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  • Social Psychology

    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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  • Social Psychology

    Social PsychologySocial Psychology’s great lesson is the enormous power of social influence. This influence can be seen in our conformity‚ our compliance‚ and our group behavior (Myers 680)”. Social influence relates to conformity and obedience‚ group influence‚ and ultimately‚ the power of individuals. “Social Psychologists explore these connections by scientifically studying how we think about‚ influence‚ and relate to one another (Myers 673)”. There are two kinds of social influence: Normative

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  • Social Psychology

    Module 1 Doing Social Psychology blz. 3 t/m 14 Social psychology The scientific study of how people think about‚ influence‚ and relate to one another. Forming and testing theories Theory An integrated set of principles that explain and predict observed events. Hypothesis A testable proposition that describes a relationship that might exist between events. Correlational research: detecting natural associations Correlational research The study of the naturally

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  • Social Psychology

    IV – controlled or manipulated Color of T-shirt participants wore DV – measured Aggression Benefit of random assignment: * The participants who wore black t-shirts and white t-shirts were equal on all other factors except the color they were wearing * People who are naturally aggressive have an equal chance of being in each group Which of the following types of studies allows researchers to draw causal conclusions? C) Experimental Hypotheses are used to test theories.

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  • Social Psychology

    ourselves (Friedkin‚ 1998). Social psychologists have conducted numerous experiments and concluded that‚ through various forms of social influence‚ groups can change their members’ thoughts‚ feelings‚ and behaviour‚ intentionally or unintentionally‚ as a result of the way the changed person perceives themselves in relationship to the influencer‚ other people and society in general (Hogg & Vaughan‚ 2008). Hogg and Vaughan (2008) stated that the three areas of social influence are obedience

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  • Psychology Social Influences

    ! ! ! ! ! AS PSYCHOLOGY UNIT 2 (PSYA2) ! SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: Social Influence 2014-2015 ! ! ! ! ! ! Name: ……………………………………………………
 Unit 2 – Social PsychologySocial Influence Alton College (Updated Sept 2013) ! THE SPECIFICATION What you need to know: ! Social Influence • Conformity (majority influence) and explanations of why people conform‚ including informational social influence and normative social influence. • Types of conformity‚ including internalisation and compliance. • Obedience

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  • Social Psychology Notes

    Module 1: Doing Social Psychology • What is social psychology? • Theory vs. hypothesis • Correlational research ◦ What information/explanations do these types of studies provide? ◦ What are their limitations? • Experiments ◦ How do they compare to correlational studies? ◦ Independent vs. dependent variables ◦ Field vs. lab research ◦ Random Assignment ◦ Mundane vs. experimental realism ◦ APA ethical guidelines Module 2: Did You Know It

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  • Social psychology

    Social psychology is a discipline that uses scientific methods to understand and explain how the thought‚ feeling and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual‚ imagined or implied presence of other human. Social psychology looks at a wide range of social topics‚ including group behavior‚ social perception‚ leadership‚ nonverbal behavior‚ conformity‚ aggression and prejudice. While Plato referred to the idea of the "crowd mind" and concepts such as social loafing and social facilitation

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  • SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

    SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY The study of the manner in which the personality‚ attitudes‚ motivations‚ and behavior of the individual influence and are influenced by social groups http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/social%20psychology According to psychologist Gordon Allport‚ social psychology is a discipline that uses scientific methods "to understand and explain how the thought‚ feeling and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual‚ imagined or implied presence of other human beings"

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  • Social Psychology

    Social psychology is about understanding individual behavior in a social context. Baron‚ Byrne & Suls (1989) define social psychology as ....... “the scientific field that seeks to understand the nature and causes of individual behavior in social situations”. (p. 6). It therefore looks at human behavior as influenced by other people and the social context in which this occurs. Social psychologists therefore deal with the factors that lead us to behave in a given way in the presence of others

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