Question 13 1 pts In Solomon Asch’s study there were 4 “stooges” and 4 “true subjects” in each experimental session.

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Question 131 pts

In Solomon Asch’s study

there were 4 “stooges” and 4 “true subjects” in each experimental session.

which of the three lines on one card matched the line on another card was very obvious.

subjects were asked to indicate which of three lines was the same length as a fourth line, while rapid variations in the length of the lines to be compared made the task increasingly difficult.

conformity was the explanation for a spurious correlation between solidarity and visual acuity.

Question 141 pts

A correlation coefficient of 1.23 is





Question 151 pts

When Lofland and Stark first began their research on the Unificationists, they did

covert observation.

overt observation.

systematic interviews.

limited, focused experimentation.

Question 161 pts

Many theoretical tests that social scientists need to perform cannot be ethically handled through the use of the experimental method.



Question 171 pts

There are ____ basic sociological approaches to micro theory.





Question 181 pts

What do words, crucifixes, and flags all have in common?

They are not subject to a large number of variant interpretations.

They are related more to modern than to primitive cultures.

They are symbols.

They are of more interest to cultural anthropologists than to symbolic interactionist sociologists.

Question 191 pts

The author of your text believes that in the early years of sociology, sociologists

tended to overemphasize the power of social and cultural forces over personal actions.

tended to underemphasize the power of social and cultural forces over personal actions.

were too infatuated with psychological explanations for human behavior.

were wrong to regard social and cultural forces as a major source of explanations for human behavior.

Question 201 pts

At the time that Lofland and Stark studied it, the Unification Church in America included thousands of members.



Question 211 pts

To George Herbert Mead, seeing others react to what we do helps us to

learn to “take the role of the other.”

learn to put ourselves in the place of others.

form a generalized notion of others.

develop a “self.”

all of the above

Question 221 pts

Cheong recently developed some new close friendships. Time spent with these new friends is enjoyable and mutually beneficial. The political ideas they embrace are of the type Cheong used to find objectionable. Now these ideas seem more acceptable to Cheong; in fact, he has found himself defending them in class. This situation illustrates Homan’s law of


cultural malleability.



Question 231 pts

Frank blew his big commercial real estate sale by losing his temper with a client over a petty slight. In exchange for the satisfaction of venting his anger for about two minutes, he lost his job and a $50,000 commission. As this situation makes clear, people do not always

act rationally.

tend to maximize.

have preferences and tastes.

conform to the rational choice proposition.

Question 241 pts

Herbert Blumer argued that the meanings of things

are created by people collectively.

are partially inherent in the things themselves.

are created by the attachment of rewards to them.

grow out of the ways they are defined by cultural elites.

Question 251 pts

According to the author of your text, which of the following most commonly upsets people about the rational choice proposition?

The idea that humans do not all have the same number of choices.

The idea that it appears to deny the possibility of altruistic behavior.

The idea that not all humans possess perfect and complete information.

The idea that normal humans tend to maximize.


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