Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-lecture11_Nov2

Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-lecture11_Nov2 - Course Information...

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Unformatted text preview: Course Information Exam 11/16coverage, etc. posted later today or tomorrow No class on 11/23 (day before Thanksgiving) Plan for the rest of the quarter Group Decisions Are two (or more) heads better than one? It depends Failure to share unique information Group 1: Each member given same 4 negative and 8 positive facts about candidate A: Group 2: Each member given same 4 neg. facts, and each given 2 of the 8 pos. facts Chose A: Group 1-83%, Group 2-24% Group Polarization The exaggeration through group discussion of initial tendencies in groups thinking Why? Persuasive arguments theory Exposure to new arguments; more confidence Social comparison If believing X is good, double X is great; distinguish self in group Social categorization Distinguishing group from other groups Challenger Explosion The skies were clear and sunny on the morning of January 28, 1986. The launch of Challenger had been delayed five times due to bad weather, January 28 was the coldest day that NASA had ever launched a shuttle. The temperature at ground level was 36 degrees, that was 15 degrees cooler than any other previous launch by NASA. At 0.68 seconds after ignition, videotape showed black smoke coming from the aft (bottom) field joint of the right SRB. The black smoke was an indication that the aft field joint was not sealing correctly. Seventy three seconds into flight, the Challenger exploded, killing all seven of its crew. O-rings and the Challenger Explosion The previous 6 coldest launches by NASA (all between 51 - 54 Degrees) Burn Through 3 No Burn Through 3 Conclusion by NASA research team: Its a chance proposition 50/50; probability of burn through is unrelated to temperature. O-rings and the Shuttle Explosion The other 18 launches by NASA (all above 54 Degrees) Burn Through 0 No Burn Through 18 Conclusion: Probability of burn through is entirely related to temperature. Do not launch when temperature at ground level is below 54 degrees. degrees....
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Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-lecture11_Nov2 - Course Information...

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