psyc120 Mar_27 - Social Psychology - Our behavior is...

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Unformatted text preview: Social Psychology - Our behavior is profoundly influenced by the situation Fundamental Attribution Error- The Observer Underestimates the effect of the situation- And Overestimates inner disposition of the actor o He was drunk when he ran into the tree o He actually was swerving to miss a child and hit the tree- Ignore the situation and blame it on a persons personality Just World Phenomenon- An attribution ERROR where the assumption is made that the world is just- Blames the victim- Bad things happen to bad people- Good things happen to good people Suggestibility: Copycat Behavior- School Shootings- Group suicide Informational Social Influence (good conformity)- Sherif (1937): Autokinetic Effect- A stationary dot of light o Gave the illusion of movement o Subjects had to guess how many inches it was moving- Day 1: great discrepancy- Day 3: came closer- Day 4: exactly the same Normative Social Influence- Bad conformity- Conform even when you know its wrong Group Think...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSY 120 taught by Professor Donnely during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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psyc120 Mar_27 - Social Psychology - Our behavior is...

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