psychology notes apr 13 - Social Psychology - How people...

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Social Psychology - How people influence each other - How people interact and behave with each other. How leaders affect the behavior of people in groups. Democratic leadership give the best output. Laisai faire did nothing and autocratic groups work well as long as the leader is looking. The power of the situation. Sometimes people like to fit in. This makes people agree with others. Solomon asch – peer pressure effect on conforming Milgram – shows how people obey authority without any problem. 2/3 of people will follow without question. So normal people behave badly in bad circumstances. This can be seen in nazi actions in WWII. Fundamental Attribution errors Here the people attribute behaviors to personalities instead of situations. If someone does something bad, we say they are bad not that they were in a bad situation. Even good people can behave in negative ways. Stanford prison experiment People who are good are arrested and put in prison. We all have the ability to turn into
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