UIUC PSYC 100 - Class 18 (social psychology part 1) -- 6 slides (5 pages)

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Psyc 100 - Intro Psych

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3 27 18 Social Psychology PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology Class 18 Social Psychology Outline Announcements Final Exam is scheduled for Friday May 4th from 7 to 9 PM Room 2079 of the Natural History Building Final Exam Review Session is scheduled for Wednesday May 2nd from 5 to 5 50 PM 21 Psychology Building What you ll learn in the rest of this class What is social psychology What is social psychology Conformity obedience Conformity obedience Stereotypes prejudice Stereotypes prejudice How to persuade anyone of anything How to persuade anyone of anything Helping behaviors Helping behaviors What is social psychology Social psychology is the study of how people influence others behavior beliefs and attitudes What is social psychology Humans are a social species We crave strong stable social relationships Being alone is painful 1 3 27 18 What is social psychology What is social psychology Need to belong theory Humans have a biologically based need for interpersonal connections Social contagion We look to others for knowledge or for deciding how to act Social facilitation The presence of others can enhance our performance in certain situations Social comparison theory We seek to evaluate our abilities and beliefs by comparing them to others You can engage in both upward and downward comparisons and it turns out that both can benefit you psychologically E g runners complete a mile faster when running with a partner rather than vs the clock Same results with cockroaches running a maze Social disruption choking can also occur What is social psychology One extremely well replicated finding in social psychology We tend to assume that the things people do are caused by dispositional factors i e things about them like their personality rather than situational factors Downward Comparison Upward Comparison Dispositional He s such a careless driver He never watches out for other cars The Fundamental Attribution Error My video link Situational He probably got caught in some



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