lecturenote1 - Introduction/Orientation:Social Psychology

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Introduction/Orientation: Social  Psychology - Course outline/website ( http://www.yorku.ca/dmccann ) - Course password for grades:
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Psychology is…… …  But, this means….         Anna Freud                 Christine Palermo      Grainne Fitzsimons                                                           (Social, Univ of Waterloo)  Psychology is …. the  scientific  study of….
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Social Psychology is… Subdiscipline of psychology  that involves the  scientific   study of the behavior of  individuals  as a function of  social  stimuli      1) Social stimuli Real or     imagined     
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direct (directed at you) or     indirect (eg. conformity)
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2)  Scientific – follows “scientific method” Scientific  method is a body of techniques for investigating  phenomena   and acquiring new  knowledge , as well as for correcting and integrating  previous knowledge. It is based on gathering  observable empirical  and  measurable   evidence  subject to specific principles of  reasoning , the  collection of data through  observation  and  experimentation , and the  formulation and testing of  hypotheses   speculation is not enough   - 3)  Behavior of individuals, alone, or in groups (how does group context  affect behaviour?) 
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Spanish basketball star offers apology for offensive photo
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Expressing an opinion/attitude. . Helping others
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course PSYC PSYC 2120 taught by Professor Dougmccann during the Fall '10 term at York University.

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lecturenote1 - Introduction/Orientation:Social Psychology

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