2011 - 3/10/2011 Situationism I) Behavior=function of...

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3/10/2011 Situationism I) Behavior=function of (person, situation) A) If you want to know what someone is doing, you want to know their situation and who the person is B) The person’s contribution to behavior is weaker than we’d expect B.1) We tend to think people behave the way we do because of personality traits II) Evidence of Cross-situational Inconsistency A) We are not as consistent in our behavior as we normally think A.1) Newcomb (1929) study of extroversion at a residential camp for troubled boys (A.1.a) Studied the degree to which people behave in certain ways, what they found that correlation between one situation does not predict another situation (A.1.b) Contrary to what people suspect, correlation between how much people talk in diff circumstances is .15-.18 , small but does exist A.2) Hartshorne & May (1928) study of honesty among elementary and secondary school students (A.2.a) Given opportunities to cheat A.2.a.i Take money grading essay A.2.a.iiCheater in one circumstance are a bit more likely to cheat in
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