IVC Psyc 1 Lecture 8 (Social).pptx

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1. Social Psychology’s roots 2. Attitudes 1. Consistency 2. Reciprocation 3. Roles 3. Conformity and Obedience 4.The Lecture that can SAVE YOUR LIFE!!! On Today’s Menu…
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Person Psychology! Situatio n Mind Bod y Affec t Cognitio n Behavi or Biolog y Psychology is: the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
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What is Social Psychology? “Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads.” -Herman Melville
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What is Social Psychology? Social Psychology scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another
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Situational Forces Situational forces that motivate behavior Social Proof - we determine the correctness of situational behavior by observing what other people are doing in that situation “Society is imitation” and imitation is “the key to the social mystery.” -French author Tarde’
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Situational Forces Situational forces that motivate behavior Consistency - People are driven to be consistent in words and deeds. “Consistency is the hobgoblin of the mind, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Situational Forces Situational forces that motivate behavior Consistency - People are driven to be consistent in words and deeds. EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY The Break-A-Norm Project Break a social norm for an extended period of time. There are three rules: in breaking a social norm, you are not to 1) break the law, 2) do anything that might scare someone or result in physical violence, and Rule 3) do NOT do this on campus ! After breaking the norm, write a paper of at least 300 words discussing the norm you broke, the reactions of other people, and your
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Situational Forces Situational forces that motivate behavior Rule of Reciprocation – people feel the need to repay in kind what another person has provided us “Pay every debt, as if God wrote the bill.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Social Psychology First Experiment in Social Psychology Norman Triplett – 1898 University of Indiana Cyclists raced faster when competing against other people, rather than a clock.
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Social Facilitation Social Facilitation Robert Zajonc (1965) improved performance of tasks in the presence of others occurs with simple or well-learned tasks but not with tasks that are difficult or not yet mastered
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