August 2, 2010 Chapter 1: In t roducing Social Psychology
What is Social Psychology Social Psychology-is a science that studies the in fluences of our situations, with special attention to how we view and a ffect one another, th
PSC 151 Exam 1 Review Session
Anjali Mishra 04/23/08
Exam is on Thursday, 04/24/08, 10:00am12:00pm Bring the UCD 2000 scantron form (blue) 60 M/C questions Review the lecture slides discussed in class and overlapping info
Summer Session I
M T W R 12:10 pm 1:50 pm
Graduate Teaching Assistant:
Dr. Cynthia Pickett
Office: Young Hall 102L
Office Hours: W 10am 11:30 am
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PSC 151 Midterm 2 Study Guide
Attitudes and Behaviors
a. Attitudes = a mindset; thoughts & feelings; internal factors you bring into situations
a.i. Informational attitudes (knowledge & reasons)
Tied to more controlled processes (syste
PSC 151 Midterm 3 Study Guide
Friendships and Romantic Relationships
a. Mere exposure effect
a.i. More exposure related to increased liking even if you do not interact with it/them
a.ii. Goetzingers student
Mysterious student attend
Similarity and attraction
Birds of a Feather vs. Opposites Attract?
Rather, similarity is a powerful predictor of attraction
There is no strong evidence for the complementarity view
(i.e. that opposites attract)
Do you think that true altruism, in which people help even
when doing so is costly to themselves with no payoff in
Lecture 15: Altruism/Aggression
Do you think that aggression is a natural, unavoidable
feature of human behavio
People around us influence thoughts, feelings, and
Lecture 12: Social Influence
Change in thoughts, feelings, behavior to bring them
Change of behavior in response to direct orders
in line with social nor
Do you perform better or worse in
the presence of others?
C. No difference
Lecture 14: Group Processes
Do groups make better or worse
decisions than individuals?
Do crowds cause people to behave
A. Groups are better
Presence of other non-obeyers
3 teachers-two are confederates
One refuses at some point
Only 10% go all the way vs. 62%
Break hold of normative influence
Lecture 13: Obedience
PSC 151 MIDTERM 1
What is Social Psychology?
the scientific study of the effects of social and cognitive processes on the way individuals
perceive, influence and relate to others (book definition)
the scientific study of the way in which peoples
PSC 151: Social Psychology
Lecture Study Guide for Exam #3
Lecture #12: Aggression:
What is aggression?
Be able to define instrumental aggression, hostile aggression, and relational aggression.
Know the study design and results of the Kitten and
PSC 151: Social Psychology
Study Guide for Exam #1
Lecture #2: The Science of Social Psychology:
What is social psychology?
How does social psychology differ from personality psychology and sociology?
What is ethnography?
What are the limits of
PSC 151 Midterm 1 Study Guide
Introduction to Social Psychology
1. What is social psychology?
a. Social psychology is primarily interested in how we influence one another (social influence)
b. Gordon Allport (1985) to understand and explain how the though
PSC 151 Spring Quarter 2014
Alan Chan, Ph.D.
Shirley Chan, M.A.
Office Hours and Location
Tuesdays, 2:30 4:30PM and by a
Attraction & Close
Feb 23, 2016
The Attraction Classics
Attraction: The desire to approach or be
Three key principles emerging from
foundational research in this area
Health & Wellbeing
March 8, 2016
Explanatory Styles and Health
Seligman (1975): Depression is caused by
learned helplessness, the acquired
expectation that one cannot control
Abramson et al. (1989): Depression =
Social Psych and the Law
March 3, 2016
Social Psych in the Legal System
What kind of people are selected as jurors?
How reliable are confessions and eyewitness testimonies?
Is the decision-making within our legal
system objective or biased?
Altruism and Prosocial Behavior
March 1, 2016
Why Do People Help?
The Selfish Gene
Old view: Survival of the fittest _organism_
New view: Survival of the fittest _GENE_
Kinship Selection - preferential helping of
Feb 25, 2016
What is Aggression?
Behavior intended to harm another person
Extreme aggression = violence
Inflicting harm as a means to an end
Inflicting harm for its own sake
Conformity & Social Influence
February 4, 2016
Is conformity good or bad?
The ways in which people are affected by
the real or imagined presence of others
Automatic social influence
Continuum of S
Prejudice & Stereotyping
Feb 11, 2016
The ABCs of Intergroup Bias
Prejudice: Negative affective responses
(feelings) toward people based on their
Discrimination: Negative behavior directed
against people because of their group
January 26, 2016
An evaluation of a person, object, or idea
(i.e., the _)
A psychological tendency that is
expressed by evaluating a particular entity
with some degree of favor or disfavor
(Eagly & Chaiken, 1993)
Social Influence, Contd:
A change in behavior in response to the
commands of an authority figure.
How strong is this level of social influence?
Nazi Germany, Mai Lai massacre, Abu Ghraib
Were these events due to peoples dispositions