9. Social Psychology.pdf - Social Psychology Sheehan Psyc 221 What\u2019s social psychology about Social psychology \u2013 a broad field of study that

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Social PsychologySheehanPsyc 221
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What’s social psychology about?Social psychology a broad field of study that includes how individuals perceive and think about other people, as well as how the presence of other people can influence individuals’ behaviors.How behavior is influenced by other people and the social context
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Some key termsSocial norms -– General rules for a group (big or small; e.g., society vs. classroom)Usually unwritten and unspoken rulesWhat are social norms of riding on an elevator?What would happen if you broke these social norms?Social roles -– Guidelines for specificpositions within a group (e.g., student, professor, parent)– Classic empirical example, the Stanford Prison Study - roleplaying gone terribly wrong (Zimbardo, 1971)
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Stanford Prison StudyPhil Zimbardo (1971)Young men randomly assigned to role play: Either (1) a prisoneror (2) a prison guard Was supposed to last for 2 weeks, but had to be shut down after 6 days…
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Let’s see the video footage
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Aggression and Violence
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Warm UpDiscussion: Dear AbbyListen to the following scenarioReflect on who you think is right (and why)
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OverviewIntroductionInternal FactorsExternal FactorsReducing AggressionCatharsisPunishmentSuccessful Interventions
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IntroductionDefining Aggression: BehaviorIntentionalUndesired by victimAggression vs. Violence:Violence: aggression intended to cause extreme physical harmAll violent acts are aggressiveBut not all aggressive acts are violent
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Activity: Aggression vs. ViolenceAggression vs. ViolenceViolent, Aggressive, both, or neither?
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