PSY1013_Ch16_Social - Chapter 16 Social Psychology Click to...

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Sociobiology (E. O. Wilson) l Selfish Gene (Evolutionary Psychology) l Text: “We are vehicles for our genes, and our genes are the designers and passengers of these vehicles.” l Survival and Reproduction l Aggression / Competition, Cooperation, and Altruism l Who to trust?
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Person Perception l Belief (truth estimate), Attitude (belief, affect/ evaluative l Stereotype, Prejudice (negative evaluation), and Discrimination l Stereotype: Categorization l Cognitively important and automatic l Often inaccurate (illusory correlations), overused, & self-perpetuating (self-fulfilling prophesy) l Rebound effects if suppress, but l Solve Common Problems and Role Playing help l In-group affiliation l Out-group homogeneity
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Figure 16.10 Illusory Correlation
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Figure 16.13 Stereotype Threat and Exam Performance
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l Prejudice (an attitude) l Accentuates group differences as well as out- group homogeneity l Even just a label for lines: 1 & 3 “similar” / 3 & 4 “different” l Sherif (Robber's Cave): l Compete vs. cooperate l Prisoner’s Dilemma l Compete or cooperate with accomplice l Compete or cooperate with limited resources l Monte Carlo: Cooperate unless other competes
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Assimilation and Contrast
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