February 5 - 2-5-08Social PsychologySimulation: subjects...

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Unformatted text preview: 2-5-08Social PsychologySimulation: subjects role play a situation and its a simulation of what they think its like to be in that situatione.g Stanford Prison studyoPeople with similar backgrounds, similar household income, all white recruited, people who would naturally go togetheroStudy 10 days longoRandomly assigned half people to be prisoners and half the people to be guardsoSet up the prison and let them looseoGuards couldnt physically harm the prisonersoThings quickly got out of hand-guards started terrorizing prisoners, taunted them, referred to them by number only, treated them subhumanlyoHad to shut down after 3 days b/c the behavior got out of controloExample how quickly people can get into a role and act the way the think they should act (act on stereotype)People get into the stereotype of the role theyre portrayingShows what people think about what its like to be in a situation (think what its like to be in prison or to be a guard)ArchivalGo through a lot of data thats collected and come up with some sort of theory to explain a specific behaviorQuasi-experimental-experiments in which the independent variable isnt manipulated, its naturally occurringE.x. gender is a quasi-experimental variable in an experiment, dont manipulate gender E....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 200.133 taught by Professor Dr.drigotas during the Spring '08 term at Johns Hopkins.

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