Social Psychology (Chapter 1-Introduction to Social Psychology)
A Brief History
Early Social Psychological Experiments
Triplett (1897): Bicyclists and nervous energy
Winding fishing reels- alone vs. side by side
Behaviors and Attitudes- Chapter 4
What is an Attitude?
Feelings toward some object, person, or idea.
Reflect underlying differences in the extent to which we feel positive or negative (or both) about
an attitude object.
Social Beliefs and Judgments (Chapter 3)
General Themes from Research Involving Social Beliefs & Judgments
Perceiving- We tend to perceive (observe, attend to) and recall events through the filters
of our assumptions or our underlying motives/needs.
Social Psychology (Social Influence & Conformity- Chapter 6)
Conformity- a change in behavior or belief as the result of real or imagined group
Compliance- outwardly going along with the group but inwardly disagreeing
Weapon Bias: Split-Second Decisions and Unintended Stereotyping
What are the factors that would lead a person, in the crucial moment, to shout Gun?
Can stereotypes about race influence such split-second decisions?
Can such types of race
PSYC 3130- Social Psychology, Spring 2014 Final Exam
1. One of the fascinating aspects of Milgrams shock study is that Milgram had described the study to
psychiatrists, college students, and middle-class adults. After doing so, Milgram asked them to guess
PSYC 3130- Spring 2012: Contingent Self-Esteem and Race: Implications for the
Black Self-Esteem Advantage (Zeigler-Hill, 2007) Journal Article Assignment
Read the Contingent Self-Esteem and Race article and reflect on it. Follow the format below
Weapon Bias: Split-Second Decisions and Unintended Stereotyping (Payne, 2006) Journal
1) What did you like or find most interesting about the article?
Describing and Understanding the Nature of the Weapon Bias Procedure:
2) Briefly describ
Stereotype Threat Chapter 9 (Steele & Aronson, 1995)
The phenomena that individuals performance declines in response to their being aware
of a negative stereotype that applies to them based on their group membership.
A self-confirming apprehension that on