Chapter 7 Psychology Vocab Part 1
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behavior intended to hurt or destory another person
prosocial behavior that is done with no expectation of reward and may involve the risk of harm to ones self
a tendency to respond positively or negatively toward a certain person, object, idea, or situation
the process of explaining one's own behavior and the behavior of others
referring to the effect that the presence of other people has on the decision to help or not help, with help becoming less likely as the number of bystanders increases
changing one's own behavior to match that of other people
the lessening of a person's sense of personal identity and responsibility.
treating people differently because of prejudice toward the social group to which they belong
the tendency for a group's dominant point of view to become stronger and more extreme with time
kind of thinking that occurs when people place more importance on maintaining group cohesiveness than on assessing the facts of the problem with which the group is concerned
social groups with whom a person identifies; "us"
mere exposure effect
idea that repeated presentation of royal stimuli increases liking the stimuli
negative attitude held by a person about the members of a particular social group
the tendency for the presence of other people to have a positive impact on the performance of an easy task
the tendency for people to put less effort into a simple task when working with others on that task
the study of how a persons thoughts, feelings, and actions influence and are influenced by other people and groups
a set of characteristics that people believe is shared by all members of a particular social category
social groups with whom a person does not identify; "them"
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