Ch18 - Social Psychology- The study of how we think about,...

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Unformatted text preview: Social Psychology- The study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another We cannot live for ourselves alone. our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads Social Thinking- How we think about others especially when they do something unexpected Attributing Behaviour to Persons or to Situations- explain why same person act differently in diff situations Attribution Theory explain behaviour by crediting situation or persons disposition Fundamental Attribution Error overestimate personal disposition consequences Attitudes and Actions Attitudes feelings based on beliefs personal response- predict behaviour Foot-in-the-door phenomenon agree to small request comply to larger request External situation behaviour (action) belief (attitude) Cognitive Dissonance theory we act to reduce discomfort caused by inconsistent thoughts by changing our attitudes (make ABC consistent) Social Influence- how social factors influence attitudes, beliefs, decisions, actions Conformity and Obedience Chameleon effect unconsciously mimicking others expressions, postures, voice tones helps us feel what others feel Mood Linkage sharing up and down moods Conformity adjust bhvr/thinking to coincide with group standard Conditions for Strong Conformity: (Asch)-...
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course PSYCH 102 102 taught by Professor Hamilton during the Spring '09 term at The University of British Columbia.

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Ch18 - Social Psychology- The study of how we think about,...

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