Psyc 201_Notes - Psyc201ClassNotes WhatisSocialPsychology?

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Psyc 201- Class Notes 21:34 What is Social Psychology? Individual’s feelings, thoughts, and behaviors in social situations How people think about influence and relate to each other How Humans influence other humans How does it Differ than others? Personality Psychology: Focuses on individual’s personality rather than social  environment Social Psych: how individual’s “react” on average in social situations Personality= Personality Psychology Cognitive Psychology: How people perceive, think about the world Language, Memory, Visual perception How does it Differ than other Disciplines? Sociology: Study of people in aggregate ( Group) Anthropology: Study of human beings/Culture/History Observation and correlation research Social Psychology uses more experiments than social sciences
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Goals of Psychology? 1) How people influence each other 2) How people make sense of world 3) Understand validity of “folk theory” 4) Understand how different cultures think, feel, behave Researchers: Look for counterintuitive studies How are studies conducted? 1. Hypothesis 2. How to Conduct Study 3. Do Study 4.Results History of Social Psychology Kurt Lewin creted B= ( P,E) Behavior is a function of the person and his or her environment Channel Factors: situation factors than seem unimportant but can rechannel the  consequences White Lab Coat in Miligram ( Shock) Time constraint in Batson ( Good Samaritan) Group Consensus in Asche ( Line Judging)
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Construal: the way in which people perceive and interpret the world around them to  determine our actions and judgments Jack likes Ashley, and on his bad hair day, she smiles at him He thinks its because she’s laughing She smiled because she likes him ( hehe) Played basic Prisoners Dilemma but replaces name Wall Street Game: More Competitive Community Game: More Cooperative Summary: •Social psychology is the scientific study of the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of  individuals in social situations •Social psychology emphasizes the influence of  situations  (instead of personality traits/  dispositions) on behavior •Construal (a person’s subjective interpretation about stimuli and situations he/she  confronts) plays an important role in understanding situations.  
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Lecture 2: Methods of Social Psychology 21:34 Why do Social Psychologist do research? 1. Some is common sense; Some is not 2. Many unobservable and unexpected ways that our behavior can be influenced Not directly observable: unconscious mind Discovering phenomenon requires controlled experiments 3. Quantify Behavior and measuring the extent of the effect giving direct numbers for precision, establishing the “average”
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