Objectives_Ch16 - Objectives: Chapter 16 (Social...

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Objectives: Chapter 16 (Social Psychology) (pages 673-721) Define social psychology and describe its three main focuses. Social Psychology- the study of how people think, influence, and relate to people. Thinking about=social thinking, influence= social influence, relate=social relations. Explain how the fundamental attribution error can affect our analysis of behavior. The tendency when analyzing someone else’s behavior, to underestimate situational influences and overestimate dispositional factors. Attribution effect can always affect our behavior. Define attitude , and explain how attitudes and actions affect each other. Attitude- feelings, often influenced by our beliefs, that predispose us to respond in a particular way to objects, people and events. Actions and attitudes can effect each other by the foot-in-the-door phenomenon and the cognitive dissonance theory Describe the foot-in-the-door phenomenon. The tendency for people who first agree to a small request to comply later with a larger request. Explain cognitive dissonance theory.
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