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March 26_Sex_Social Psych

March 26_Sex_Social Psych - a How we think of ourselves...

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March 26, 2008 Sexuality - Sexual Dysfunctions o Organic or stress induced Result from stress or a physical problem Underactive/overactive desire Failure to become aroused or orgasm o Most are caused by stress, so therapy can help o 43% of women and 30% of men will report something like this o Paraphilia disorder A-typical sexual behavior for this culture for this time Fetishism (shoes and feet) Exhibitionism Voyeurism (peeping tom) Froterism (rubbing against unwilling ppl) Necrophilia Pedophilia o Less common - STDs o Bacterial Good= Treatable Bad= If not treated may cause serious issues Syphilis, Chlamydia
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o Viral Bad= Incurable Good= won’t destroy brain Herpes, Genital Warts, AIDS Social Psychology - The scientific study of how ppl think about, influence, and relate to one another o Difference between sociology o Types of questions Interested in how individual ppl function in group situations ?’s asked situational variables that cause one to act 1. Social Thinking
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Unformatted text preview: a. How we think of ourselves compared to others b. Explain behavior (Why did she fail?) i. Explaining people’s behavior : Attribution Theory= overestimate the effect of the internal dis. Instead of the external sit. Of other ppl… And do the opposite with ourselves 1. Internal dispositions- anything that is being attributed to the person. Who he/she is as a person. 2. External situations- not about the person, it’s what happens to the person ii. Self Serving Bias we think well of ourselves 1. Our tendency to receive ourselves favorably a. 1. We tend to see ourselves as better than average b. 2. We tend to make excuses for our failures c. 3. We tend to take credit for our successes iii. Thinking about others: Attitudes 1. Predicting behavior? a. The stronger the attitude is the better the predictor 2. Cognitive Dissonance a. A tension or anxiety when our thoughts and behaviors don’t match up...
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