Here’s a cool psych game I just learned. Enjoy!
Name of the Game: Psychological Questionnaire
Number of Players: 6 (2 teams of 3)
Game materials: Game board, question cards, “psychologist” cards, 2 player pieces, one dye
Directions for play: Six players break up into two teams of three people. Each team picks one playing piece for game play. A designated player from each team rolls the dice and moves that number of spaces. If the new space has an “X”, then the player picks a card from the “psychologists’ corner” and responds to the card accordingly. After the player follows the directions on the psychologist card, his/her turn is over. If there is no “X” marking on the new space, the player is asked a question by the opposing team from the questionnaire stack. When presented with a question, the player can corroborate with his/her teammates to come up with an answer. If the answer is right, play continues and the player is allowed to roll again. If the answer is wrong, his/her turn is over.
How to win: The first team to reach the end of the game board and the big questionnaire symbol is the winner.
Game Questions and Answers:
Q1: Define social psychology.
A1: The branch of psychology that studies the effects of social variables and cognitions on individual behavior and social interactions
Q2: Name two parts of social context.
A1: People, the activities and interactions among people, the setting in which behavior occurs, and social interactions
Q3: Which social psychologist conducted the Stanford prison experiment?
A3: Philip Zimbardo
Q4: What are two major themes of social psychology?
A4: Power of social situations and construction of a subjective social reality
Q5: Define situationism.
A5: The view that environmental conditions influence people’s behavior as much or more than their personal dispositions do.
Q6: What is the antonym of situationism?
Q7: What are the two factors that people’s responses depend on?
A7: The social role they play and the social norms of the group
Q8: (Fill in the blank) People make decisions that depend on their ___________ roles.
Q9: (Fill in the blank) Social roles imply different sets of _____________.
Q10: (Which word has been defined?) One of the severally socially defined patterns of behavior that is expected of persons in a given setting or group
A10: Social role
Q11: What is the major social role that we have at this moment in our lives?
A11: Being a college student
Q12: Define script.
A12: Knowledge about the sequence of events and actions that is expected in a particular setting.
Q13: What are schemas?
A13: Cognitive structures that integrate knowledge and expectations about a topic or concept.
Q14: What is the name for the “unwritten rules” that dictate the ways people act?
A14: Social norms
Q15: What is the social norm of mass in a church?
A15: Nobody in the audience talks or makes noise.
Q16: What is a social norm of conversation in mixed company?
A16: No swearing.
Q17: What are two ways an individual uncover a group’s social norms?
A17: He/She notices the uniformity of certain behaviors and observes the negative consequences when someone violates these behaviors.
Q18: Which social scientist conducted a study on campus culture at Bennington College?
A18: Theodore Newcomb
Q19: (Fill in the blank) People’s moods, clothing styles, and leisure activities are evidence of the effects of _______________________.
A19: Social pressures
Q20: (Fill in the blank) In Asch’s study, male college students were told they would be participating in a study of _______________________.
A20: Visual perception
Q21: What is the Asch effect?
A21: A form of conformity in which a group majority influences individual judgments.
Q22: Based on the evidence of conformity, will a student answer questions differently or the same when alone compared to when in a group setting?
Q23: (Fill in the blank) Individuals who do not follow conformity are called _____________.
Q24: What are heroes?
A24: People who are able to resist situational forces that overwhelm their peers and remain true to their personal values.
Q25: What is the name given to people that challenge corrupt or immoral systems by not going along with the company norm?
A25: Whistle blowers
Q26: Name two people that were whistle blowers.
A26: Sharron Watkins and Joe Darby (Answers may vary: Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, etc.)
Q27: Identify two factors that influence whether a person will yield to group pressure.
A27: The size of the majority, the presence of a partner who dissented from the majority, and the size of the discrepancy between the correct answer and the majority’s position.
Q28: Name three of the six conditions likely to promote group thinking.
A28: Isolation of the group, high group cohesiveness, directive leadership, lack of norms requiring methodical procedures, homogeneity of members’ social background and ideology, and high stress from external threats.
Q29: What social scientist conducted one of the most controversial psychological studies on obedience?
A29: Stanley Milgram
Q30: Name two out of the five reasons people obeyed authority in Milgram’s experiment.
A30: When a peer models obedience, when the victim is remote from the “teacher”, when the “teacher” was under direct surveillance of the authority figure, when a participant acted as an intermediate bystander, and when the authority figure had a higher relative status.
Q31: Which two social psychologists investigated the bystander problem?
A31: Bibb Latane and John Darley
Q32: Define diffusion of responsibility.
A32: Dilution or weakening of each group member’s obligation to act when responsibility is perceived to be shared with all group members.
Q33: (Fill in the blank) Two studies, led by Ted Hudson, suggest that the bystander problem can be countered with _____________.
A33: Proper training
Q34: What is meant by social reality?
A34: An individual’s subjective interpretation of other people and of their relationships with them.
Q35: What is the Reward theory of attraction?
A35: A social learning view that says we like best those who give us maximum rewards at minimum cost.
Q36: Which social psychologist came up with the Reward theory of attraction?
A36: Elliot Aronson
Q37: What is the notion that people are attracted to those who are most similar to themselves?
A37: Similarity principle
Q38: What is the expectancy- value theory?
A38: States how people decide whether or not to pursue a relationship by weighing the potential value of the relationship against their expectation of success in establishing the relationship
Q39: What is the highly motivating state in which people have conflicting cognitions, especially when their voluntary actions conflict with their attitudes?
A39: Cognitive dissonance
Q40: What is the form of bias in which one takes credit for success, but denies responsibility for failure?
A40: Self-serving bias
Q41: Prejudice and discrimination are two results of this concept.
A41: Social distance
Q42: Besides dissimilarity, what are two other reasons for prejudice?
A42: Scapegoating and conformity to social norms
Q43: Which psychologist proposed the Triangular theory of love?
A43: Robert Sternberg
Q44: According to Sternberg, what are the three components of love?
A44: Passion, intimacy, and commitment
Q45: What are two forms of behavior that are intended to cause harm?
A45: Violence and aggression
Q46: (True of False) Once a team understands the concept of mutual interdependence, they will most likely succeed.
Q47: (True or False) Competition can promote aggressive behavior.
Q48: Define terrorism.
A48: The use of violent, unpredictable acts by a small group against a larger group for political, economic, or religious goals.
Q49: (True or False) Romantic love has a high level of passion, but it has not developed into intimacy or a committed relationship.
Q49: False (Infatuation)
Q50: (True or False) Aggression often results from punishment or the threat of punishment.
Thanks to my good friend and partner in crime, Joe from www.albanyorganics.com, for sharing this with me. It’s an interesting game, makes a great post, and I have to say I did enjoy psych class.