Psychology Flashcards

Social Psychology Chapter 10-13

Propinquity Effect The finding that the more we see and interact with people, the more likely they are to become our friends. Mere Exposure Effect The finding that the more exposure we have to a stimulus, the more apt we are to like it. When do we look for similarity v. differences in relationships? In […]

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Social Psychology Test Questions

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 of others can have important […]

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Social Psychology Analysis

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 Three aspects of social psychology […]

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Social Psychology- Chapter 13 vocab

social psychology the study of how people think about, influence, and relate to other people ex) social psychologists are interested in the ways that social situations influence behavior stereotype a generalization about a group’s characteristics that does not consider any variations from one individual to another ex) the beautiful is good stereotype attribution theory the […]

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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 route and a peripheral route […]

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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 a person is persuaded by […]

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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 scientific method & formal research […]

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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 intimacy, and helping Social Neuroscience […]

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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 the purposes or procedures of […]

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AP Psychology Chapter 16 Social Psychology

Social Psychology The scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another. Attribution Theory the theory that we tend to give a causal explanation for someone’s behavior, often 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 […]

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Ap Psych: Social Psychology Answers

Social Psychology subfield in psychology that deals with how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by our social interactions with others Social Perception processes by which we form impressions, make judgements, and develop attitudes about the people and events that constitute our social world Impression Formation process of developing an opinion or impression of […]

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Module 25 – Social Psychology

Def. Social psychology A broad field whose goals are to understand and explain how our thoughts, feelings, percetions, and behaviors are influenced by the presence of, or interactions with, others. Def. Cognitive social psychology A subarea of social psychology that focuses on how cognitive processes, such as perceiving, retrieving, and interpreting info about social interactions […]

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PSYC 001: Social Psychology & Personality Assessment and Theory

Social Psychologists explore how we think about, influence and relate to one another Primary Effect the likelihood that an overall impression or judgement of another will be influenced more by the first information received about that person than by information that comes later Expectations once formed, our expectations affect how we perceive the behavior of […]

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Social Psychology Key Terms Unit 14

social psychology the 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 situation and to overestimate […]

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Exam 1: Social Psychology

Define Social Psychology the scientific study of how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior are influenced by other people Is social psychology science? Yes What makes something a science? -needs to be observable -needs to be objective & reliable -needs to be predictable -needs to have a theory What are theories? -stories Why are they great? […]

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Social Psychology class notes

Social psychology Attempts to explain how society influences: cognition motivation development behavior of individuals and, in turn, is influenced by them The 3 faces of social psych 1. psychological social psych 2. symbolic interactionism 3. social structure and personality Psychological social psych (face 1) Experimental: stimulus followed by response Focus on group processes perspectives, learning, […]

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Social Psychology Mid Term

internal validity the extent to which a study examines the effects that it claims to examine (ex: study w/ random assignment has greater internal validity than non-random assignment) external validity the extent to which the findings of a study can be generalized to other settings, populations or time periods (more validity when results can be […]

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Social Psychology 7th Edition Chapter 1(Aronson, Wilson, & Akert)

What is Social Psychology? The scientific study of the way in which people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the real or imagined presence of other people. Social psychologists are interested in understanding how and why the social environment shapes the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of the individual. The Power of Social Interpretation To […]

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Chapter 2: Methodology: How Social Psychologists Do Research

Hindsight bias The tendency for people to exaggerate, after knowing that something occurred, how much they could have predicted it before it occurred Ex hindsight bias: Birds of a feather flock together or opposites attracts Once people knew that people are attracted to similar people they claimed it “Wasn’t surprising.” Empirical Science SP is an […]

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Social Psychology Midterm Chapter 1-7

Social Cognition how people select, interpret, remember, and use social information to make judgements and decisions a movement in social psychology that began in the 1970s that focused on thoughts about people and about social relationships Biological influences focus on learning about what happens in the brain, nervous system, and other aspects of the body. […]

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psyc229 – Contemporary Issues & Social Psychology

Birth and Infancy of Social Psychology 1880-1920 Nature v Nuture Suggestability, social facilitation and social loafing experiments. Who had the most dramatic impact on social Psychology Adolf Hilter. Lead to to questions about conformity. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Formed in 1936 Kurt Lewin’s Fundamental Principals of Social Psychology – Social Construction, […]

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