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Deanza College Chapter 12 Social Influence Concepts Scenarios Questions

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QUESTION 1:

Please apply two different social influence concepts to the scenario described below.  Directly connect the behavior described to the specific concept. Please respond in at least 125 words.

Reese is meeting their partner’s family for the first time at a holiday party.  Reese is nervous about making a good impression and brings gifts for the partner’s parents.  During dinner Reese is not sure where to sit and waits to see where others are sitting before also sitting down.  Reese’s partner asks Reese to make a toast before dinner, but Reese is too anxious and says “no” but when the partner’s dad asks Reese to say something Reese agrees.  After dinner Reese brings plates to the kitchen and the partner’s mom asks for help putting food away.  Reese helps.  Then the mother asks for help washing the dishes and again Reese helps.  As Reese and their partner leave the party, the parents shake hands with Reese and Reese is relieved to have their acceptance.

    Question 2:

   Match the descriptions of personality to the appropriate theory.

Group of answer choices

1) Sasha is a musician and loves to write new songs.  It is fun for Sasha to travel to small or isolated locations in the world to discover new musical instruments or new patterns of sounds.

          [ Choose ]             Locus of control theory             Humanistic theory             Birth order theory             Psychosexual personality development             Habit theory             Reciprocal determinism theory             Sociocultural theory             Biological trait theory         

2) Ever since childhood Alex has been fixated on food. Now that Alex is a chef it is fun for Alex to pair wine and food together.

          [ Choose ]             Locus of control theory             Humanistic theory             Birth order theory             Psychosexual personality development             Habit theory             Reciprocal determinism theory             Sociocultural theory             Biological trait theory         

3) Pat likes to tell funny stories. At parties everyone asks Pat to share a funny experience. Pat is thinking about becoming a comedian.

          [ Choose ]             Locus of control theory             Humanistic theory             Birth order theory             Psychosexual personality development             Habit theory             Reciprocal determinism theory             Sociocultural theory             Biological trait theory         

4) Jo feels anxious because they want to be a psychologist, but right now doesn't have the appropriate training.

          [ Choose ]             Locus of control theory             Humanistic theory             Birth order theory             Psychosexual personality development             Habit theory             Reciprocal determinism theory             Sociocultural theory             Biological trait theory         

5) Zelda highly values family and a sense of community over her individual needs..

          [ Choose ]             Locus of control theory             Humanistic theory             Birth order theory             Psychosexual personality development             Habit theory             Reciprocal determinism theory             Sociocultural theory             Biological trait theory         

QUESTION 3:

Please identify the psychological disorder described below, explain why you selected that disorder and use two different perspectives to explain the development of the disorder. Please respond in at least 125 words.

Alex avoids Halloween parties and really does not like shopping in stores that sell costumes.  It makes Alex's heart pound quickly to even think about Halloween costumes because of one negative experience in childhood.  When Alex was a little kid the family went to the amusement park, Disneyland.  A performer dressed as Donald Duck approached the family and Alex began crying and ran away to hide behind a trash can.

QUESTION4:

How do you think scientific research helps us better understand human behavior and mental processes?  Support your answer with at least one research study discussed in either a TED talk or class content in chapter 12 or chapter 13 or chapter 14.  Please respond in at least 125 words.

QUESTION5:

Reflect on the textbook chapters 12 (Social Psychology), 13 (Theories of Psychology), and 14 (Psychological disorders) and related TED talks.  Which two psychology concepts or theories have been most useful to you?  Why?  Please respond in at least 50 words.

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General Psychology
QUESTION 1:
Please apply two different social influence concepts to the scenario described below.
Directly connect the behavior described to the specific concept. Please respond in at least
125 words.
Reese is meeting their partner’s family for the first time at a holiday party. Reese is
nervous about making a good impression and brings gifts for the partner’s parents. During
dinner, Reese is not sure where to sit and waits to see where others are sitting before also
sitting down. Reese’s partner asks Reese to make a toast before dinner, but Reese is too
anxious and says “no” but when the partner’s dad asks Reese to say something Reese
agrees. After dinner, Reese brings plates to the kitchen, and the partner’s mom asks for
help putting food away. Reese helps. Then the mother asks for help washing the dishes, and
again Reese helps. As Reese and their partner leave the party, the parents shake hands
with Reese, and Reese is relieved to have their acceptance.
The above case demonstrates two fundamental concepts of social influence; conformity
and obedience. Conformity is a concept that entails changing how you behave to be like oth...

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