Lecture15Social+Psych

Lecture15Social+Psych - Lecture 15 Social Psychology Sam...

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Lecture 15: Social Psychology March 2, 2010 General Psychology • Sam Gosling Results Individuals consciously and unconsciously leave traces of their individuality in the spaces around them. In turn, others may use these traces to form impressions about the occupants.” Stability • Test-retest correlation: – 30-40 year interval • Most stable after age ______ • Dramatic personality changes due to brain traumas Context is Important: The Marshmallow Experiment • Walter Mischel – 1960s • Test of ____________________ – measured impulse control – Remember: frontal lobe still not developed – _____ succeeded
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Personality Psychology Social Psychology Comparison The scientific study of…. Social Psychology Definition • Philip Zimbardo (1973) • College students randomly assigned to be: – Guards – Prisoners Stanford Prison Experiment • __________________________ – Overrides personality – Person-Situation Controversy • __________________________ – Role – expectations about how someone in a position should act What does this tell us?
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• Mental processes associated with the ways in which people perceive and react to other individuals and
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course PSY PSY 001 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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