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Part II ISQ Club - Sociology

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Part II ISQs will be posted regularly. You are encouraged to post a reply in the thread, stating whether you think an ISQ is true or false and why (eg. a short explanation, with reference to the textbook you used). Please only deal with one ISQ in each post and include the question as the first line of your post.

1. During a conversation, one is more likely to have longer utterances during a phone conversation than while talking to someone face to face.

2. Persuasive communication increases if person stands close.

3. Messages are received better from people who are perceived as tall.

4. Field studies show that populations of the same species in different areas show different skills.

5. If food is provided by an outside agent baboons will become less aggressive with time.

6. Dominant male baboons do not demonstrate submissive behaviour before they become dominant.

7. Alpha baboon males use more appeasement than non-dominant ones.

8. The head of the baboons is the most aggressive.

9. In autocratic type of government, the workers tend to become disruptive in the absence of the leader.

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3. MESSAGES ARE RECIEVED BETTER FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE TALL........ TRUE

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1.DURING A CONVERSATION, ONE IS MORE LIKELY TO HAVE UTTERANCES DURING A PHONE CONVERSATION THAN WHILE TALKING TO SOMEONE FACE TO FACE.....TRUE

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6.DOMINANT MALE BABOONS DO NOT SHOW SUBMISSIVE BEHAVIOUR BEFORE THEY BECOME DOMINANT............ FALSE......

THEY DO..... READ IT SOMEWHERE... DON'T REMEMBER THE REF...

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8.THE HEAD OF THE BABOONS IS THE MOST AGGRESSIVE.

TRUE..

ANY THOUGHTS ON THIS ONE????

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2. PERSUASIVE COMMUNICATION INCREASES IF PERSON STANDS CLOSE........ PROBABLY TRUE.

MALHI SAYS' OPTIMAL PROXIMITY TO AUDIENCE.......

IS OPTIMAL PROXIMITY THE SAME AS STANDING CLOSE(HOW CLOSE???)

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4. FIELD STUDIES SHOW THATPOPULATIONS OF THE SAME SPECIES IN DIFFERENT AREAS SHOW DIFFERENT SKILLS ....... TRUE.

5. IF FOOD IS PROVIDED BY AN OUTSIDE AGENT, BABOONS WILL BECOME LESS AGGRESSIVE WITH TIME.

TRUE??

7.ALPHA BABOONS MALES USE MORE APPEASEMENT THAN NON-DOMINANT ONES.......FALSE.... VICE VERSA

THESE ARE GUESSES...... COMMENT, IF THEY ARE 'WRONG'

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5. If food is provided by an outside agent baboons will become less aggressive with time.

I agree with TRUE , perhaps because they don't have to fight over food if it's provided.

6. Dominant male baboons do not demonstrate submissive behaviour before they become dominant. FALSE

7. Alpha baboon males use more appeasement than non-dominant ones. FALSE

8. The head of the baboons is the most aggressive. TRUE

9. In autocratic type of government, the workers tend to become disruptive in the absence of the leader.

TRUE

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7. Alpha baboon males use more appeasement than non-dominant ones

- false,

alpha(physically strong) male is the top ranked baboon in the social hierarchy of dominence, among baboon group.( alpha just used in the sense of FIRST, greek alphabet)

so it is actually the other way around.

www.psych.upenn.edu/~seyfarth/ Publications/Palombit%20et%20al.%202001.pdf

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6. Dominant male baboons do not demonstrate submissive behaviour before they become dominant.

false,

male dominance is very unstable phenomenon among baboons(yellow baboons) as soon as a physically strong brings down the leader, it becomes dominant.but it declines during adulthood.

!! very interesting piece of information

Altmann, J. & Alberts, S.C. 2003. Variability in reproductive success viewed from a life-history perspective in baboons. American Journal of Human Biology 15:401-409.

this princton university group has done most of the studies related to baboons ( hats off !)

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8. The head of the baboons is the most aggressive.

- true.

wow, i'm getting lots of interesting facts.

see what happened to the previous aggressive male baboons.

http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20040417/fob2.asp

'In 1982, the most aggressive Forest Troop males began foraging in a garbage pit at a tourist lodge in the reserve. The next year, infected meat in the dump killed all these dominant males, so only the troop's relatively easygoing males survived. By 1986, aggressive behavior in the troop had declined markedly. '

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5. If food is provided by an outside agent baboons will become less aggressive with time

- true.

a study shows that the baboons getting food by this way are less physically active and as a result less aggressive.

but within group still the dominance maintained.

same Altman, princton univ group.

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9. In autocratic type of government, the workers tend to become disruptive in the absence of the leader

true

kurt lewin - 'group dynamics'

three classic group leadership models - democratic, autocratic and laissez-faire – and concluded that there was more originality, group-mindedness and friendliness in democratic groups. In contrast, there was more aggression, hostility, scapegoating and discontent in laissez-faire and autocratic groups

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1. During a conversation, one is more likely to have longer utterances during a phone conversation than while talking to someone face to face.

true - ? because lack non-verbal communication

cacioppo and petty, social

psychologypsychology.uchicago.edu/socpsych/faculty/cacioppo.html

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1. False - people are more likely to have longer conversations when they are conducted face-to-face. 'Phone calls tend to be shorter and more functional.

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2. False - persuasion will be increased up to an optimal point of distance between people but beyond this proximity will become uncomfortable and so less persuasive.

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3. True - people who are taller are considered more persuasive.

Psychology for Psychiatrists (Gupta&Gupta)

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4. True - field studies have found that populations of the same species in different areas have developed different skills.

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5. True - if food is provided by an outside agency then over time baboons will become less aggressive as they will no longer be in competition for food.

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6. False - dominant male baboons will have been submissive towards their dominant predecessor before taking on this role themselves. It would seem that baboon culture if very rigid and respectful of such a hierarchy.

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7. False - dominant baboons are much less likely to use appeasement.

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8. True - the head of the baboons, the alpha male, is the most aggressive.

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9. True - in the absence of a leader, autocratic groups tend to become disruptive, abandon the task. Good for situations of urgency.

Puri & Hall (p.15)

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No 5 if food is provided by outside agent baboon becomes less aggressive .False .

Becoz in Zoo and wild life sanctuaries they say do not give food as baboons become aggressive.

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No 5 if food is provided by outside agent baboon becomes less aggressive .False .

Becoz in Zoo and wild life sanctuaries they say do not give food as baboons become aggressive.

Dear Zonk,

You have missed the last 2 words of the question which is likely to change the answer ???

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