Understand how people make sense of their world eg

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: h other’s behavior 2. Understand how people make sense of their world (e.g. make judgments about others) 3. Understand the validity behind “folk-­‐theory” 4. Understand how different cultures think, feel, and behave 4. Social Psychologists Achieve these Goals with Empirical Studies 5. Kurt Lewin, the “Father of Social Psychology” • B = f(P,E) • Behavior is a function of a Person and his or her Environment 6. The “Good Samaritan” study conducted by Darley and Batson (1973) • Hypotheses tend to be causal in psychology: o Hurrying causes less helping o Thinking religious thoughts does not cause more helping 7. Fundamental attribution error • Failure to recognize the importance of situational influences, and overestimating the importance of dispositions/traits on behavior – Not recognizing that “E” is in the equation • i.e. When too much weight is given to personal traits and not enough to the situation in explaining behavior 8. Construal: a personal interpretation about...
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online