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Define social psychology

The scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and actions are affected by others

The ________ attribution error is the tendency to explain the behavior of others in terms of their personalities rather than aspects of the situation.

Fundamental

What is the social psychological term for a change in behavior in response to the commands of others?

Obedience

Define groupthink

A type of thinking in which group members share such a strong motivation to achieve consensus that they lose the ability to critically evaluate alternative points of view

________ is behavior directed toward individuals on the basis of their membership in a particular group.

Discrimination

________ social influence is the influence that other people have on us because we want them to like and approve of us.

Normative

Define attribution theory

The theory of personality that seeks to explain how we decide, on the basis of samples of an individual's behavior, what the specific causes of that person's behavior are

When people tend to explain behavior in terms of personalities, rather than the situation, this refers to which of the following?

Fundamental attribution error

What best describes social exchange theory?

The equity in a relationship

Social ________ describes an imitative behavior involving the spread of behaviors, emotions, and ideas

Contagion

Define cognitive dissonance

The conflict that occurs when a person hold two contradictory attitudes or thoughts

The ________ learning approach to aggression emphasizes that social and environmental conditions can teach individuals to be aggressive

Observational

The influence other people have on us because we want to be correct is referred to as ________.

Informational social influence

________ social influence is the influence that other people have on us because we want them to like and approve of us

Normative

the term ________ is used to describe a process which occurs when being part of a group reduces personal identity and erodes the sense of personal responsibility.

Deindividuation

According to ________ theory, individuals often make inferences about their attitudes by perceiving their own behavior

Self-perception theory

Solomon Asch's experiment

Line perception

Group ________ effect is the solidification and further strengthening of an individual's position as a consequence of a group discussion

polarization

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