The links between fundamental motives and everyday goals
o Motives are goals with a broad scope
The distinction between states and traits
Sources of self-concept (self perception, reflected appraisals
March 4, 2013
Free Ride Day
In this commercial driven world, companies are relying on social psychologist to design
their advisements so that they can stand apart from the rest. I have been contracted by Arizona
Department of Tr
Attitude: a favorable or unfavorable evaluation of a particular thing
Research emphasizes relationships between Affective Attitudes, and behaviors, cognitions
Attitude Formation: where attitudes come from
- Classical Conditioning: we like
February 4, 2013
Inherent Need to Reproduce
Sitting in a restaurant, a single woman sees a baby laughing. She feels this little ping in
her stomach, a sense of longing, and whispers a small Aw. What is it about this scene that
March 4, 2013
Alien and Human Forever
Liz Parker and Max Evans embodied the typical teenage relationship in the television
series Roswell. Although their relationship appeared to be quite average, the problems that they
Study Guide: Exam 2
Routes to Persuasion
Study Guide: Exam 1
Be familiar with the following theoretical perspectives, and research relevant to each:
Sociocultural, Evolutionary, Social Learning, Social Cognitive.
Be familiar with the definitions of a variable, independent variable, d
Study Guide: Exam 3
Gender and Aggression
Freud and Aggression
Evolutionary Perspective on Aggression
Four Goals of Aggressio
So what does attachment look like in human children?
- The strange situation
- Three types of responses
- Ignores parent while playing
- Little or no distress and ignores parents
- But cortisol
Professor: Dr. Robert Short
Course meets: T/Th, 9:00-10:15, EDC 117
Office: SCOB 142
Dr. Short Office hours: Wednesdays 1:45-2:45pm
Teaching Assistant: Robert Adelman
TA Contact: rob.adelman@asu
The Social Thinker
- Four Processes of Social Cognition
o Interpretation- giving meaning to the events we experience.
o Judgment- using info to form impressions/make decisions.
o Memory- Attention is limited, and different people may focus on
April 24, 2013
I am NOT a Racist
Maya Angelou stated that, Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the
future and renders the present inaccessible. This quote highlights the destructive path that is left
in the w
Name: _Kelsey Hood_
In-Class Exercises 1
Directions: Please read Acetaminophen Reduces Social Pain: Behavioral and Neural
Evidence. Then answer the questions below (please type your answers). This assignment is due
January 23, 2013 in class (pleas
Affiliation and Friendship
What is a friend?
A friend is a person that brings more joy in your life than pain.
What are important features of friendship?
Considerate, values thoughts and feelings, enjoyment when spent together, honesty,
What is Self-presentation?
Why do people self-presentation?
When do people self-present?
Who is more likely to self-present?
How do people self-present?
Multiple audience dilemmas
Attempt to control others impressions of o
social influence: change in behavior caused by pressure from others
social influence behavior
o but, can involve attitude change too
Conformity: change in be
Social Influence part 2
Goals that lead to social influence
Gaining social approval
Managing self-image (consistency)
Who do people listen to authorities?
What are they?
How do they from?
What determines their strength?
How do attitudes & beliefs change?
Attitude: favorable or unfavorable evaluation of object, idea,
Motivations for being persuaded
o Balance theory
o Cognitive dissonance
o Credibility & expertise of message source
o Others responses
o Availability heuristic
Desire for a
The person: Traits, features, and characteristics that people bring into
Includes stable characteristics: e.g. Physical characteristics, Chronic
Attitudes. Ideology, Big 5 personality traits
And temporary ones: e.g. Mood, state-level self-est
Core processes of social cognition
Core processes influenced by our goals, feelings, knowledge; influence
how we think about the self and others
Other people as situations
o Mere presence of people present affects behavior
o Bystander effect
People less likely to help in emergency when lots of others
Zimbardo on the Bystander Effect
o Social facilitation: performing in pre
Motives: what drives us
o What are your goals?
o Goals have a hierarchy
o Goal pursuit
Can be conscious
Can be automatic
Driving a car
Knowledge: view of the world
o Sensory memories
What is Social Psychology?
Scientific study of how peoples thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are
influenced by the real or imagined presence of others. Gordon Allport
Why does it matter?
Social Psychology helps us understand the mysteries of human exper
Three components of culture
1. Ability to engage with an information based network (Symbolic reasoning)
2. Praxis- means to an ends.
3. Progressive- we are progressive and continuously changing.
Social psychology- the scientific stu
Test 3 Chapter Outline (9-10)
Conformity: going along with a group in actions or beliefs
o Asch (1958)- of participants never went along with majority
of participants conformed to the group judgments once
o Less conformity in independent cultures, more
Abie Feuerstein April 7, 2009 Social psych Why Work in Groups? Accomplish tasks quickly and efficiently o E.g. division of labor (letting people do what they are best at) Make the best decisions possible o E.g. hear more information Do groups usually acco
Abie Feuerstein April 2, 2009 Social psych Group Influence Minimal group situations o Just being in the presence of other people Effects of the presence of others on performance of tasks o Triplett (1898) found bicycle racers went faster when competing wi
Abie Feuerstein March 31, 2009 Social psych Factors That Affect Conformity Group size o o As groups get bigger conformity increases But only up to group size of 5 Further increases have no other effect on conformity (ex: people stopping and looking up 1:
Abie Feuerstein March 26, 2009 Social psych Social Influence A change in overt behavior (something we can all see) caused by the real or imagined presence of other people Conformity o Changing ones behavior in response to the perceived expectations of oth