Practice Quiz 3

1. "Proxy agency" means:
    a. the same thing as "collective agency"
    b. an approximation to agency
    c. an agent who is proximal to oneself
    d. enlisting others to help control circumstances affecting one's life

2. How do people react to a model's behavior?
    a. they turn it over in their heads, relating it to information they already have
    b. they passively soak it up
    c. they absorb it, as in osmosis
    d. they mimic it, and in the process, learn it, integrate it, and prepare to use it

3. Response facilitation refers to
    a. processes that make a response easier to perform
    b. facilitating the responses of others as they perform those responses
    c. old responses being disinhibited as a result of watching a model's performance
    d. people facilitating the responses of other people in a reciprocating process

4. Intrinsic motivation refers to
    a. desire for intrinsic rewards
    b. motivation originating outside the individual
    c. motivation at the top of the hierarchy of motivations
    d. motivations with especially great longevity

5. Which is most likely to increase the impact of a model's behavior on observers?
    a. the degree to which the behavioral performance is emphatic
    b. whether the model is rewarded for the behavioral performance
    c. how long it takes the model to perform the behavior
    d. the magnitude of the model's behavior

6. A phobia is
    a. a fear of something scary
    b. a problem for most people
    c. a very minor psychological disorder
    d. an irrational fear

7. Which of the following was an item found on the behavioral avoidance test the Bandura et al spider phobic study?
    a. stepping on a spider
    b. allowing a spider to crawl on subjects' laps
    c. subjects imagined that a spider was eating them
    d. pretending that a spider was not present

8. Which of the following is an accurate statement about social cognitive theory?
    a. the cognitive element is more important than the social element
    b. the social element is more important than the cognitive element
    c. it is more relevant to neuropsychology than any other theory covered in this text
    d. it is on the cutting edge of the cognitive movement in psychology

9. All of the following are attempts at self-influence, except one. Which is NOT an attempt at self-influence?
    a. bribing others to praise oneself
    b. self-praise
    c. acceptance of challenge
    d. valuation of personal standards

10. What do many famous and acclaimed writers have in common (Bandura)?
    a. almost all became rich during their lifetimes
    b. many of them were repeatedly rejected by publishers before their writings were finally writings published
    c. most were scorned in their own lifetimes
    d. many of them were neurotic or psychotic, conditions that made the creative artists they became

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