Key_social_psychology_terms_chapter_16

Key_social_psychology_terms_chapter_16 - Key Social...

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Key Social Psychology Terms (Lahey, 2007, Chapter 16) Deindividuation - when people in a group feel anonymous and unidentifiable and are less concerned with what others think bystander apathy - the sympathy felt by bystanders and the amount they feel compelled to help the situation diffusion of responsibility - the effect of being in a group that reduces the sense of personal responsibility of each member. social facilitation- when working in a group improves performance on individual’s project social loafing - tendency of members of a group to work less hard when the group is being measured vs. individually measured groupthink - faulty decision- making processes that may occur in groups polarization - a group discussion makes beliefs and attitudes more extreme Ex. If your with a group who hates school, you will say stronger beliefs / remarks of how much you hate it Conformity - yielding to a group pressure, even when no one has demanded you too social norms - guidelines provided by every culture for judging acceptable and unacceptable behavior obedience - doing what one is told to do by people in authority Group support - can provide emotional support and comfort; can get more accomplished Affect - how what you believe results in behavior behavior
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course PSYC 2004 taught by Professor Dmharris during the Fall '06 term at Virginia Tech.

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