Ch 1 Intro Social Psychology.student-2

Ch 1 Intro Social Psychology.student-2 - Game” Ross&...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style What is social psychology? Social Psychology
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n Commonsense –  n Hindsight bias
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Social Psychology n The scientific study of the way that the  thoughts, feelings, and actions of people  are influenced by the real or imagined  presence of other people. 
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Social Psychology Sociology Social  Psychology Personality  Psychology
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Social Psychology n Kurt Lewin’s Field theory (1943):  n Behavior is a function of:
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Social Psychology How does social psychology differ from  other social sciences and folk wisdom?
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Scientific Method
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Behavior=f(Person,  Situation ) The Situation
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Power of the Situation n Fundamental Attribution Error n
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Unformatted text preview: Game” Ross & Samuels, 1993 Click to edit Master subtitle style Behavior=f( Person , Situation) The Person Two Motives Why do we think and act the way we do? 1. Need to feel good 1. Need to be accurate Self-Esteem Approach n Self-esteem: n Strong need to see ourselves favorably Self-Esteem Approach Consequences of the need to feel good 1. Justify Past Behavior 1. Self-Justification Social Cognition Approach n Social Cognition: n Strong need to see the world accurately Social Cognition Approach Consequences of the need to be accurate n Expectations get in the way Additional Motives n Biological drives n Psychological motives n Need for control n Etc…...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course PSYC 260 taught by Professor Traceycallison during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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