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Definition Word % Correct
(religious movement) a group typically characterized by (1) distinctive ritual and beliefs related to its devotion to a god or a person, (2) isolation from the surrounding “evilâCult
86.7%
acting in accord with a direct order or commandObedience
80%
a delayed impact of a message that occurs when an initially discounted message becomes effective, as we remember the message but forget the reason for discounting itSleeper Effect
80%
Other things being equal, informational presented first usually has the most influencePrimacy Effect
80%
information presented last sometimes has the most influence. Recency effects are less common than primacy effectsRecency Effect
80%
(1) original meaning – the tendency of people to perform simple or well-learned tasks better when others are present (2) current meaning – the strengthening of dominant (prevalSocial Facilitation
80%
conformity that involves both acting and believing in accord with social pressureAcceptance
73.3%
the process by which a message induces change in beliefs, attitudes, or behaviorsPersuasion
73.3%
Occurs when people are influenced by incidental cues, such a speaker’s attractiveness Peripheral route to Persuasion
73.3%
believability. A credibility communicator is perceived as both expert and trustworthyCredibility
73.3%
the way the message is delivered – whether face-to-face, in writing on film, or in some other wayChannel of Communication
73.3%
the motivation to think and analyze. Assessed by agreement with items such as “The notion of thinking abstractly is appealing to me” and disagreement with items such as “’INeed for Cognition
73.3%
co-participants working individually on a noncompetitive activityCo-actors
73.3%
people who benefit from the group but give little in returnFree Riders
73.3%
group-produced enhancement of members’ preexisting tendencies; a strengthening of the members’ average tendency, not a split within the groupGroup Polarization
73.3%
leadership that builds teamwork, mediates conflict, and offers supportSocial Leadership
73.3%
self (auto) motion (kinetic) that apparent movement of a stationary point of light in the darkAutokinetic Phenomenon
66.7%
conformity occurring when people accept evidence about reality provided by other peopleInformational Influence
66.7%
Definition Word % Correct
having qualities that appeal to an audience. An appealing communicator (often someone similar to the audience) is most persuasive on matters of subjective preferenceAttractiveness
66.7%
two or more people who, for longer than a few moments, interact with and influence one another and perceive one another as “us”Group
66.7%
concern for how others are evaluating usEvaluated Apprehension
66.7%
evaluation one’s opinions and abilities by comparing oneself with othersSocial Comparison
66.7%
“the mode of thinking that persons engage in when concurrence-seeking becomes so dominant in a cohesive in-group that it tends to override realistic appraisal of alternative courGroup Think
66.7%
leadership that, enabled by a leader’s vision and inspiration, exerts significant influenceTransformational Leadership
66.7%
a change in behavior or belief as the result of real or imagined group pressureConformity
60%
a “we feeling”; the extent to which members of a group are bound together, such as by attraction for one anotherCohesiveness
60%
a motive to protect or restore one’s sense of freedom , reactance arises when someone threatens our freedom of actionReactance
60%
the process by which certain group members motivate and guide the groupLeadership
60%
that organizes work, seats standards, and focuses on goalsTask Leadership
60%
conformity that involves publicity acting in accord with an implied or explicit request while privately disagreeingCompliance
53.3%
conformity based on a person’s desire to fulfill others’ expectations, often to gain acceptanceNormative Influence
53.3%
occurs when interested people focus on the arguments and respond with favorable thoughtsCentral Route to Persuasion
46.7%
the process by which media influence often occurs through opinion leaders, who in turn influence othersTwo-step flow of communication
46.7%
a false impression of what most other people are thinking or feeling or how they are respondingPluralistic Ignorance
46.7%
exposing people to weak attacks upon their attitudes so that when stronger attacks come, the will have refutations availableAttitude Inoculation
33.3%

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