Chapter 1 PP - Intro to Social Psychology CH 1 What IS...

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Unformatted text preview: Intro to Social Psychology CH 1: What IS Social Psychology? 1 First Things: Requirements • Textbook : Aronson, E. (2011). The Social Animal (Eleventh Edition). New York: Worth Publishers. The same title, above, Tenth Edition, is OK. • Access Angel Read announcement on opening page. Go to Content/Syllabus -- Download the syllabus. Go back to Content/Assignment Schedule – Download the assignment schedule. Bring to every class. • Note due dates for our project, articles and 2 What IS Social Psychology? • A branch of psychology • Psychology studies our thoughts and feelings (our cognitions), and behaviors • Social Psychology studies The influence that words, actions, or presence of others have on our thoughts, feelings and behaviors 3 Social Influence • Can directly affect behavior Example: A friend tries to get us to do something we don’t want to do. • Can go beyond behavior to what we think and how we feel Example: It can indirectly guide what we think and how we feel – what a parent would think of our 4 A Definition of Social Psychology • A systematic study of the way the real [or imagined] presence of other people influences behaviors, thoughts and feelings • Examples of social psychology in practice Make a list of beliefs of parent(s) and close relatives. Make a second list of the beliefs of close friends. Where are the differences? How do they affect us?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 261 taught by Professor Suegordon during the Spring '11 term at College of Southern Nevada.

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Chapter 1 PP - Intro to Social Psychology CH 1 What IS...

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