WSU PSYCH 350 - Social Psychology (3 pages)

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Social Psychology

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Lecture number:
1
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Washington State University
Course:
Psych 350 - Social Psychology
Edition:
1

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Psych 350 1st Edition Lecture 1 Outline of Current Lecture I What is social Psychology II True or False Questions III Video Notes IV Social context V Social Psychology and Sociology Current Lecture I What is social Psychology a The scientific study of how individuals think feel and behave in a social context II True or False Questions a People are disproportionately more likely to marry others with similar first or last names TRUE Drawn to things that are similar to us Familiar letters sounds bias b People are quicker to spot an angry face in a crowd than a happy face TRUE Survival mechanism instinct c Asking people to give you 26 cents is likely to be much more profitable than asking people to give you a quarter TRUE Quarter sounds more than 26 cents More specific Sounds like there must be a reason for a specific amount has been calculated out specific reason 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 d Physically attractive individuals are usually seen as less intelligent than physically unattractive individuals FALSE Attractive people seen better in every category e People in a sad mood are less likely to help others than are people in a neutral mood f FALSE Depressed people are more accurate about the world Looking for ways to get out of your sad mood feel generous People in a happy mood are less likely to help others than are people in a neutral mood FALSE Want to stay in a good mood by helping others g People are more likely to be aggressive when it s hot outside than when it s cool TRUE Uncomfortable in the heat Irritable h When witnesses are identifying suspects from photographs those who take their time are more likely to be accurate than those who make snap decisions i FALSE Intuition more accurate with logic Visual memory is more instantaneous Over thinking it causes you to misjudge The jury foreperson tends to have much more influence on the jury



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