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1. The tendency to process efficiently & remember well information related to oneself is called the ____________ effect.

•  self-reference
 •  self-actualization
  •  false uniqueness
   •  self-handicapping

2.  Re: Self knowledge;

•  self-schemas are self-deceptions.
 •  we know little about ourselves.
  •  self reports are often untrustworthy.
   •  others know us better than we do.

It's a Mickey Mouse World , isn't it?

3. That we often have implicit attitudes that differ from our explicit attitudes defines the concept of

a dual attitudes.
b cognitive dissonance.
c the self-reference effect.
d an independent self-construct.

4. Wilson (1985) suggests that the mental processes that control our social behavior are ________ the mental processes through which we explain our behavior.

a parallel to
b the same as
c distinct from
d controlled by

5. The best advice for predicting your behavior is to

a ask an expert
b ask your closest friend.
c analyze your current mood.
d consider your past behavior in similar situations.

6. Nisbett & Wilson had students rate a film while a noisy power saw was operated nearby. Most felt the noise

a affected their ratings, as it had.
b affected their ratings, but it didnít.
c had not affected their ratings, though it had.
d had not affected their ratings, & they were correct.

7. For someone with a collectivistic, interdependent sense of self, happiness comes with

a feeling competent.
b positive social engagement.
c feeling good about our own abilities & accomplishments.
d all of these.

8. Western cultures are to _________ as Asian cultures are to __________.

a self-forgetfulness; self-esteem
b self-denial; self-acceptance
c the actual self; the possible self
d the independent self; the interdependent self

9. The self-reference effect shows us that

a self-efficacy promotes achievement.
b individualism leads to social isolation.
c most of us suffer from a negative self-image.
d our sense of self is at the center of our universe.

10. The beliefs about the self that organize & guide the processing of self-relevant information are called

a self-schemas
b possible selves.
c self-references.
d social comparisons.

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Social Psychology
Robert C. Gates
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.  -- Freud

New It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.

- Sigmund Freud