negative experiences that we have of them reflects the role of _____ in the development of social interactions

  • Mere exposure
  • The primacy effect
  • Classical conditioning
  • Impression formation

5. Personality attributes that seem to be the most representative of a person are called

  • Central traits
  • Schemata
  • Primary impression
  • Stereotypes


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