TB6 SPA Lecture 3 MCQs; Prejudice and Discrimination

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1. What is the main critique of social identity theory?

  • Social identity theory ignores evolutionary arguments
  • The individual context is ignored
  • Social identity theory is too reductionist
  • The group context is ignored
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2. What did a recent study testing the FAH find? (Breur, Scharow & Quandt, 2013)

  • Losing in a rigged videogame led to negative affect and higher frustration levels which were in turn related to higher levels of aggression
  • Winning in a rigged videogame led to positive affect and lower frustration levels which were related to lower levels of aggression

3. Which is the accepted definition of prejudice?

  • A schema of behaviours that are acted on an outgroup
  • The beliefs we hold about others
  • Negative beliefs, emotions and opinions held against others
  • A behaviour that creates a situation where one group outperforms another

4. What is the main premise of the frustration aggression hypothesis?

  • The equilibrium of frustration caused by goal attainment leads to aggression
  • The disequilibrium of frustration caused by impeded goal attainment leads to aggression
  • The disequilibrium of frustration caused by goal attainment leads to aggression
  • The equilibrium of frustration caused by impeded goal attainment leads to aggression

5. What did a fMRI study by Harris & Fiske (2009) show about effects of dehumanisation?

  • Observed increased brain activity in regions associated with empathy in TOM of perpetrators.
  • Observed reduced brain activity in regions associated with empathy in TOM of perpetrators.
  • Observed reduced brain activity in regions associated with empathy in TOM of victims.
  • Observed increased brain activity in regions associated with empathy in TOM of victims.

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