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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 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 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 behind a person’s behavior. For […]

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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 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- 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 Earth can absorb -As a […]

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Social Psychology Chapter 11: Groups and Individuals

Group A collection of people who are perceived to e bonded together in a coherent unit to some degree. Common-Bond Groups Groups that tend to involve face-to-face interaction and in which the individual members are bonded to each other. Common-Identity Groups Face-to-face interaction is often absent, and the members are linked together via the category […]

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Social psychology strengths and weaknesses

Strength of social area Can help improve our understanding of human behaviour, particularly the extent to which this is affected by other people Strength of social area Research within the social area can be extremely useful, having a practical applications in a range of different settings Strength of social area Research within social psychology helps […]

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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 Answers

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 having published the first research […]

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Social Psychology – Ch. 1 Intro to Social Psych and Research Methods

What is Social Psychology? The scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to each other as groups and as individuals • Social psychology focuses more on how individual in general, *view and affect one another* and *less on individual’s differences.* Social Psychology v Sociology Social psychology focuses more on how individual in […]

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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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Study Guide: Social Psychology Terms/concepts Answers

Attribution Theory the theory that we tend to explain the behavior of others as an aspect of either internal dispositiion or the situation Fundamental Attribution Theory the tendency to attribute the behavior of others to internal dispositions rather than to situations Situational Attribution an assumption that a person’s behavior is determined by external circumstances such […]

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Social Psychology Terms

social psychology the branch of psychology that studies persons and their relationships with others and with groups and with society as a whole attribution theory the theory that we explain someone’s behavior by crediting either the situation or the person’s disposition; studied by Fritz Heider fundamental attribution error the tendency for observers, when analyzing another’s […]

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Social Psychology Chapter 1 Test Questions

What is social psychology? The scientific study of the way individuals think, feel, and behave in social situations What is the type of perspective of social psychology? While other sciences are narrower and specific, social takes on a broader perspective What is the focus of social? focuses primarily on the individual, but will also study […]

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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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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 Social Psychology Vs. Other Social […]

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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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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 in larger social groups such […]

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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 situation and to overestimate the […]

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Social Psychology Chapter 4 Answers

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 is potent social influence on […]

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