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Ch13_social_11_13_09 - SocialPsychology Friday, November...

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Friday, November 13, 2009 Social Psychology
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Social Psychology How people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by other people Altruism Bystander effects Attitudes and persuasion Conformity
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Cooperation and Competition Altruism Will we help if there is no benefit to us? Chimp example Pull the rope! People example Prisoner’s Dilemma
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Cooperation and Competition The prisoner’s dilemma In the prisoner’s dilemma a person must choose between A cooperative act or One very beneficial only to him or herself that is hurtful to others.
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Figure 13.1 Figure 13.1 In the prisoner’s dilemma, each person considering the choice alone finds it beneficial to confess. But when both people confess, they suffer worse consequences than if both had refused to confess.
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Bystander Effects http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahshow/20090908-tows- flash-mob-dance Diffusion of responsibility Tendency to feel less responsible for action when in a group Falling off a chair study
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