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Click to edit Master subtitle style 12/13/09 What is Social Psychology? February 2, 2009
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12/13/09 Review from last class The Questions Social Psychologists Ask Approaches to Answering such Questions A Formal Definition of Social Psychology Core Concerns of Social Psychology
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12/13/09 Relation to Other Fields Sociology – scientific study of society Psychology – scientific study of individuals Social Psychology as combining elements of both; Linking the individual and the society
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12/13/09 Impact of Urban School Relocation The place: City of Hefei and a rural area called Bin Hu Xin Qu. The problem and the strategy for dealing with it. The types of questions a city planner would ask compared with the types of questions a social psychologist would ask.
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12/13/09 Urban-Rural Differences in
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Unformatted text preview: China • City Scene in Countryside 12/13/09 Bin Hu Xin Qu 12/13/09 Theoretical Perspectives • A question is not a theory • Definition: A theory is a set of interrelated propositions that organizes and explains a set of observed phenomena • Theories help us to interpret and predict social behavior 12/13/09 Role Theory • Assumptions: “All the world is a stage” – If we know “who is who” in the cast, then we can make sense out of what is going on • Key Concepts: role expectations, role salience, role conflict • Example 12/13/09 A Professor 12/13/09 Role Expectations for a Professor • Give Lectures • Answer Questions • Assign Grades • Student Evaluations – judging whether role expectations are met?...
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