SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY INTRODUCTION
Being critical of research findings means to take a questioning stance and weigh the quality of
List two reasons why taking a critical approach is useful 1. A critical approach can open up new ways
of thinking abo
Define research methods a) Guidelines for how we collect data and analyse data to answer our
b) Practically oriented ways to try and find what is knowable about reality.
c) A position from which the world may be read and created
What is blatant prejudice? Given two examples. Blatant prejudice is overt, explicit, obvious
expressions of hostility and unequal treatment. Examples of blatant prejudice include ethnic
cleansing and genocide, yelling racial insults in a public
LO2 Define and explain the different kinds of prejudice and give examples of each Prejudice ( in
general) is a dislike of others who are different from one's self; ill thinking of others without sufficient
warrant; the holding of derogatory soci
SOCIAL COGNITION, PERCEPTION AND ATTRIBUTION
Describe how the social cognition approach is different from that of information processing.
Information processing models of how people understand the social world envisaged people as
operating rather like a s
SOCIAL COGNITION PERCEPTION AND ATTRIBUTION notes
What are attributions, and how are they conceptualised in experimental social psychology (social
cognitive perspective) and critical social psychology (discursive perspective)? Attributions are our
Social Psychology Research Methods
Define research methods Research methods may be simply defined as a set of guidelines for how to
collect and analyse data. The research method reflects the epistemological and ontological
philosophy being drawn upon - it
Social Selves and Social Identities notes
Outline the historical context in which the concept of the personal independent self was developed.
The idea of an individual personal self, that people living in Western societies are now familiar with,
can be tr
LO1. Define what it means to take a critical perspective - a questioning stance
- weighing the strengths of the evidence
- a productive challenge that acts as a catalyst for change
LO2. Outline the important benefits of taking a critical perspective It
What are four proposed functions of values? Values are theorised as having four functions.
They are used as standards against which we evaluate our own and others behaviour. They can
motivate action, as well as justify particular actions.