Chapter 11 Book Notes
Attraction and Exclusion
The Need to Belong
Anything that draws two or more people
together, making them want to be together
and possibly to
Romantic relationships and Love
Lecture 14 Day 15
Close Relationships are Characterized by love
Social psychologists say
Love is an investment in someone elses well-being regardless of personal gain
How can we study something so abst
Lecture 16 day 17
A group is a collection of at least two people who are doing or being something together
So Group Dynamics describes a specific type of group
Task or Intimacy groups
Seeing people with you own two eyes
How much of what you see in other people is really there?
How are the things you literally see in others influenced by your own motives and
Am I really looking at you?
Lecture # 1
What is Social Psychology?
The scientific study of how people influence and are influenced by others
What sorts of influences
Affect (noun)-feelings about self, other and social issues
Behavior- what we do
Brief History of Social Psychology
The scientific study of how people affect and
are affected by others
Norman Triplet conducted one of the first social
psychology experiments in 1897
Lecture #2 day 3
Nature vs. Nurture in Social Psychology
What is the Evolutionary Approach?
Evolutionary psychology is an approach to psychology
Knowledge and principles from theories of evolution and applied to research on the
Lecture 3 day 4
The social self
Who you think you are changes over time
Who am I
20 statements test
Answers reflect self concept
4th grade boy vs. 12th grade girl
Simple and straight forwa
Lecture 9 day 10
What scientific evidence is there that people are EXTREMELY obedient?
What scientific evidence is there that people will go against their own beliefs in order to
Lecture #8 day 9
Celebrity I like: Robert Downey Jr. = Positive attitude
Celebrity I dont like: Nicholas Cage=Negative attitude
A positive or negative evaluation of an object
People places or things, abstract concep
Altruism and Pro-social Behavior
Lecture 10 day 11
When there are other bystanders
The Bystander Effect
Why does this happen?
Explanatory cuePluralistic Ignorance
Like informational influence
Another explanation: diffusion of respo
Bias Contagion: Nonverbal Behavior and Social Influence via Television
Lecture 17 Day 18
More favorable responses to one social category than another
The majority favor slim over heavy women
(Striegel-Moore & Fr
Chapter 5 book notes
What is Social Cognition?
A movement in social p
Chapter 7 book notes
Attitudes, Beliefs and Consistency
What are Attitudes and why do People Have Them?
Pieces of information about something; facts or
Chapter 12 Book notes
What is Love?
Strong feelings of longing, desire and
excitement towards a special pe
Chapter 2 Book Notes
Nature and Nurture
Nature and Social Behavior
A broader term for mind, encompassing emotions,
desires, perceptions and all other psychological
The physical world around u
Chapter 3 Book notes
What is the Self?
A set of belief about oneself
Self awareness about oneself
Chapter 6 Book notes
What is Emotion?
Lecture 13 day 14
Studying Exclusion and Ostracism
People have an evolutionary need to belonging
No protection against bigger, faster animals
Difficulty getting food
Fewer opportunities for reproduction
Lecture 11 day 12
What is social support?
Interpersonal interactions involving:
Emotional support: caring
Belonging support: having people to be with
Tangible support: material aid
Informational support: good advice
Stereotyping, Prejudice and discrimination
Lecture 15 Day 16
What is a group?
Examples: race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age group, SES class, more
Task and Friendship
Examples: Fraternities, cliques, sports
Lecture 4 day 5
The Self- Self Regulation
Is the ego a muscle?
Self-regulation is sometimes called the ego
Ego depletion (Baumeister)
Regulate yourself at Time A
Harder to regulate at time B
Starving people and chocolate (