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SocialPsych ppt - Daryl Cameron and Erin Cooley, UNC Social...

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Daryl Cameron and Erin Cooley, UNC Social Psychology
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What is social psychology? Investigates how people’s thoughts, feelings, and actions are influenced by the real or imagined presence of other people Gilbert and Wegner (2003): the science of subjective experience Nisbett and Ross (1991): “Social psychology rivals philosophy in its ability
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What is social psychology? Two core principles: (1) Situationism: social context creates potent forces producing or constraining behavior—these are often overlooked by common sense, and predict behavior better than traits or individual differences (2) Subjective construal : the impact of any “objective” stimulus depends on the personal and subjective meaning the person gives to that situation
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Roadmap (1) Self-deception (cognitive dissonance) (2) Influence (conformity and compliance) (3) Evil (obedience and harm) (4) Good (empathy and altruism)
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Cognitive Dissonance
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Cognitive Dissonance
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Social influence
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Conformity
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Conformity
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Compliance
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Obedience
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Obedience Are these studies ethical? What lessons do these studies hold for how we understand ethical behavior in society?
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Altruism?
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Altruism Does true altruism exist? Why might people provide help?
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Altruism Possible non-altruistic reasons that people might help: Relieve your own aversive arousal at the sight
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