IB Psychology SL : Sociocultural level of analysis

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for IB Psychology SL

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Sociocultural Level Of Analysis

Which of the following factors is most likely to cause an individual to conform their opinion to match that of a group?

Possible Answers:

The group's view contradicts to the religious beliefs of the individual

The topic in discussion bears personal meaning to the individual

None of these

The individual has not yet voiced their opinions, though others have been given a chance to speak

The presence of an authority figure, even if the authority figure does not give a personal opinion

Correct answer:

The individual has not yet voiced their opinions, though others have been given a chance to speak

Explanation:

Solomon Asch is most well-known for his social psychology studies on conformity. Individuals are most likely to conform when they are in a group. Social normative refers to the influence other people have on an individual that leads to conformity, driven by a desire to fit in. If an individual has not yet voiced their opinions, they are also more likely to conform to a group's view. Outside influences such as these have a major impact on conformity.

Example Question #2 : Sociocultural Level Of Analysis

Which of the following factors is most likely to cause an individual to conform their opinion to match that of a group?

Possible Answers:

None of these

The topic in discussion bears personal meaning to the individual

The group's view contradicts to the religious beliefs of the individual

The individual has not yet voiced their opinions, though others have been given a chance to speak

The presence of an authority figure, even if the authority figure does not give a personal opinion

Correct answer:

The individual has not yet voiced their opinions, though others have been given a chance to speak

Explanation:

Solomon Asch is most well-known for his social psychology studies on conformity. Individuals are most likely to conform when they are in a group. Social normative refers to the influence other people have on an individual that leads to conformity, driven by a desire to fit in. If an individual has not yet voiced their opinions, they are also more likely to conform to a group's view. Outside influences such as these have a major impact on conformity.

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