Class Notes - 11-9-07

Class Notes - 11-9-07 - Psychology – Class Notes –...

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Unformatted text preview: Psychology – Class Notes – 11/9/07 Social Behavior Lecture – Day 3 • CHAPTER 10 IS REALLY IMPORTANT- Milgram experiment- they were all paid to participate – paid only to participate o Results not influenced by monetary incentive o Conducted on campus at Yale University o Replicated at community center Results consisted of considerably lower counts of people going to “all the way, maximum voltage” Support for the fact that Yale University is a threatening environment Community center, off campus could have been less threatening o Was conducted in other countries (Australia ended up having 28% of participants going all the way, South Africa ended up having 87.5% going all the way) Inconsistencies Circular reasoning Social Cognition • Attribution Theory – how we attribute – what causes us to attribute things to certain outcomes o Fundamental Attribution Error – Occurs in everyone when we are trying to understand why other people behave the way that they do – social psychologists explain this by that people overestimating the influence of people’s disposition, underestimate the power of the situation – dispositional characteristic of the person, not the influence of the situation in affecting...
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