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Exam 1 & 2 Study Guides

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Exam 1 & 2 Study Guides PSYC 2012 Social Psychology

Cole Campeas
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Social Psychology
Laura Lawson Duval

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I did a study guide of all the book terms and terms she uses in class. I have got straight As in this class thus far.
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Laura Lawson Duval
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Cole Campeas on Monday February 23, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to PSYC 2012 Social Psychology at George Washington University taught by Laura Lawson Duval in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 119 views. For similar materials see Social Psychology in Psychlogy at George Washington University.


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Date Created: 02/23/15
Social Psychology Preparing for Exam 1 Book Terms You will need to know the basic conceptdefinition findings discussed in the book and how to apply these to new examples archival analysis a form of the observational method in which the researcher examines the accumulated documents or archives of a culture eg Anne Frank evolutionary psychology The attempt to explain social behavior in terms of genetic factors that evolved over time according to the principles of natural selection Accessibility The extent to which schemas and concepts are at the forefront of people s minds and are therefore likely to be used when making judgments about the social world thought suppression The attempt to avoid thinking about something we would prefer to forget overconfidence barrier The fact that people usually have too much confidence in the accuracy of their judgments People mess up small aspects that lead to messing up the greater whole because of their confidence in the situation explicit vs implicit attitudes Explicit Attitudes Attitudes that we consciously endorse and can easily report Implicit Attitudes Attitudes that are involuntary uncontrollable and at times unconscious need for cognition A personality variable reflecting the extent to which people engage in and enjoy effortful cognitive activities attitude accessibility The strength of the association between an attitude object and a person s evaluation of that object measured by the speed with which people can report how they feel about said object Social Psychology Preparing for Exam 2 Book Terms You will need to know the basic conceptdefinition findings discussed in the book and how to apply these to new examples Display rules Culturally determined rules abut which nonverbal behaviors are appropriate to display Emblems Nonverbal gestures which have well defined meanings in cultures and usually have a verbal equivalent ex OK sign defensive attributions explanations for behavior that avoid feeling of vulnerability and morality belief in a just world form of defensive attribution wherein people assume that bad things happen to bad people and good things happen to good people introspection looking into oneself to evaluate the person we are and examine thoughts feelings and motives selfperception theory the theory that when our attitudes and feelings are ambiguous or uncertain we infer these states by observing our behavior and the situation in which it occurs impression management the attempt by people to get others to see them as they want to be seen ingratiation the process whereby people flatter praise and generally try to make themselves likable to another person often of higher status impact bias the tendency to overestimate the intensity and duration of our emotional reactions to future negative events selfpersuasion a long lasting form of attitude change that results from attempts at self jus ca on social impact theory the idea that conforming to social influence depends on the strength of the group s importance its immediacy ad the number of people in the group


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