Chapter 01 - Chapter 01 Social Psychology Why we act, feel,...

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Chapter 01 Social Psychology Why we act, feel, behave, influence and/or are influenced by others How we relate to others in a social setting Why social settings affect who we are 1. Characteristics of an individual (skin color, personality, etc.) 2. Environment (hot humid environment irritable) 3. Cognitive processes 4. Cultural processes (media exposure) 5. Biological factors (born with a mixture of parents personality) 6. Evolutionary principles (mate selection) Ways to study psychology 1. Naturalistic observation Watching others in their natural environment without interfering “Hawthorne effect” Wrongful inferences (state opinion instead of fact) 2. Case study In depth investigations 3. Survey Paper/pencil based questionnaires but can also be face to face interviews People can lie Can be misunderstanding 4. Experimentation Gives us cause and effect Independent variable – “cause” manipulated Dependent variable – “effect” measured Random variable – “confounding”
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course PSYC 205 taught by Professor Roberts-whalen during the Spring '08 term at Baton Rouge CC.

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Chapter 01 - Chapter 01 Social Psychology Why we act, feel,...

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