Mizzou PSYCH 2310 - Attitudes (4 pages)

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Does your attitude or your situation affect your choices more?


Lecture number:
5
Pages:
4
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Missouri
Course:
Psych 2310 - Social Psychology
Edition:
1

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PSYCH 2310 1st Edition Lecture 5 Outline of Last Lecture I What is the psychological self II If the self is a knowledge structure where does the knowledge come from III What do we do with our self knowledge IV Is our knowledge about ourselves accurate or not V If self knowledge is biased which way is it biased VI Are self serving biases useful or adaptive VII How should we feel about our self concepts VIII Does it matter how we present ourselves Outline of Current Lecture I Are social forces or personal attitudes stronger in determining behavior II Attitudes don t predict behavior well III When do attitudes predict behavior IV Cognitive dissonance V What personality traits are most susceptible to the power of the situation Current Lecture I Are social forces or personal attitudes stronger in determining behavior a Attitudes Evaluative beliefs and feelings regarding objects people or events that predispose us to certain responses 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 b Which is stronger i Most of us want to feel like we are in control so we think attitude ii Social forces are often stronger than we realize II Attitudes don t predict behavior well a Does everybody lie i This may be too strong of a statement b Good Samaritan Study i There were six conditions men practicing to be priests were placed under They were either about to go give a talk about the Good Samaritan or careers They were also told they have 20 minutes to get there 5 minutes to get there or that they were going to be late ii When on the way to give the talk they saw a homeless man lying down on the ground They recorded how many of these men helped the man iii People were more influenced by the situational variables time than the awareness of their attitude variables the topic they were going to talk about iv Therefore just because someone is aware of that attitude does not mean it will



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