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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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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 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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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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Social Psychology

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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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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Social Psychology

Social Psychology Most people are sociable as this is an innate and harmless characteristic of the human species. Sociable people enjoy sharing their personal space with others. They welcome stimulating interaction such as friendship, entertaining, and conversation. Society is so engrossed in people’s social lives that reality television shows, regardless of the focus, are the new norm. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines sociable as “inclined by nature to companionship with others...

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Introducing Social Psychology Theories and Methods in Social Psychology 27 Feb 2012, Banu Cingöz Ulu What is social psychology? • A field within psychology that strives to understand the social dynamics of everyday living. • Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to others. What is social psychology? • How do the actual, imagined, and implied presence of others influence us? – Cognitively (thoughts) – Affectively (emotions) – Behaviorally (actions)...

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Social Psychology Concepts April 16, 2013 Psychology 300 Professor Ian Rosen, PhD Social Psychology Concepts This paper will focus on various social psychology concepts. It will discuss bystander and aggressive behavior and the context in which they occur. Using social psychology concepts an analysis of possible precursors and consequences will be provided of the behaviors specified. It will also identify any associated phenomenon related to these behaviors. Social psychology is the “scientific...

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Introduction Social 1 Biology and Social Cognition - Attraction Chapter 14, Passer Dr Jason Bohan  Are we social animals? Who’s attractive? Can evolutionary theory explain dating behaviour?   The need to affiliate   Defining attraction    Affiliation – the need to form social relationships Fear of interaction and evaluation can lead to social anxiety Failure to form friendships can lead to loneliness Extreme social isolation can be harmful: Admiral Byrd and “wintering...

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