Psych Notes Chapter 1

Psych Notes Chapter 1 - Psych Notes Chapter 1 - How much of...

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Psych Notes Chapter 1 - How much of our social world is in our hands? - People be cruel by order? Stanley Milgram - To help? Or to help oneself? - We construct our reality. o There is an objective reality but we always have our own beliefs and values. o Behavior is constant-> attribute to personality o Our outlook about ourselves matters. - Our social intuitions guide and sometimes deceive us. - Our social behavior is shaped by other people, our attitudes and personalities, and by our biology. - “people are above all malleable.” - We are social creatures. 30% of our time spent in conversation. - Our cultures help define our situations. o Where you live in world determines your view on the war in Iraq. o How you define social equality. - Social Psychology and Human Values o Values= personal convictions about what is desirable and how people ought to behave. o Ways values enter social psychology Choose research topics. Studied conformity in the 1950s Feminism movement in the 1970s led to gender roles and sexism studies. Location and culture. Europe gave us theories on social identity, whereas the US focuses on the individual. Affect the types of people who are attracted to various disciplines.
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYC 2012 taught by Professor Michellestock during the Fall '11 term at GWU.

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