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Social Psychology Vocabulary
Social Psychology
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Attitude
The scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
The theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
The tendency for observers, when analyzing other's behavior,…
Feelings, often influenced by our beliefs, that predispose us…
Social Psychology
The scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
Attribution Theory
The theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
47 terms
Psychology: Social Psychology Vocabulary
social psychology
attribution theory
fundamental attribution error
attitude
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
the tendency for observers, when analyzing others' behavior,…
feelings, often influenced by our beliefs, that predispose us…
social psychology
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
attribution theory
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Social Psychology
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Attitude
The scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
The theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
The tendency for observers, when analyzing other's behavior,…
Feelings, often influenced by our beliefs, that predispose us…
Social Psychology
The scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
Attribution Theory
The theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
53 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Self-Serving Bias
Deindividuation
Another area of study within the field of social cognition. T…
The tendency to attribute other people's behavior to disposit…
People's tendency to ascribe their positive behaviors to thei…
The process by which individuals lose their self-awareness an…
Attribution Theory
Another area of study within the field of social cognition. T…
Fundamental Attribution Error
The tendency to attribute other people's behavior to disposit…
46 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary (Myers)
attribution theory
fundamental attribution error
attitude
central route persuasion
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
the tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
feelings, often influenced by our beliefs, that predispose us…
attitude change path in which interested people focus on the…
attribution theory
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
fundamental attribution error
the tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
56 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
social psychology
social influence
conformity
groupthink
the scientific study of how a person's thoughts, feelings. an…
the process through which the real or implied presence of oth…
changing one's own behavior to match that of other people
kind of thinking that occurs when people place more importanc…
social psychology
the scientific study of how a person's thoughts, feelings. an…
social influence
the process through which the real or implied presence of oth…
20 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
social psychologists
dispositional attribution
situational attribution
Attitudes
study how we think about, influence, and relate to one another
attributing behavior to internal dispositions
attributing behavior to external situations
Patterns of feelings and beliefs about other people, ideas, o…
social psychologists
study how we think about, influence, and relate to one another
dispositional attribution
attributing behavior to internal dispositions
40 terms
Social psychology vocabulary
Social psychology
Sterotype
Attribution theory
Fundamental attribution error
The study of how people think about, influence, and relate to…
A generalization about a group's characteristics that does no…
The view that people are motivated to discover the underlying…
Observer's overestimation of the importance of internal trait…
Social psychology
The study of how people think about, influence, and relate to…
Sterotype
A generalization about a group's characteristics that does no…
25 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Attribution theory
Situational attribution
Dispositional attribution
Fundamental attribution error
Explaining someones behavoir by crediting the situation or th…
Assigning the cause of behavior to environmental factors
Assuming behavior is due to personality factors, internal trait
Tendency of observers to underestimate the impact of a situat…
Attribution theory
Explaining someones behavoir by crediting the situation or th…
Situational attribution
Assigning the cause of behavior to environmental factors
26 terms
Vocabulary Terms Social Psychology
Solomon Asch
Phillip Zombardo
Stanley Milgram
bystander effect
1907-1996. pioneer in the field of social psychology well-kno…
social psychologist at Stanford University known for the "pri…
1933-1984. social psychologist at Yale University famous for…
referring to the effect that the presence of other people has…
Solomon Asch
1907-1996. pioneer in the field of social psychology well-kno…
Phillip Zombardo
social psychologist at Stanford University known for the "pri…
103 terms
Social psychology vocabulary
social psychology
social influence
fundamental attribution error
behaviorism
the scientific study of the way in which people's thoughts, f…
the effect that the words, actions, or mere presence of other…
the tendency to overestimate the extent to which people's beh…
a school of psychology maintaining that to understand human b…
social psychology
the scientific study of the way in which people's thoughts, f…
social influence
the effect that the words, actions, or mere presence of other…
28 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary Shortened
attribution theory
situational attribution
dispositional/internal attribution
fundamental attribution error
theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting either…
assigning the cause of behavior to environmental factors
assuming that a person's behavior is due to personality traits
the tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
attribution theory
theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting either…
situational attribution
assigning the cause of behavior to environmental factors
34 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
GRIT
attitude
superordinate goals
groupthink
Graduated and Reciprocated Initiatives in Tension-Reduction -…
a belief and feeling that predisposes one to respond in a par…
shared goals that override differences among people and requi…
the mode of thinking that occurs when the desire for harmony…
GRIT
Graduated and Reciprocated Initiatives in Tension-Reduction -…
attitude
a belief and feeling that predisposes one to respond in a par…
48 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
attitude
cognitive evaluation
cognitive anchor
persuasion
an enduring belief about people, places, or objects that evok…
precursor of self-determination theory and centers on the dis…
early attitudes and persistent beliefs that shape the ways in…
the attempt to influence people's attitudes and choices throu…
attitude
an enduring belief about people, places, or objects that evok…
cognitive evaluation
precursor of self-determination theory and centers on the dis…
AP Psychology- social psychology vocabulary
Social psychology
Attribution theory
Fundamental attribution error
Attitude
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
suggests how we explain someone's behavior—by crediting eithe…
the tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
feelings, often based on our beliefs, that predispose us to r…
Social psychology
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
Attribution theory
suggests how we explain someone's behavior—by crediting eithe…
16 terms
Social Psychology- Social Self Vocabulary
Effective Forecasting
Basking in Reflected Glory (BIRG-ing)
Downward Social Comparisons
Facial Feedback Hypothesis
Attempting to predict our feelings
Association of self with others who are successful
Looking down on someone
Your facial expressions will effect how you feel
Effective Forecasting
Attempting to predict our feelings
Basking in Reflected Glory (BIRG-ing)
Association of self with others who are successful
47 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Cognitive dissonance
Attitude formation
Compliance
Conformity
Refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, belief…
The study of how people form evaluations of persons, places o…
When an individual changes his or her behaviour in response t…
Yielding to group pressures. A type of social influence invol…
Cognitive dissonance
Refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, belief…
Attitude formation
The study of how people form evaluations of persons, places o…
66 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Social Psychology
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Foot-in-the-Door Phenomenon
The scientific study of how we think about, influence and rel…
The theory that we tend to give a casual explanation for some…
The tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
The tendency for people who have first agreed to a small requ…
Social Psychology
The scientific study of how we think about, influence and rel…
Attribution Theory
The theory that we tend to give a casual explanation for some…
38 terms
AP Psychology Social Psychology Vocabulary
Ingroup bias
Scapegoat theory
Just-world phenomenon
Aggression
The tendency to favor one's own group.
The theory that prejudice offers an outlet for anger by provi…
The tendency of people to believe the world is just and that…
Any physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt or destroy.
Ingroup bias
The tendency to favor one's own group.
Scapegoat theory
The theory that prejudice offers an outlet for anger by provi…
10 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Gatekeepers
Grain of Truth Hypothesis
Illusory Correlation
Confirmation Bias
Enforcing stereotypes
One individual experience is generalized
Peopleform false associations between members of a group and…
People overlook information contradicting what we want to bel…
Gatekeepers
Enforcing stereotypes
Grain of Truth Hypothesis
One individual experience is generalized
65 terms
Social psychology Vocabulary Terms
aggression
attitude
attribution
attribution theory
behavior intended to hurt or destroy another person
a tendency to respond positively or negatively toward a certa…
the process of explaining one's own behavior and the behavior…
the theory of how people explain behavior
aggression
behavior intended to hurt or destroy another person
attitude
a tendency to respond positively or negatively toward a certa…
26 terms
Psychology Vocabulary: Social Psychology II
Social Norms
Prejudice
Stereotypes
Discrimination
The rules of behavior that are considered acceptable in a gro…
An unjustifiable (and usually negative) attitude toward a gro…
A generalized (sometimes accurate but over generalized) belie…
Unjustifiable negative behavior toward a group and its members.
Social Norms
The rules of behavior that are considered acceptable in a gro…
Prejudice
An unjustifiable (and usually negative) attitude toward a gro…
30 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Diffusion of Responsibility
Pluralistic Ignorance
Social Loafing
Actor-Observer Effect
When we feel less responsibility to act when other people are…
A situation in which people say nothing, and each person fals…
The tendency to work less hard when sharing work with other p…
People more likely to make internal attributions for other pe…
Diffusion of Responsibility
When we feel less responsibility to act when other people are…
Pluralistic Ignorance
A situation in which people say nothing, and each person fals…
10 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary 1
Social Psychology
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Actor-Observer-Bias
the study of how we think about, influence and relate to one…
we give causal explanation for someone's behavior
the tendency to underestimate the situation and overestimate…
tendency to attribute others behavior to their disposition wh…
Social Psychology
the study of how we think about, influence and relate to one…
Attribution Theory
we give causal explanation for someone's behavior
56 terms
AP Psychology Social Psychology Vocabulary
social psychology
social influence
conformity
groupthink
the scientific study of how a person's thoughts, feelings, an…
the process through which the real or implied presence of oth…
changing one's own behavior to match that of other people
kind of thinking that occurs when people place more importanc…
social psychology
the scientific study of how a person's thoughts, feelings, an…
social influence
the process through which the real or implied presence of oth…
55 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
attribution theory
situational attribution
dispositional/internal attribution
fundamental attribution error
theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting either…
assigning the cause of behavior to environmental factors
assuming that a person's behavior is due to personality traits
the tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
attribution theory
theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting either…
situational attribution
assigning the cause of behavior to environmental factors
25 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Cognitive dissonance
Fundamental attribution error
Stereotype
Attitude
People want to have consistent attitudes and behaviors...when…
The tendency for observers to overestimate the impact of pers…
An overgeneralized belief about a group of people.
A set of feelings, often influenced by our beliefs, that pred…
Cognitive dissonance
People want to have consistent attitudes and behaviors...when…
Fundamental attribution error
The tendency for observers to overestimate the impact of pers…
19 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Social Psychology
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Foot-in-the-Door Phenomenon
The scientific study of how we think about, influence and rel…
The theory that we tend to give a casual explanation for some…
The tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
The tendency for people who have first agreed to a small requ…
Social Psychology
The scientific study of how we think about, influence and rel…
Attribution Theory
The theory that we tend to give a casual explanation for some…
46 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Social Psychology
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Attitude
understanding individual behavior in a social context ex.) Un…
a theory that supposes that one attempts to understand the be…
people's tendency to place an undue emphasis on internal char…
a settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or somethi…
Social Psychology
understanding individual behavior in a social context ex.) Un…
Attribution Theory
a theory that supposes that one attempts to understand the be…
24 terms
Social psychology vocabulary
Alturism
Attitude
Attribution
Cognitive dissonance
Desire to help others even if the costs outweigh the benefits…
A positive or negitive evaluation of people, object, events,…
The process by which individuals explaine the cause of behavi…
A conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistenucies between…
Alturism
Desire to help others even if the costs outweigh the benefits…
Attitude
A positive or negitive evaluation of people, object, events,…
35 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Attitudes
Foot-In-The-Door Phenomenon
The theory that we tend to give a casual explanation for some…
The tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
A belief and feeling that predisposes one to respond in a par…
The tendency for people who have first agreed to a small requ…
Attribution Theory
The theory that we tend to give a casual explanation for some…
Fundamental Attribution Error
The tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Attribution theory
Fundamental attribution theory
attitudes
foot-in-the-door phenomenon
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
The tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
Patterns of feelings and beliefs about other people, ideas, o…
the tendency for people who have first agreed to a small requ…
Attribution theory
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
Fundamental attribution theory
The tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
16 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary List
Attitude
Cognitive Evaluation
Cognitive Anchor
Persuasion
A settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or somethi…
Designed to explain the effects of external consequences on i…
Describes the common human tendency to rely too heavily on th…
The process by which a person's attitudes or behaviour are, w…
Attitude
A settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or somethi…
Cognitive Evaluation
Designed to explain the effects of external consequences on i…
10 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary 2
Self Serving Bias
Compliance
Central Route to Persuasion
Peripheral Route to Persuasion
tendency to attribute one's own successes to dispositions whi…
changing what you do or say because of a request
use of evidence and logical arguments
use of association of objects, people or events
Self Serving Bias
tendency to attribute one's own successes to dispositions whi…
Compliance
changing what you do or say because of a request
41 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Social Psychology
Theory
Hypotheses
Correlational
The scientific study of how people think about, influence, an…
Integrated set of principles that explain and predict observe…
Testable proposition that describes a relationship that may e…
Naturally occurring relationships among variables
Social Psychology
The scientific study of how people think about, influence, an…
Theory
Integrated set of principles that explain and predict observe…
10 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary 5
Mere Exposure Effect
Passionate Love
Companionate Love
Equity
the phenomenon that repeated exposure to novel stimuli increa…
an aroused state of intense positive absorption of another
the deep affectionate attachment we feel for those whom our l…
a condition in which people receive from a relationship in pr…
Mere Exposure Effect
the phenomenon that repeated exposure to novel stimuli increa…
Passionate Love
an aroused state of intense positive absorption of another
33 terms
AP Psychology Vocabulary: Social Psychology
Cognitive Dissonance
Fundamental Attribution Error
Actor-Observer Bias
Stereotype
A state of mental discomfort arising from a discrepancy betwe…
The tendency to attribute other people's behavior to disposit…
The tendency to overestimate situational influences on our ow…
Beliefs about social groups in terms of the traits or charact…
Cognitive Dissonance
A state of mental discomfort arising from a discrepancy betwe…
Fundamental Attribution Error
The tendency to attribute other people's behavior to disposit…
46 terms
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY VOCABULARY
social psychology
attribution theory
fundamental attribution error
attitude
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
the tendency for onservers, when analyzing others behavior to…
feelings, often influenced by our beliefs, that predispose is…
social psychology
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
attribution theory
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
113 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary Terms
actor-observer bias
aggressive action
aggressive stimulus
altruism
The tendency for actors to attribute their own behavior to si…
a behavior aimed at causing either physical or psychological…
the presence of an object associated with aggression (e.g., a…
any act that benefits another person but does not benefit the…
actor-observer bias
The tendency for actors to attribute their own behavior to si…
aggressive action
a behavior aimed at causing either physical or psychological…
15 terms
social psychology vocabulary
Social psychologists focus on ________…
Social Psychology:
The attribution theory was proposed by:
Attribution theory:
the situation. They study social influences that explain why…
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
Fritz Heider in 1958
we can attribute the behavior to the person's stable, endurin…
Social psychologists focus on ________…
the situation. They study social influences that explain why…
Social Psychology:
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
38 terms
Social psychology vocabulary
Social psychology
attribution theory
fundamental attribution error
attitude
scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate…
suggests how we explain someone's behavior, by crediting eith…
tendency to underestimate the impact of the situation and ove…
feelings, often based on our beliefs, that predispose us to r…
Social psychology
scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate…
attribution theory
suggests how we explain someone's behavior, by crediting eith…
35 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary Terms
Social Psychology
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Attitude
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
theory that we tend to give a casual explanation for someone'…
the tendency for observers of others' behavior to underestima…
a belief and feeling that predisposes one to respond in a par…
Social Psychology
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
Attribution Theory
theory that we tend to give a casual explanation for someone'…
32 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Attribution
Actor Observer Bias
Fundamental attribution error
Self-handicapping
A way of explaining one's behavior by either their dispositio…
The tendency to explain the behavior of others through intern…
Explaining another person's behavior through internal factors.
Limiting one's potential for success by offering explanations…
Attribution
A way of explaining one's behavior by either their dispositio…
Actor Observer Bias
The tendency to explain the behavior of others through intern…
25 terms
Social psychology vocabulary
Altruism
Attitude
Attribution
Cognitive dissonance
Desire to help others even if the costs outweigh the benefits…
A positive or negative evaluation of people, objects, events,…
The process by which individuals explain the cause of behavio…
A conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistencies between…
Altruism
Desire to help others even if the costs outweigh the benefits…
Attitude
A positive or negative evaluation of people, objects, events,…
19 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Social Psychology
Attribution theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Cognitive dissonance
the scientific study of how a person's thoughts, feelings, an…
the theory of how people make attributions.
the tendency to overestimate the influence of internal factor…
sense of discomfort or distress that occurs when a person's b…
Social Psychology
the scientific study of how a person's thoughts, feelings, an…
Attribution theory
the theory of how people make attributions.
46 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Solomon Asch
Stanley Milgram
Philip Zimbardo
Robert Cialdini
American Gestalt psychologist and pioneer in social psycholog…
American psychologist, student of Solomon Asch. Did a famous…
Psychologist who created the Stanford Prison Experiment and t…
Professor of psychology who studied the effects that psycholo…
Solomon Asch
American Gestalt psychologist and pioneer in social psycholog…
Stanley Milgram
American psychologist, student of Solomon Asch. Did a famous…
Social Psychology Vocabulary Cards
Groupthink
Group Polarization
Social Trap
Social Facilitation
-mode of thinking that occurs when the desire for harmony in…
-enhancement of a groups prevailing attitudes through dusxuss…
-a situation in which conflicting parties by each other ratio…
-tendency for the presence of other people to enhance individ…
Groupthink
-mode of thinking that occurs when the desire for harmony in…
Group Polarization
-enhancement of a groups prevailing attitudes through dusxuss…
43 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary List
Attitude
Cognitive Evaluation
Cognitive Anchor
Persuasion
A settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or somethi…
Designed to explain the effects of external consequences on i…
Describes the common human tendency to rely too heavily on th…
The process by which a person's attitudes or behaviour are, w…
Attitude
A settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or somethi…
Cognitive Evaluation
Designed to explain the effects of external consequences on i…
35 terms
Social Psychology Vocabulary
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Theory
Attitudes
Foot-In-The-Door Phenomenon
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
The tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
Patterns of feelings and beliefs about other people, ideas, o…
the tendency for people who have first agreed to a small requ…
Attribution Theory
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
Fundamental Attribution Theory
The tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
Social psychology vocabulary
Attitudes
Cognitive evaluation
Cognitive anchor
Conditioning
Beliefs and feelings about objects, people, and events that c…
Evaluating evidence in forming beliefs on the basis of these…
Persistent believes that shape the ways in which a person see…
Learning by reinforcement.
Attitudes
Beliefs and feelings about objects, people, and events that c…
Cognitive evaluation
Evaluating evidence in forming beliefs on the basis of these…
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