A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 295 - 296 of 299

Question 295

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What are the important aspects of group structure? (Mark 8)

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  • Role- Role or the typical part played by an individual group member in accordance with the expectations of other members from him
  • Norms- Norms are the rules and mutual expectations that develop within the group.
  • Status- Status is the relative prestige or social position given to groups or individuals by others.
  • Group cohesiveness- It refers to the degree of attraction to the group members for each other and the “we feeling” among the members.
The Group structure

The Group Structure

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Question 296

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Mike has no social life because of his great fear of rejection. He disregards compliments and reacts excessively to criticism, which only feeds his pervasive feelings of inadequacy. Mike takes everything personally. This case belongs to which disorder? (Marks 3)

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This case belongs to Avoidant personality disorder. It includes

  • Avoids occupational activities that involves significant interpersonal contact because of fears of criticism, disapproval or rejection
  • Is unusually reluctant to take personal risks or to engage in any new activities because they may prove embarrassing
  • Unwilling to get involved with people unless certain of being liked