Chptr_17 - You and Groups - Chapter 17 Chapter 17: You and...

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You and Groups - Chapter 17 575 PSYCHOLOGY: Exploring Behavior Chapter 17: You and Groups You and Groups Your Socialization and Personal Development Interpersonal Attraction Forming and Ending Friendships Likability and Agreement Bases of Attraction Romantic Love USING PSYCHOLOGY: Theory of Attraction USING PSYCHOLOGY: Practice of Attraction Attitudes Elements of Attitudes Forming Attitudes Attitudes Gone Awry: Prejudice Changing Attitudes Attitudes and Cognitive Dissonance Aggression Controlling Aggression Altruism: Offering Help to Others Obtaining Help REVIEW ACTIVITIES INTERESTED IN MORE? You and Groups WHAT'S THE ANSWER? "It was really a surprise! Laurie and I were the best friends all through high school. Then she went west to college, and I went south, and what a difference there was when we met last week!" "How could you tell, Diane?" "Well, there isn't any one thing I can point to. It was just that we hadn't seen each other for nine months. When we got back together again she was almost like a different person. Now she's into painting while I've continued pursuing music. We both still love football, but she's also into photography. I don't even own a camera! I just don't know what that school did to her!" What happened here? Can you explain why two best friends seem to be drifting apart? To change people's attitudes, is it better to stir their emotions, or to hit them with facts?
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You and Groups - Chapter 17 576 PSYCHOLOGY: Exploring Behavior Suppose you're driving along at the speed limit and suddenly you look up into your rear view mirror. So close behind you that you see only two hands on the steering wheel and a heavy set of eyebrows is another driver. You're immediately furious. You slow down, and sure enough, the fellow passes you and immediately starts tailgating the car ahead. You get even madder At the next traffic light you pull up beside this dangerous driver, all set to give him a piece of your mind. As you roll down your window, he looks over at you and yells, "Hey, thanks for pulling over. If you see a cop, would you get him for us? We need an escort. My wife's in labor . . . I hope we make it!" Now aren't you ashamed? "Hold on, we've just had a blow-out!" "The road's clear. You can pull over. What a day for a flat tire!" "I'll pull in right ahead of that car there. They've got a flat too." "No! We'll need help. Keep going farther down the road. If it won't hurt your car, get several hundred yards past them before you stop; they've already got someone helping." Who's right here? Developing your social skills starts as you gain poise and confidence within the family. Maturity leads to perspective, and your social skills are practiced first in the home and then among friends who become your peer group based on interpersonal attractions. Revealing your "true self" is important in forming any friendship, as are sacrifices made without thought of personal gain. Friendships last as long as each friend gains from the relationship, but they are often ended by distance and
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