PSYC260Lecture01

PSYC260Lecture01 - PSYC260 August 29th, 2008 Topic 1:...

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PSYC260 August 29 th , 2008 Topic 1: Orientation to Field, Methodology Example 1: Kitty Genovese E Why did people fail to help her? Situations Kitty G. Friend Flat Pan in need Tire handler People Joe no help help help help 3/4 Mary no help help help no help 2/4 Harry no help help no help help 2/4 Sue no help help no help no help 1/4 0/4 4/4 2/4 2/4 2 Example 2: Latané and Darley (1970) Group Size Percent Helping 6 (P + victim + 4 others) 31% 3 (P + victim + 1 other) 62% 1 (P + victim) 85% Theme I: Social influence is more powerful than we think Video: Candid Camera Show What Does "Social Influence” mean? Behaviorism: The objective situation Gestalt Psychology: An approach to perception; emphasis on the subjective way in which an object appears in people’s minds (Illusions indicate that the mind is "actively" involved in interpreting perceptual input rather than passively recording it) Social Psychology: How people construe (perceive, interpret) the social situation
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PSYC260Lecture01 - PSYC260 August 29th, 2008 Topic 1:...

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