Is there such a thing as Common Sense?
Part 2 - The "Common Sense" Test 



T F 1. To change the way people act, you must first change their attitudes.
T F 2. The greater the reward promised for a boring activity, the more one will come to enjoy the activity.
T F 3. Most people rate themselves as below average when comparing themselves to others on socially desirable characteristics (such as attractiveness).
T F 4. Most people will disobey a person in authority who orders them to hurt a stranger.
T F 5. In a debate, it is always to your advantage to be the last speaker instead of going first (you want the last word).
T F 6. People pull harder in a tug-of-war when they are part of a team than when they are pulling by themselves.
T F 7. Groups will generally make more moderate decisions than a single individual will.
T F 8. Opposites attract.
T F 9. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
T F 10. People are LESS likely to help another person when they are alone than when there is a group around.
T F 11. If you pick up a crying baby whenever it cries, this will increase the amount the baby will cry, so it can get picked up again.
T F 12. Children who grow up in a family with gay parents are more likely to become gay.

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