What Groups Are and Do
Groups, Roles, and Selves
How Groups Think
Power and Leadership
Groups are two or more people doing
something or being somewhere together
Groups feel similar to one another
Presence of an outgroup
Two or more ind
Defining Aggression and Antisocial Behavior
Is Aggression Innate or Learned?
Causes of Aggression
Self and Culture
Other Antisocial Behavior
An intentional behavior
Intent is to harm
The victim wants to avoid harm
What is Prosocial Behavior?
Why Do People Help Others?
Bystander Help in Emergencies
How Can We Increase Helping?
Oskar Schindler Holocaust rescues
Why do humans behave in helpful and
cooperative ways ev
Two Types of Social Influence
Techniques of Social Influence
Going along with the crowd to be liked (e.g.,
clothing, gadgets, pink vs. blue)
Asch (1955) study of normative influence
What is Social Cognition?
Attributions: Why Did That Happen?
Heuristics: Mental Shortcuts
Errors and Biases
Are People Really Idiots?
How are our beliefs shaped by those around
What are some cognitive biases and errors we
Thinking about peo
What Are Attitudes and Why Do People Have
How Attitudes Are Formed
Do Attitudes Really Predict Behavior?
Beliefs and Believing
Global evaluations toward some object or issue
Information about something; facts or op
Nature and Social Behavior
Culture and Human Social Life
Automaticity in Life
Implications for Human Social Life
Biology or socialization?
Psyche broad term for mind, enco
What You Do, and What It Means
Freedom of Action
Goals, Plans, Intentions
Irrationality and Self-Destruction
Human actions are based on meaning
Meaning is learned by culture
Thinking allows you to make use of meaning
Perform action me
Dr. Aurelia Mok
Sources of self-knowledge
Role of self-knowledge in personal, social, and
Hands-on practice with case analysis and group