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Chapter 13 - Ch 13 Social Psychology Major Lessons of...

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Ch 13 – Social Psychology Major Lessons of Social Psych Power of the situation Power of subjective interpretation Interaction between the person and the situation How individual differences explain behavior across contexts IS NOT a major lesson of psychology Groupthink Group decisions usually aren’t good “I’m sure we all agree on this” is most likely to contribute to groupthink People don’t speak up because they think others agree too Someone who read about bystander intervention research are most likely to come to the aid of another Social Psych Study of how people influence others’ affect (emotions), behavior, and cognitions Human behavior is a function of the person and the situation Social cognition An area of social psych concerned with social influences on thought, memory, perception, and other cognitive processes Researchers are interesting in how people’s perceptions of themselves and others affect
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