3710ch1 - Social Psychology Why do people behave...

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Social Psychology Why do people behave aggressively? Why do people help others? Why do people obey their leaders? Where do attitudes come from? How are we influenced by others? Why are we attracted to others? What leads to ethnic prejudice? Definition The scientific study of how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of people are influenced by the real, imagined, or implied presence of others Taking a Closer Look How might the actual presence of others influence someone’s actions? How might the imagined presence of others influence someone’s actions? How might the implied presence of others influence someone’s actions? A “Bridge” Better understanding of the individual Broken “bridge” culture Cultural Factors Contemporary theories U.S. derived Represent 30% of the world’s pop. Indigenous psychologies Indigenous Psychologies ψ native to a group of individuals Cultural syndromes Dimensions of cultural variation
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 3710 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Valdosta State University .

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