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:

None of these

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

The topic in discussion bears personal meaning to the individual

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

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

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:

The topic in discussion bears personal meaning to the individual

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

None of these

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

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

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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