EXAM # 1
Social Influence: Changing Others Behavior
a. definition - pressures to behave in ways that are viewed as acceptable or appropriate by a
group in general
b. why conform? - to look good/ not to face social chaos
c. facades of conform
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Thursday, September 18, 2014
Chapter 11 Groups and Individuals
Groups and Individuals
- Joining Groups
A group is a collection of people who perceive themselves to be a part of a coherent unit
that they perceive as different
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Social Psychology - Introduction
We are all social psychologists
No man is an island - we all have to function in social situations
Humans are social creatures
Evolution made us that way - developmentally we need others to make
We are all social psychologists!
No man is an island.
HUMANS ARE social creatures.
Evolution made us that way developmentally we
need others to make it THROUGH CHILDHOOD to
Any behavior that is designed to convey an image
about ourselves to other people.
What types of social media do you know of
where this behavior is present?
Facebook & Ins
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and
Material from Chapter 6
Reflections: Movie Crash
Most troubling aspect?
Biggest/most surprising shifts in relationship?
What is behind relatio
PS261-B1: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of Psychology
Meeting Times: T, Th 9:30 10:50am
Room: SMG 105
Discussion Sections: Th 2pm, Th 3pm, Th 4pm, Th 5pm (all held in PSY B37)
Instructor: Anne R. Gehrenbeck-Shim,
Material from Chapter 3
Social Perception: Big
How do we understand the behavior of
How does our understanding of others
affect our own behavior?
Three major areas of focus:
Facebook Changing Our Offline Identities
Is Facebook Changing My Offline Identity?
PS 261: Social Psychology
As a social species, human beings revolve around the interactions we have with one
another. Individuals have a desire to control the impression
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Chapter 6 Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Stereotyping (assumptions/cognitive), Prejudice (negative
attitudes/affect), and Discrimination (behavior)
- Reflections: Movie Crash
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - Thursday, October 16, 2014
Chapter 3 Social Perception
- Big picture
how do we understand the behavior of others?
How does our understand of others affect our own behavior?
Three major areas of focus:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Thursday, October 30, 2014
Chapter 7 Interpersonal Attraction, Close Relationships, and
Interpersonal Attraction, Close Relationships, and Love
- Interpersonal Attraction: Internal Sources
Evolutionary advantage to affili
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Tuesday, November 18,2014
Chapter 4 The Self: Who Am I?
The Self: Who Am I?
- The Self
Self-Presentation - what do we do to try to convey ourselves in a certain way to others
Self-Knowledge - how do we know ourselves. our va
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Chapter 5 Attitudes
- Attitude - How we value something
- Attitudes: Evaluation and Response to the Social World
Overview: Interface Between Social Psychology and Learning
Components of Attitudes:
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - Thursday September 11,2014
Social Influence Chapter 8
Stanley Milgram Obedience Study
Listening to a command. Authority.
Obedience video: 50% of subjects went up to the highest shock
- Those wh
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Chapter 9 Prosocial Behavior
Prosocial Behavior - Helping Others
- Prosocial Behavior - helping others, with no immediate way of benefitting oneself
- Movies to Help - Why?
- Empathy - three compo
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Thursday, October 2, 2014
Chapter 10 Aggression
- Passive Aggression - you know what you're doing is going to get them angry but you
purposely do it to get them mad and pretend you didn't know
Purposely being late
Material from Chapter 11
Groups and Individuals
Effects of Others
Definition: a group is a collection of people who
perceive themselves to be a part of a coherent
The Self: WHO AM
Material from Chapter 4
Personal Identity vs. Social Identity: Who Am I?
Self-Esteem Attitudes Toward Ourselves
Social Comparison Evalua
Is there such a thinking that is a completely altruistic act?
o Often debated
- FRIENDS video
Why do we help?
Maximize Rewards Minimize Costs
- Social Exchange theory
- It can be only a localized cost to us but not in general
Replication by Latane & Rodin
- Staged emergency
Woman in room next door falls and screams for help
Groups of two (40%)
- Staged fight between man and a woman (TONE MATTERS!)
Get away from me, idk why I ever married you
What leads to friendship and attraction?
- Geographical nearness
- Functional distance
Why does proximity breed liking?
- The ability of availability and opportunity
- Proximity allows for the anticipation of interaction; when we anti
Similarity vs. complimentary
- We like those who are similar to us!
- Dissimilarity breeds dislike
We find that dissimilar attitudes depress liking more than similar attitudes enhance it.
Popularly supposed tendency, i
What Enables Close Relationships/Or what influences the ups and downs of our close
Secure Attachment: (*BEST ONE*)
Rooted in trust and marked by intimacy
Preoccupied attachment (Anxious Ambivalent)
Marked by a s
Stereotyping and Prejudice
Defining relevant terms:
o A typical BC student
Super fan shits
o A typical BU student
Schools within BU
Engineering study a lot
Consequences of stereotyping and prejudice
Health and well-being
o Physical- blood pressure
o Psychological- depression, anxiety, unhappy with your life
Stereotype threat: Stereotype threat refers to being at risk of confirming a