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While measuring attitudes to abortion, the subjects are given a set of statements carefully chosen by a panel of judges beforehand. Each statement carries a pre-assigned value. The subjects are asked to indicate whether they agree or not with each statement.

Which of the following methods is being used in this study?

A. Likert Scale
B. Osgood’s Semantic Differential Scale
C. Thurstone Scale
D. Sociogram
E. Scalogram

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A boring task is administered to two groups of people. One group is paid £20 and the other is paid £1 for undertaking the task.

Which of the following results is possible after completion of the task? 

A. Only the £1 group will appreciate the usefulness of the task
B. Only the £20 group will appreciate the usefulness of the task
C. Both groups will equally appreciate the task
D. Both groups will equally detest the task
E. The outcome will depend on the length of the task

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Measured attitudes often differ from observed behaviours. Which of the following could improve the correlation between a measured attitude and actual behaviour?

A. Repeated measurement of attitudes
B. Measuring attitude in a general context without hypothetical constraints
C. Measuring the single most predictive attitude for a given behaviour
D. Measuring attitudes with specified target, context, and time elements
E. Postal survey of attitudes

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A politician is trying to persuade his working-class audience to vote in favour of his space science policy.

Which of the following will produce a successful persuasion? 

A. Being highly credible with respect to the policy
B. Appearing strikingly different from the audience
C. Providing an overview of both good and bad aspects of his policy
D. Inducing a high degree of fear regarding the consequences of non-acceptance
E. Introducing the topic by emphasizing that the policy has been made by a panel unknown to the politician

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Which of the following statements is incorrect with respect to the role of fear in changing one’s attitudes?

A. Absence of fear can inhibit attitude change
B. Extreme fear can inhibit attitude change
C. In the presence of precise instructions, fear facilitates attitude change
D. Feeling of vulnerability decreases attitude change
E. Fear and attitude change are related by an inverted U shaped curve

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