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Unformatted text preview: Aronson Discussion Questions and Responses Why is social psychology only the study of sophisticated adults? What is it that differentiates them from children? • I understand that children’s brains aren’t as developed as ours but that doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t be interesting to study how they interact socially • Couldn’t we learn just as much from observing those whose brains aren’t as fully developed as those whose brains are? • To me we could learn just as much from studying and observing those who aren’t as mature as to those are, it would teach us a lot more about the social habits of children • Nowhere in the definition of social psychology does it specify the age of the people that are supposed to be observed and studied, so why is it that social psychologists shy away from those who are not adults? Why is it that when there are a lot of people watching people don’t step up to do the right thing? and when there are few people watching they are willing to step forward?when there are few people watching they are willing to step forward?...
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