FINALEXAMREVIEW - FINAL EXAM REVIEW Social Psychology 1. 2...

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FINAL EXAM REVIEW Social Psychology 1. 2 main lessons of social psychology: a. Our behavior is powerfully influenced by the situation b. People tend to be irrational Fundamental Attribution Error The observer Underestimates the effect of the situation And Overestimates inner disposition of the actor People ignore the situation that is the main cause… (car flipped upside down on fence picture) Asch discovered: People would rather be liked then to be right! Milgram’s experiment involved two questions: - was hitler’s ability to control his men because they were german? - Or. . was it because of the situation 65% of adult males fully complied w/experimenter’s commands to continue despite hearing cries of protest after 330 volts Social psychology and LOVE Self-Fulfilling Prophecy --The process in which a person’s expectation about another person elicits behavior from that person that confirms the expectation Foot-in-the-door Phenomena. Jim Jones Cognative Dissonance: We want harmony in what we believe and what we do. Tension is created when we do things we don’t believe in. -
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PSY 120 taught by Professor Donnely during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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