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19 -- Part 5: Chapter Drills: Answers and Explanations
The group with five members shows evidence of social loafing since both groups were equal for a while.
The more people assigned to that side of the rope, the less force they thought they needed to exert.
The three students on the other side of the rope felt more responsible and needed to contribute.
The door-in-the-face technique is used by the child in this question.
The technique is named after his parents, who metaphorically "slammed the door in his face" at his outrageous request of $100 per week.
He is met with less resistance when he asks for less money.
The subjects were tricked into thinking they were participating in a study on learning.
They played roles in the experiment, but it was not the point of the experiment.
Conformity, dehumanization, and groupthink are not factors in the experiment because there is not a group.
The purpose of the experiment was to see if the subject would obey the instructions of the experimenter.
The experimenter administered the highest level of electric shock to a large percentage of the subjects.
The answer is correct.
The important part of the experiment was the children's observation of the adults.
The adults acting aggressively toward the bobo doll were more likely to act aggressively themselves if the children observed them.
They were less likely to act aggressively if they observed the adults behaving non aggressive.
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