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Psychology that studies the effects of social variables and cognition on individual behavior and social interaction
thoughts, feelings, perceptions motives, behaviors
Social psychology looks at how people's _________, ________, ________, __________ and ___________ are influenced by other people
Social psychology tries to understand behavior and mental processes within its _____ ______.
Father of social psychology. Behavior is a function of a person's character plus their environment.
Social Context Includes:
Presence of others
Activities and interactions that take place among people
The setting the behavior takes place
Expectations and social norms governing behavior
Three major themes of social psychology
The power of social situations
Subjective social reality
The promotion of human condition
A view that says environmental conditions influence people's behavior as much or more than their personal disposition does.
A view that says internal factors (genes, traits, character qualities) influence our behavior more than the situation we are in.
people's behavior depends heavily on two factors:
The social roles they play, and the social norms of the group.
Socially defined patterns of behavior that are expected of persons in a given setting or group.
A group's expectations regarding what is appropriate and acceptable for its members' attitudes and behaviors in given situations.
The tendency for people to adapt their behavior, attitudes, and opinions to fit the actions of other members of a group
The Asch Effect
A form of conformity in which a group majority influences individual judgments. (75% conformed, 25% remained independent)
Size of the majority, if a partner dissented from majority, the difference between the majority and real answers
Asch identified 3 factors that influence whether a person will yield to group pressure:
The mode of thinking that occurs when the desire for harmony in a decision-making group overrides a realistic view of the alternatives
When members of a group have similar, though not identical, views about a topic and discuss them, their opinions become more extreme and pronounced
Loss of self-awareness and self-restraint occurring in group situations that foster action and anonymity
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