Social Psychology – Chapter 1

Correlation Method a tendency for one event to be associated with changes in the other Debriefing procedures at the conclusion of a research session in which participants are given full information about the nature of the research and the hypothesis under investigation Deception a technique whereby researchers withold information about Read more…

Social Psychology A260

Social Psychology The scientific study of how we think about, Influence and relate with one another Power of Social Situation The theme of social psychological theories and research “Power of Social Situations” -Can be the real or imagined presence of other people -Can be social context, environment, norms and culture Read more…

Social Psychology ALL TERMS List

Informational Social Influence influence resulting from one’s willingness to accept other’s opinions about reality Normative Social Influence influence resulting from a person’s desire to gain approval or avoid disapproval Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) a theoretical model that posits two channels by which persuasive appeals lead to attitude change: a central Read more…

Social Psychology Key Terms

Social Psychology Scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another. Attribution Theory The theory that we explain someone’s behavior by crediting either the situation or the person’s disposition. Fundamental Attribution Error The tendency for observers, when analyzing another’s behavior, to underestimate the impact of the Read more…

What is Social Psychology?

What Drives Social Behavior? Psychodynamics, Social Learning, Cultural, Social Constructionism, Evolution, and Complex Systems Psychodynamics Unconscious influences on thought and behavior; Emphasis on self-regulation (impulse vs. norms) Social Learning – Classically conditioned preferences – Habits rewarded by others – Imitation of behavior we have seen rewarded in others Sociocultural Forces Read more…

Social psychology chapter 4

moral hypocrisy appearing moral while avoiding the costs of being so there is little relationship between attitudes and actions -dattempts to change behavior by changing attitudes often fails when do our attitudes predict behavior? when other influences are minimal -when the attitude is specific to the behavior -when the attitude Read more…

Social Psychology

What is social psychology? The scientific study of how individuals think, feel, and behave in social context Scientific method involves systematic observation, description, measurement- scales, surveys, questionaires Social context emphasis on the social nature of an individual “other people” Don’t have to be real or present, implied or imagined presence Read more…

Social Psychology Key Concepts

Social Psycologists Psychologist who study the connections between people and how we think about, relate, and influence one another. attribution theory Fritz Heiders theory, after observing people’s reactions to the behavior of others, says that dispositional, situational, and occasional attributions are the broad terms for how people view the reasons Read more…

Social Psychology Terminology

Actor-Observer bias a term in social psychology that refers to a tendency to attribute one’s own actions to external causes, while attributing other people’s behaviors to internal causes. attribution an ascribed quality, character, or right. conformity behavior in accordance with socially accepted conventions or standards. central route persuasion occurs when Read more…

Social Psychology- SPA 1

Sustainability Climate change Increases in CO2 beyond what earth can handle: Global warming -Planet Earth has always had a supply of greenhouse gases that capture heat from the sun and keep Earth warm -We are adding CO2 to these gases by bring fossil fuels -Amount of CO2 production exceeds what Read more…

Social Psychology

Social Psychology is the systematic study of the nature and causes of human social action The definition has 3 parts of social psychology… This definition has 3 parts: Social Action, which includes: behaviors, thoughts, feelings Nature & Causes- What people do AND why they do it Systematic study- Employs the Read more…

Social Psychology

Social psychology The scientific study of how peoples thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by other people Social psycholog perspectives – Social cultural perspective – Evolutionary perspective – Social learning perspective – Social cognitive perspective Analysing social psychology – Within persons – Between persons – Within groups – Between groups Read more…

Social Psychology Chapters 1-4

Social Psychology the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another Social Thinking how we perceive ourselves and others, what we believe, judgments we make, and our attitudes Social Influence culture, pressures to conform, persuasion, and groups of people Social Relations prejudice, aggression, attraction and Read more…

social psychology chapter 1

Components of Social Psychology a. Psychology b. Sociology c. Cultural Anthropology Classical Period a. 1880 – 1920 i. 1897/98: Triplett ii. 1913: Ringleman (started work in 1880s) iii. 1924: Allport (American) iv. No identified “Father of Psychology” v. Relationship to the birth of Psychology Triplett Classical Period- 1897/98 credited with Read more…