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9-4 Lecture - Social Psychology-Course Introduction Social...

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Social Psychology—Course Introduction Social Psychology - scientific study of how people think, feel, interact, and influence each other individually and in groups De-individualization- individual focus as opposed to SOCL, BIOL, ANTH, HIST Experiments: Results can be used to 1) plug new information into theories or 2) lead to further questions to keep body of knowledge continually growing Individual Character + Situation Social perception & cognition evaluation of situation intention to be have a certain way (best predictor of social behavior) social behavior back to beginning Character + Situation Where did psychology come from? Greek literature shows they’re mindful of human behavior; psyche- in Greek mythology, meaning “breath of life”, the unique attribute that separates inanimate objects from people. Aristotle noted we’re social creatures. Thomas Equinas- we can have religious and rational thought at the same time
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2009 for the course PSYCH 2040 taught by Professor Adair during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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