ch 1 - Social Psychology is the scientific study of Social...

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Social Psychology is the scientific study of. . Social Thinking -how we perceive ourselves & others -what we believe -judgments we make Our attitudes Social Influence -culture & biology -pressures to conform -persuasion -groups of people Social relations -prejudice -aggression -attraction & intamacy -helping
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Social psychology - Social neuroscience - An integration of social & biological perspectives that’s explores the neural & Culture - Enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, & traditions shared by a large group of people & transmitted from one generation to the next Social representations - Socially shared beliefs—widely held ideas and values, including our assumptions & cultural ideologies. Our social representations help us make sense of our world Hindsight bias - Tendency to exaggerate after learning an outcome, one’s ability to have foreseen how something turned out. Also known as the I-knew-it-all-along phenomenon
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2008 for the course PSYCH 221 taught by Professor Signorella,margar during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.

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