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University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Psy 331 - Social Psychology

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PSY 331 Lecture 2 Outline of Last Lecture I Social Psychology a Definition II Broad Field III Psychology in the world IV Science of Psychology V Population vs sample VI Sampling issues Outline of Current Lecture I Methodolgy II The self a William James III The Me IV Self Concept a Differences b Self concept over devlopment V The I Current Lecture Methodology Mundane vs experimental Realism o Mundane realism experiment similar to real world events o Experimental realism experiments impacts and involves participants Examples helping w pencils vs seizures Pencils high mundane low experiment Seizure low mundane high experiment Does study need to exactly replicate reality to show something important o No o Study that seems artificial can capture something real 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 The Self Who am I What is the self o Broad area o study o Conscious experience o Things I know o Body job family o From individual to group William James o Father of American Psychology o Late 1800s o PSYCH part of philosophy department Theory no data o The self I and the one o Me what is known The ME Self concept o sum total of a person s thoughts and feelings about the self o who you think you are Changes over time o Changes moment to moment o Different parts active vs not o Working spontaneous self concept Different relationship situations Example class vs party o Friends vs parents Self Concept o Answers reflect self concept o Affected by context o 4th grade boy vs 12th grade girl Differences o Girl internal conflict o Boy straightforward Self concept over development o Becomes more complex Abstract vs concrete o Mid adolescence can reconcile integrate Example happy depressed moody The I The knower of the me o The I knows other things as well o Me is just one possible focus of attention An evaluator o Example I am a good professor o Evaluations are important o

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