1. Jorge states, “I always knew that guy Johnson was a sneak. I’m not at all surprised that they finally caught him stealing money out of the cash drawer.” Jorge’s statement is best thought of as an example of:
a. an authoritarian personality
b. hindsight bias
c. the psychology of inevitability
d. mutual interdependence
Why is this the best answer?
2. According to Jacobs and Eccles, what is the best way for mothers to encourage their daughters to develop strong math skills?
3. (Based on Article #32 in Readings About the Social Animal) Social identity theory suggests that people make comparisons between others like themselves (in-group) and others who are dissimilar to themselves (out-group). What did Fein and Spencer determine about these sorts of comparisons in their studies?
4. What is your current understanding of meaning of the word “scapegoat?” Have you always understood the meaning of the word? Describe any early impressions you had at a much younger age as to what a “scapegoat” was. Give an example of a scapegoat.
5. Summarize the most effective strategy when it comes to changing deeply rooted attitudes and behavior.