psych 12-4 - -cognitive dissonance-when an attitude and...

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December 4, 2007 Intro. to Psych. Social Thinking -how do we explain other’s behavior? -disposition -how do we explain our own behavior? -situation -Fundamental Attribution Error -why? -actor-observer bias -we only see the actions of a person, not the variables affecting it -motivational reasons -depends on whether behavior is negative or positive -attitudes and behavior -attitudes can lead to behaviors -bad predictor of behavior, though -attitude can be vague while behavior can be specific -conflicting attitudes -behaviors can lead to attitudes -ex: “pushing in” to the spirit even when you feel dry -roles and attitudes -Stanford Prison Experiment -roles given to people created proper attitudes for people
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Unformatted text preview: -cognitive dissonance-when an attitude and behavior conflict-solutions-change one or the other-justification Social Influence-conformity-informational social influence-we want to be right-normative social influence-do things to fit in-social norms-norms that create a normal behavior-obedience-conforming to a direct order-Milgrams experiment (shocking people)-group influence-social facilitation-if youre good at something, an audience can help performance-social loafing-group slackers-deindividuation-sense of self starts to disappear when youre in a group-soccer fans, KKK, etc.-group polarization-hand out with people who have similar ideas/beliefs-more extreme with a belief...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course PY 101 taught by Professor Schmautz during the Spring '08 term at Whitworth University.

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