Behavior change produced by the commands of authority
Examples of authority figures
Characteristics of authority figures
Symbols of authority
Fqctors that influence Obedience
Greater distance from target->greater obedience
Greater distance from
Attraction and Close Relationships:
Why do we seek the company of others? Need to belong, social support,need for affiliation
In recent years, the number of facebook friends has increased
Affiliation: considered one of our basic needs. Stress increases de
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Psychology and the Law
Person perception, stereotypes, self-presentation, group influences, and conformity
Overview of the American Justice System on BB
Eyewitness testimony: Most compelling, but sometimes least accurate.
o Relies o
Health promotion and maintenance
Prevention and treatment
Etiology and correlates of health and illness
Why do we need health psychology?
When people are exposed to the cold virus, some people get cold, others don't
Married men live
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Interrogation Practices: ethical and appropriate interrogation strategies? [Geneva Convention]
The nine steps of interrogation (psychological manipulation) on BB
Tactics used to obtain confessions
Social psychology: scientific study of how individuals think, feel, and behave in a social context
Focuses on the individual
Concerns thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that concern other people or are influenced by other
1. In social psychology, a group is two or more people sharing certain characteristics.
Which of the following characteristics was NOT included in the definition from class?
a. A shared, common fate, identity, or set of goals.
b. Sharing the same opinions
Sample questions for Exam 2
Which of the following does NOT influence a persons self-esteem?
A persons interests
Whether they make social comparisons of themselves to others
Their horoscope sign
Their values and or goals
2. Self-Serving cog
Outline for Exam 1
Class 1: 1/29/2015
What is Social Psychology?
The study of how people think, feel, and behave in the presence of others (social
How does Social Psychology differ from other disciplines?
Focuses on the situation
Focus on t
PSY 240 Outline for Exam 3
Class 4/09/15: Attraction and Close Relationships
Why do we seek the company of others?
Need to Belong
Need for Affiliation
Social Media Networks
Number of facebook friends has increased in recent years
3/3: The Social Self
Affect experience of feelings or emotions (how do we enhance ourselves, enhance our self
images, and defend against threats to our self-esteem)
Behavior how do we regulate our actions and present ourselves according to
Psy 240 Lecture 16 4/14/15
Aggression: a response to a stimulus with the intent of doing harm or causing pain
Hostile vs Instrumental Aggression:
Violent crime clock: in 2011 in US -> one murder every 36 minutes
Language of aggression: associated with act
SocPsy Lecture 14
Other types of prejudice and prejudice reduction:
Sexism: prejudice or discrimination directed toward someone based on their gender or
sex. Disparities in the work force and wages.
Women vs. Men
Social Role Theory: small gender di
Psy Lecture 13 3/26/15
Taijfels minimal group effect: assign strangers to groups using trivial criteria (flip a coin). Favor
our ingroup even when it is based on trivial classifications.
What is a group? Joint membership in a social category based on sex,
Psy 240 Lecture 3
The effect that people can have on other's beliefs, perceptions, attitudes and behaviors, ex:
most people would get up if someone simply asked them to
Can come from an individual, a group, or some kind of instiution
What is Social Psychology
The study of the individual within
.in a situation's context
Social Influence: the effect that the words, actions, or mere presence of other people have on
our thoughts, feelings, attitudes o
Psy 249 Lecture 2 2/3/15
Descriptive: to observe and record behavior
Correlational: to detect naturally occurring relationships; to assess how well one variable
Examines how variables are related to another
Behavior that has social consequences
Helping - benefits a particular person directly
Why/when/who is likely why do people help?
Why do we help?
Kin Selection Theory
Preference toward helping our genetic relatives
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Attitudes: evaluations of any aspect of the social world; can be positive, negative, or a mixed
reaction to a person, object or idea.
Attitudes vary in valence (positive/negative)
Attitudes vary in intensity (strong feelin
ABC's: Affect, Behavior, and Cognition
The Role of Self -> Who I am? How do I feel about myself? How do other perceive me?
Who am I? -> self concept: total view of self based on attributes. (Help us to determine how
we behave during
Self - Justification
We are motivated to justify our own actions, feelings, + beliefs
Festinger's Assumptions = when you have two cognitions. (BB)
cognitive dissonance: state of tension and discomfort that arises from holding two inconsistent
A group is a set of individuals who have at least one of the following characteristics: direct
interactions w/ each other over a period of time. Joint membership in a social category. A shared
common fate; identity or set of goals
How people form judgements or inferences based on social information in the environment
Gather info to make judgements
Expectancy Bias: drawing inaccurate conclusions or inferences about social situations based
on prior expectations
SocPsy Lecture 12
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Social Perception: How people form judgements or inferences based on social information in
Gather information to make judgements: Expectancy Bias -> drawing inaccurate
Self Esteem: affective component of the self, which is made up of an individuals evaluations of
-Positive and negative self evaluations. Trait/global self-esteem is overall evaluation of worth
and state self-esteem is overall evaluation of wor
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