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Chapter-12-Social_Psychology

Chapter-12-Social_Psychology - Actions Attitudes Lecture...

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10/4/10 Social Psychology
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10/4/10 Definition Social Psychology The effects of the actual, imagined, or  implied presence of others on affect,  behavior, and cognition.
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10/4/10 The study of the ways in which thoughts, feelings, perceptions, motives and behavior are influenced by interactions between people Primary determinant of behavior is the nature of the social situation in which the behavior occurred. Social Psychology
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10/4/10 Other people influence all of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, whether those are physically present or not The power of the situation
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10/4/10 Power of the Situation Situation is stronger than the  individual Have you ever done something that would  normally be against your ideals and  beliefs? 
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Unformatted text preview: Actions Attitudes 10/4/10 Lecture outline • Social influence – Conformity – Obedience – Persuasion – Compliance • Social cognition – Cognitive Dissonance 10/4/10 Conformity • Changing one’s own behavior to more closely match the actions of others 10/4/10 Which line does the line 1 match? (Asch, 1951) Line 1 10/4/10 A B Sample No, it’s not hard ! Conformity • Subjects in a group were asked to match line lengths. • Confederates in the group picked the wrong line. • Subjects went along with the wrong answer on 37% of trials. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBlOX3PaVKs&feature=related...
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