Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-lecture8_Oct24

Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-lecture8_Oct24 - Course Information...

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Unformatted text preview: Course Information Midterm #1 grades were posted, class did well, mean = 84%--can see your exam during office hours Whistling Vivaldi #2 assignment open due 11/7, 1:30 PMonline quiz can only be submitted once (can save without submitting) Giving Social Psych. Away assignment openfollow the instructionsdue 11/30, 1:30 PM Conformity Conformity: A change in behavior or belief in agreement with others. Compliance: Conforming to an implied or explicit request in public while privately disagreeing Obedience: Conforming to an explicit request Acceptance: Conforming that also involves a change in belief Norm Formation via Informational Social Influence Informational Social Influence: The influence of other people that leads us to conform because we see them as a source of information We believe others interpretation of an ambiguous situation is more correct than ours Sherif Studies (1936) Subjects first estimate movement of pinpoint of light by themselves Autokinetic phenomenon Returned and completed task with 2 others on the three subsequent days 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Alone Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Estimate of Movement (inches) Subject 1 Subject 2 Subject 3 Trials with Group More on Norm Formation When a confederate was later added for a few trials and gave inflated estimates, the groups ratings went up Group average stayed high even after confederate was replaced with subsequent nave subjects (up to 5!)-- Jacobs & Campbell (1961) Motivation to be accurate increases informational social influence (Baron, 1996) Real Life Implications of Informational...
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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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Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-lecture8_Oct24 - Course Information...

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