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Social Psychology (SOP 3004) Ilan Shrira ilans@ufl.edu Corinne Novell cnovell@ufl.edu Bookcost.com
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Defining Social Psychology How people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by other people – the SOCIAL influences How the social world influences the individual
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Some Topics of the Course How the social world influences: views about ourselves helping others prejudice aggression moral judgments and values relationships
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Survey…
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Hindsight bias The “I-knew-it-all-along” effect Tendency to view what already happened as obvious or inevitable After something happens, we exaggerate our ability to have predicted that event beforehand
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Bryant and Brockway (1997) Two hours before OJ Simpson verdict, students estimated what % chance there was of an acquittal Average: 50% chance A week later, same students estimated
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Unformatted text preview: what chance there was of an acquittal before the verdict was announced Average: 67% chance Other examples Sports victories: LSU as national champs 2000 and 2004 presidential elections Stronger over time One day vs. 7 months after BCS game Recurring themes of the course 1. We have a desire to be accurate. 2. We have a desire to feel good about ourselves. Recurring themes of the course 3. We are not that good at determining why we behave certain ways. Nisbett and Wilson (1977) the pantyhose experiment Moods Theories rather than introspection 12% 17% 31% 40% Recurring themes of the course 4. Situations exert a much more powerful influence on behavior than we realize. We underestimate the power of the situation...
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2010 for the course SOP 3004 taught by Professor Champers during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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