The cases of Anna, Isabelle and Genie
Anna- 6yrs of isolation, no treatment died 4 years later
Isabelle- deaf mute mother, when found was treated, developed reasonably normal
Genie- isolated at age 2 found at age 13, some treatment
Social Psychology Study guide #2
Development of exchange theory:
o Argued Distributive justice: rewards should be proportional to costs
we expect to get back roughly what we put into a situation
if we put a lot of effort into something we expec
Social Psychology Study Guide #1
Social Psychology is the study of the relationship between the individual and the rules
and patterns that constitute society- activities people engage in is a social behavior- human is
both indivdual and a socialed being-
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
AT STONY BROOK
Department of Sociology
Soc. 380-01-F, SBS+
Javits Lecture Center 103
Professor Norman Goodman
Office: SBS N-445, 632-7750
Office Hours: Mon. 9:00 -10:30
An interaction in which each of the participants take others into account, physical &
One way: the influence of the interaction is in one way.
Ex: persuading someone, exploitation, coercion.
Two way: The influen
Reference Groups (Role Models):
Can be present or absent.
Ex: poets were asked who row models were, said parents even though they were
They can be positive or negative.
Professor did study where he asked kids who their role models are, and found
Adopt ready-made attitudes from others; from the culture.
Bogardus: Social distance scale.
How people viewed other races/ethnic groups.
7 pt. scale.
Exclude from your country (least inclusive) permit only as a visitor to your
country admit to citizen
September 17, 2015
Different types of collective behavior:
1. Crowd: Four types of crowd (Most common form) - (Blumer)
Casual Crowd: A group that comes together by accident (little interaction)
September 31, 2015
Language and Communication
A representation of something.
Two kinds of signs:
Natural signs - A sign in which the relationship with the sign in which it is
representing is unchangeable. (
September 28, 2015
We give/give off.
The beginning of an act.
Two kinds of gestures:
We give: e.g. handshake, wave, smile.
Give off: e.g., facial expressions.
September 10, 2015
Factors that distort memory (Kelly):
Leveling: We look at things in general.
Sharpening: focused on one particular thing not paying attention to the context.
September 22, 2015
Group of individuals to promote a social change.
1. Focus on changing the individual
Alternative Social Movements: Want to change some facet of individual
August 27, 2015
Social Psychology studies the interaction between the individual and society.
Less Comprehensive Social Psychological perspectives
Ethnomethodology (Harold Garfinkel):
The study of the group phenomen