Social Thinking and Influence

Social Thinking and Influence - Social Thinking and...

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Social Thinking and Influence: -Social Psychology: Scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another. -Social Context-Subfield in Psychology that explore the way people are affected by their social context. -People -Interactions -Settings -Activities in Settings -Norms and expectations for behavior Social Psychology: -Take a phenomenological approach to study human beings in social contexts. -Phenomenology-what is perceived as reality is reality. -Self-fulfilling Prophesy-when a false definition of the situation evokes a new behavior which makes the original false conception come true. -In other words once an expectation is set, even if it isn’t accurate, we tend to act in ways that are consistent with that expectation. Surprisingly often, the result is that the expectation, as if by magic, comes true. 1. we form certain expectations of people 2. we communicate those expectations with various cues. 3. People tend to respond to these cues by adjusting their behavior to match them.
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Winter '08 term at Michigan State University.

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