psyc 4:26:11

psyc 4:26:11 - Process information- controlled and...

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Psyc 101 4/26/11 What is social psychology? Investigates how individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by others and/or the situation Attitudes, situations, and groups Our behavior depends on the situation and the people we are around (Regardless of our individual personalities) What is an attitude? An attitude is a good or bad evaluation The attitude structure: behavior>cognition/schema>affect Our minds operate in two levels: controlled and automatic Stroop effect Attitude- good or bad evaluation
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Unformatted text preview: Process information- controlled and automatic Stroop effect- uncontrolled bias to read words How the situation changes behavior Conformity- when people yield to real or imagined social pressure Why we conform- to be liked, the need to be liked What factors influence conformity? Presence of an ally, group size, peaks around 7 members, and then levels off Obedience- when people follow direct commands, usually from someone in a position of authority...
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