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Social psychology  Focuses in social psychology - “we cannot live for ourselves alone” – Herman Melville Social psychology scientifically studies how we  think about, influence, and relate to  one  another Role Playing affects attitudes - Zimbardo (1972) assigned the roles of guards and prisoners to random students  and found that guards and prisoners developed role-appropriated attitudes o He studies that how role playing affect the outcome of behavior  o Getting into the role can be heavily influence one’s behavior (conflict with  original role) Individual’s difference in react to role conflict  Social influence - The greatest contribution of social psychology is its study of attitudes, beliefs  decisions, and actions and the way they are molded by social influence Conformity and obedience - Behavior is contagious, modeled by one followed by another. We follow behavior  of others to conform - Other behaviors maybe an expression of obedience toward authority  The chameleon effect - Conformity: adjusting one’s behavior or thinking to coincide with a group  standard  Group pressure and conformity - Suggestibility is subtle type of conformity, adjusting our behavior or thinking  toward some group standard  o Conducted by Asch o
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