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Lec Mar 18th - alternatives Prejudice o An unjustifiable...

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Social Influence P. 480 18/03/2008 11:19:00 Conformity Adjusting one’s behavior or thinking to coincide with a group standard Normative social influence Influence resulting from a person’s desire to gain approval or avoid disapproval Solomon Asch’s conformity study The Line Study Social Influence Influence resulting from one’s willingness to accept others p.481 Social Facilitation o Improved performance of tasks in the presence of other o Occurs with simple or well-learned tasks but not difficult or net yet mastered Social Loafing o Tendency for people in a group to exert less effort when pooling their efforts toward attaining a common goal than when individually accountable Deindividuation o Loss of self-awareness and self-restraint in group in group situations that foster arousal and anonymity Group Polarization – p. 496 o Enhancement of a group’s prevailing attitudes through discussion within the group Groupthink o Mode of thinking that occurs when the desire for harmony in a decision-making group overrides realistic appraisal of
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Unformatted text preview: alternatives Prejudice o An unjustifiable (and usually negative) attitude toward a group and its members o Involves stereotyped beliefs, negative feeling and a predisposition to discriminatory Stereotype o A generalized (sometimes accurate, but often over generalized) statement about a group of people Ingroup o Us people with whom one shares a common identity Outgroup o Them those perceived as different or apart from ones in-group o When people are put into teams, and competing it immediately becomes a Us versus them situation. In group Bias o Tendency to favor ones own group Scapegoat Theory o Theory that prejudice provides an outlet for anger by providing someone to blame Just-world phenomenon o Tendency of people to believe the world is just people o People get what they deserve and deserve what they get. Types of relationships page 502 18/03/2008 11:19:00 18/03/2008 11:19:00...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course PSYCH 10524 taught by Professor Labanset during the Spring '08 term at TCU.

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