Conformity- Adjusting ones behavior or thinking to coincide with a group standard.
o In order for Janiss plan to be successful, Cady had to play the part of being plastic. By
spending time with them, she was able to conform to the group and be like them
Reciprocity- a mutual exchange between what we give and what we receive
Social exchange theory- Thibaut and Kelly- An economic model of human behavior, Peoples
feelings about a relationship depends on 1. their perceptions of the r
Dispositions- Internal factors such as beliefs, values, personality traits, or abilities that guide a
persons behavior. (page 12)
Fundamental attribution error- The failure to recognize the importance of situational influences
on behavior, and the corres
ATTITUDE AND PERSUASION
Personal vs. situational factors- personal is who you are and what you believe but this often
overridden by situational factors
Attitude inoculation- learning a little of the opposite argument to strengthen current be
Random assignment- making studies random to increase their validity
Scientific method- hypothesis, testing, revision
Types of research (basic vs. applied)
o Basic- not to be directly applicable to the real world enhances our unders
Group 3: Prejudice
Michael DiMilia, Michelle Heeney, Emma-Grace Mendenhall,
Avik Muralidharan, and Brandon Shaw
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
To show that we all have prejudice, an activity was created. To begin, the tea
The scientific study of the way people think about, influence, and interact with others.
Much like engineering, biology, chemistry or any other science in that it applies a scientific
method of systematic observation, description, and me
Taxonomy of knowledge
Be able to define, identify, compare and contrast, apply, identify advantages and
disadvantages, and explain various concepts.
Know findings of studies discussed in class.
Know how to interpret graphs