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Classnotes 10 General Psychology Dr. Hunt – Spring 2008 Objectives Be familiar with the Prisoner Study and the Milgram Study about Obedience. Be able to talk about how the studies were done and the basic outcomes and findings of these studies. What is Social Psychology concerned with studying? What is their perspective on what is important to study? What is ‘Attribution’ and the Fundamental Attribution Error? Be able to give examples. Key phrases/associated ideas Blaming the victim Actor-observer discrepancy What is an attitude? What are the conditions under which your attitudes are more likely to guide your actions? (Be able to recognize or give an example of each) Understand the basic principles of how our actions (the behaviors we do) actually influence our attitudes about that behavior (i.e., how do our actions affect our attitudes?)
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Unformatted text preview: ‘ Foot in the Door’ Phenomenon Role playing Zimbardo Prisoner Study (1972; also from the movie) Festinger: Cognitive Dissonance What is social conformity (Asch)? Be able to recognize examples of conformity. What are reasons that people conform (i.e., changing to be like others)? Be able to label and describe these reasons; make sure you understand examples of each) 1. Normative Social Influence 2. Informational Social Influence e What are Pro-social behaviors? e What is Altruism (and how is it different from pro-social behaviors)? e What does the story of Kitty Genovese demonstrate? eWhat are the factors that decrease helping? Key Phrases: Bystander Effect Diffusion of Responsibility e What are the factors that increase helping behavior?...
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