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End of Social Psychology


A conclusion to Social Psychology, finishing on Social Influence

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University Of South Carolina-Columbia
Psyc 101 - Intro to Psychology
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PSYC 101 1st Edition Lecture 37 Outline of Last Lecture I Social Relations Continued a Cognitive Roots of Prejudice i Categorization ii Vivid Cases iii Just World Phenomenon II Social Thinking a Fundamental Attribution Error b Attitudes Behaviors i Attitudes Guiding Behaviors ii Behaviors Guiding Attitudes c Cognitive Dissonance Theory Outline of Current Lecture Finish of Social Psychology I Social Influence a Conformity b Obedience c Group Influence i Social Facilitation ii Social Loafing These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute iii Deindividuation iv Group Polarization v Groupthink Current Lecture II Social Influence a Conformity Asch 1955 line measuring experiment from textbook b Obedience Milgram s shock experiments i 63 delivered highest shock of 450 volts ii 65 delivered highest shock with learner who reported having a heart problem iii 93 delivered highest shock when someone else was pushing the buttons c i ii iii iv v Group Influence Social Facilitation improved performance of tasks in the presence of others simple tasks Social Loafing people in a group tend to exert less effort Deindividuation loss of self awareness and self restraint occurring in group situations that foster arousal and anonymity 1 Ex women with hoods Zimbardo 1970 Puerto Rican pride parade Group Polarization enhancement of a group s attitude through discussion within the group Groupthink the mode of thinking that occurs when the desire for harmony in a decision making group overrides a realist appraisal of alternatives ex Challenger explosion

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