PSY 101 Lecture 11-11-11

PSY 101 Lecture 11-11-11 - Social Psychology...

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Unformatted text preview: Social Psychology Behavioral-Confirmation Bias Men and women brought into lab Interact over telephone Men shown pictures of the women 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 "ugly" picture "pretty" picture Men Coder Group Processes Social facilitation Social loafing Social Facilitation Does having an audience help? Social Facilitation Presence of Others Increased Arousal Complex Task: Impaired performance Simple Task: Improved performance Social Loafing People tend to exert less effort in a group task where everyones performance is pooled The more people in the group, the more each individuals amount of effort decreases Ways to Decrease Social Loafing Separate each individuals contribution from overall group performance Each individuals task is necessary for overall group success Reward individual as well as group Group members are friends Make tasks personally meaningful Social Perception Attributions Kellys theory Fundamental Attribution Error Confirmation bias Behavioral confirmation bias Making Attributions Social Perception : The processes by which we come to know and evaluate other persons. Attribution Theory : A set of theories that describe how people explain the causes of behavior. All behavior is ambiguous Exp: Your new roommate is mean to you Attributions Dispositional Attributions conclude that is something about the person that caused the behavior She is mean Situational Attributions...
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Dan during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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PSY 101 Lecture 11-11-11 - Social Psychology...

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