Test 4-1: What is Social Psychology?

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social psychology

study of how people influence others' behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes

social facilitation

enhancement of performance brought about by the presence of others

attribution

process of assigning causes to behavior

fundamental attribution error

tendency to overestimate the impact of dispositional influences on other people's behavior

social comparison theory

theory that we seek to evaluate our beliefs, attitudes, and abilities by comparing our reactions with others'

mass hysteria

outbreak of irrational behavior that is spread by social contagion

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