One of the most commonly used social neuroscience techniques is
known as functional magnetic resonance imaging. This technique
detects _ to determine which parts of the brain are active
during certain activities.
Casual attributions can be formed by comparing real outcomes to imagined
alternatives (i.e., simulation heuristic)
-Counterfactual thoughts: thoughts of what might have, could have, or should have
happened If only something had occurred differently.
Affect, Mood, and Emotions
What is emotion? Most common definition is a conscious evaluative reaction to
Books definition of emotion: a brief, specific response, both psychological, that helps
people meet goals, including social goals.
Social cognition: a movement in social psychology that began in the 1970s that
focused on thoughts about people and about social relationships.
-Thinking about people is a special case of thinking about something i.e. not
thinking about yourself).
Attitudes behaviors and rationalization
Attitude: an evaluation of an object in a positive or negative fashion that includes
three components: affect, cognition, behavior
Attitudes are global evaluations toward some object or issue
-I like that
Notes from 8-23-16 and 8-25-16
Social psychology: The focus on explaining behavior of the individual and how the
individual is influenced by the group. Pg 5
-explaining behavior is the goal of social psych.
Sociology: the scientific study of groups and so
Stereotype: The belief that certain attributes are characteristics of members of a
Prejudice: a preconceived negative attitude of affective response toward a group and
its individual members based on an incorrect and inflexible
ESSAY QUESTION define and give an example of each
The three outcomes of social influence:
1) Conformity: changing ones behavior or beliefs in response to explicit or
implicit pressure (real or imagined) from others
2) Compliance: respo