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2005 Bharathiar University M.Sc Psychology Advanced Social Psychology Question paper

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2005 Bharathiar University M.Sc Psychology Advanced Social Psychology Question paper
M.Sc. Degree Examination, May 2005
First Year - Applied Psychology - Advanced Social Psychology - May 2005

Time : Three hours
Maximum: 100 marks

SECTION A - (20 x 1 = 20 marks)

Answer ALL questions.

Say True or False.

1. Social behaviour is influenced by biological process and genetic factors.

2. Give acquires attitudes from other persons through the process of social learning.

3. Discrimination refers to negative actions towards some individuals.

4. Conformity increases with cohesiveness.

5. People aggress because it is part of their essential human nature to do so.

Explain the meaning in one sentence.

6. Scapegoating.

7. Self-esteem.

8. Schemas.

9. Holocaust.

10. Familicide.

Match the following.

11. Kelley (a) Cognitive dissonance

12. Kurt Levin (b) Theory of causal attributions

13. Schachter (c) Modern social psychology

14. Carl Rogers (d) Two-factor theory

15. Leon Festinger (e) Self-theory.

Expand the abbreviations.

16. AIDS.

17. BSRI.

18. CEST.

19. STD.

20. HIV.

SECTION B - (5 x 6 = 30 marks)

Write short answer for the following.

21. (a) Bring out the scientific nature of social psychology.

Or

(b) Elucidate the role of theory in social psychology.

22. (a) How do we acquire attitudes from others? Explain.

Or

(b) Do attitudes influence behaviour? How?

23. (a) What is prejudice? What is its nature? Explain.

Or

(b) Explain interpersonal attraction.

24. (a) Discuss the bases of conformity.

Or

(b) What is bystander behaviour? Explain.

25. (a) Is aggression an innate tendency? Explain

Or

(b) Illustration the formation, nature, and function of groups.

SECTION C - (5 x 10 = 50 marks)

Answer the following questions.

26. (a) Discuss experimentation as a method of social psychology.

Or

(b) Write an essay on non-verbal communication.

27. (a) What is cognitive dissonance? How it is reduced?

Or

(b) Explain the concept of psychological androgyny for its merits and demerits.

28. (a) Elucidate the role of stereotypes in prejudice.

Or

(b) Discuss establishing relationships beyond the family.

29. (a) Bring out the social psychological basis of destructive obedience.

Or

(b) Examine helping for its merits and demerits.

30. (a) Outline the personal and gender causes of aggression.

Or

(b) Give an overview on social facilitation.



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