Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-lecture9_Oct26

Psy 102 fall - Course Information We are one lecture behind(according to the syllabus but will catch up On the course webpage I added a demo and a

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Course Information • We are one lecture behind (according to the syllabus) but will catch up • On the course webpage, I added a demo and a video link for you to do and watch for the prejudice section—please do these before 11/7
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The results: Original Experiment • Average shock was 360 volts • 95% went past complaints of pain • 80% went past 150 (when learner mentions heart problems) • 65% went ―all the way‖
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Reflections on Milgram’s obedience studies • Ethics • Destructive obedience or indecisive disobedience? – Most participants questioned experimenter – Situation did not make sense or add up – Hard to translate intention to disobey into action – Subjects became indecisive, unwilling or unable to challenge authority; dependent on the calm authority figure • Informational and normative group influence
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What about not conforming? • Reactance: When our freedom is threatened we are motivated to restore it, often by doing the opposite (a boomerang effect)
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What about not conforming? • How do we treat the nonconformist? – Johnny Rocco study (Schachter, 1951) – Deviant in the group received most comments from others to convince him, until the end – Ignored at the end, rejected – Nominated him to be kicked off the island – Assigned him meaningless tasks
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Persuasion 1. Who has tried to persuade you in the course of your everyday life? 2. Who have you tried to persuade in the course of your everyday life?
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course PSYCH 102 taught by Professor Klein during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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