socialpsychoneoutline.ppt

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Unformatted text preview: Social Psychology Part One Social Psychology: examines the influence of social processes on the way people think, feel, and behave Attitudes: a positive or negative evaluative reaction toward a person, object, or concept Attitude Strength: the durability or impact of an attitude Durability: if it lasts over time Impact: if it impacts behavior or thoughts Social Cognition Initial Impressions: initial perceptions make a difference; and have shown strong effects Aschs study found that a person presented with positive traits first was found to be more sociable and happier Social Influence: the presence of others energizes performance (athletes being timed, when they compete against someone at the same time enhances performance and gets a better time) ( Triplett viewed cyclists when they are with others and had better times, also looked at ants carry more dirt when they are with other ants) Social Norms: shared expectations about thoughts, feelings and behavior; can vary by time and place; culturally sensitive (not sitting next someone on an empty bus, men not wearing skirts, etc.) Social Role: a set of norms which characterize how people in specific social positions should behave (teacher yelling at you and telling you to get against the wall different than a cop doing this) Role Conflict: norms accompanying different roles may clash (ex: role as a professor and students have expectations, she is also a mother if a child is sick, be a good mother or good professor?)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2010 for the course PYSCH 111 taught by Professor Malley during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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