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Module 09 - Inclusion and Alienation Social Psychology Reading - Chapters 11 and 12 Phoebe Prince Phoebe Prince was a 15-year-old girl who had recently moved from Ireland to Western Massachusetts with her family. Phoebe had been the victim of severe harassment and bullying by a number of her classmates that appeared to stem from a brief romantic relationship she had with one of her tormentors. What seems to have happened is that Phoebe dated a boy in her class for a short period of time. The...

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Chapter 16: Social Psychology Social Thinking 1.Social psychology studies what 3 aspects of our social world? 1. How we think about our social world (social thinking) 2. How other people influence our behavior (social influence) 3. How we relate toward other people (social relations) Attribution: The Causes of Behavior 2.Distingush between personal (internal) attributions and situational (external) attributions. Personal internal attributions infer that people’s characteristics...

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Social Psychology By: Virginia Gabbard University of Phoenix Social Psychology/PSY555 April 2, 2012 Kimberly Kinsey, PhD Social Psychology Social psychology is the understanding of individual behavior in social environments. Per McLeod (2007) “the scientific field that seeks to understand the nature and causes of individual behavior in social situations.” Social psychology studies how human behavior is influenced...

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stereotyping 3. How racial prejudice (toward African Americans) has changed since the 1940’s 4. Describe the research by Clark and Clark 5. Cross cultural study from 27 countries on gender 6. Social Dominance Orientation- Characteristics, career choice/social dominance 7. Altmeyer’s research on social dominance 8. Church membership and prejudice 9. Pettigrew’s study in South Africa- Who was the most prejudiced? 10. Theories of Aggression 11. Types of aggression-hostile and instrumental 12...

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Social Psychology

Social psychology tells us that daily behaviors and attitudes stem from the influences of social factors on the individual. In other words, all of our daily actions are fueled from social influences in our daily lives. Social psychology is a branch of psychology concerned with how social phenomena influence us and how people interact with others. There are some basic aspects of social behavior that play a large role in our actions and how we see ourselves. There have been many different theorists...

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trials, social perception Ps in social psych research face tasks similar to those of… Eyewitnesses to a crime Suspects in an interrogation Jurors in a trial (attributions?) Eyewitness Accuracy Witnessing a crime and identifying perpetrator not easy (based on quick exposure to person) Consider this example… 3 Correct Answer? Eyewitness testimony very persuasive, but 80% of wrongful convictions due, in part, to mistaken IDs (identifications) DNA tests/exonerations Social psych methods...

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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY MIDTERM Q: Discuss why the scientific method provides a better guide to human behavior than common sense does. When discussing the scientific method and common sense as it regards to social psychology, one must understand what the scientific method and common sense are. A: The scientific method is a systematic method used to observe variables in an attempt to answer some inquiry, in this case reasons for certain human behaviors. Common sense, on the other hand, is not...

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General psychology Alexey Mishkel Assignment II 18.12.2011 Assignment II Social psychology is very useful and interesting part of a science. It concerns many aspects of human nature, person’s perceptions, emotions, attitudes and relations between people (Wade & Tavris 1998). Personally, I think that theories of Self-fulfilling prophecy, bystander apathy “altruism” and Cognitive Dissonance could be very important in many situations not only in science. It is a great to...

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Research methods Abstract In social psychology there are many researchers who investigated and challenged different theories within including well respected psychologists including; Sheriff(1935); Jenness(1932); Asch(1951); Crutchfield(1955) and Mann(1969). The aim of the study was; guessing how many sweeties were in the jar in a competition fashion and testing if the participants conformed to their guesses. The hypothesis was ' people would conform under group pressures of the pre-set guesses...

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In social psychology, I have become fascinated with social cognition, the way we think about ourselves and the way we think of others. The phenomena’s I find most intriguing is the way we conserve mental effort and self present. One way we conserve mental effort is by reducing the amount of thinking we have to do when meeting someone new and this is done by stereotyping. Stereotyping is best defined as a widespread belief about a certain group of people. It allows us to quickly respond to a situation...

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