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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1 Introducing Social Psychology Social psychology- The scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. Social neuroscience- An integration of biological and social perspectives that explores the neural and psychological bases of social and emotional problems. Culture- The enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a large group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next. Social representations- Socially shared beliefswidely held ideas and values, including our assumptions and cultural ideologies. Our social representations help us make sense of our world. Hindsight bias- The tendency to exaggerate, after learning an outcome, ones ability to have forseen how something turned out. Also known as the I-knew-it-all-along phenomenon. Theory- An integrated set of principles that explain and predict observed events.Theory- An integrated set of principles that explain and predict observed events....
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course PSYCH 321 taught by Professor Kilianski during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08
- Social Psychology