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Module 34 Social psychology: scientific study of hoe we think about, influence, and relate to one another Attribution theory: theory that we tend to explain the behavior of others as an aspect of wither an internal disposition (an inner trait) or the situation. Fundamental attribution error: tendency to attribute the behavior of others to internal dispositions rather than to situations Attitude: belief and feeling that predispositions someone to respond in a particular way to objects, people, and events Foot in the door phenomenon: tendency for people who have first agreed to a small request to comply later with a larger request. Cognitive dissonance theory: theory that we act to reduce the discontent (dissonance) we feel when two of our thoughts (cognitions) are inconsistent Conformity: adjusting behavior or thinking to coincide with a group standard Solomon Asch: social psychologist who researched the circumstances under which people conform. Stanley Milgram:
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