SocialPsychVocab - Social Psychology Ch. 18 the scientific...

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Social Psychology Ch. 18 social psychology attribution theory attitude conformity normative social influence social facilitation social facilitation social loafing deindividuation group polarization groupthink prejudice prejudice the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and  relate to one another the theory that we tend to give a causal explanation for  someone's behavior, often by crediting either the  situation or the person's disposition the tendency for observers, when analyzing another's  behavior, to underestimate the impact of the situation  and to overestimate the impact of personal disposition fundamental attribution  error a belief and feeling that predisposes one to respond in a  particular way to objects, people, and events the tendency for people who have first agreed to a small  request to comply later with a larger request foot-in-the-door  phenomenon the theory that we act to reduce the discomfort we feel  when two of our thoughts are inconsistent cognitive dissonance  theory when our awareness of our attitudes and of our actions  clash, we can reduce the resulting dissonance by 
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