Exam 1 Chapter 1 notes
Exam 1 Chapter 1 notes PSYS 130
Popular in social psychology
Popular in Psychology
This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by carla Notetaker on Sunday September 25, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PSYS 130 at University of Vermont taught by Susan K. Fenstermacher in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see social psychology in Psychology at University of Vermont.
Reviews for Exam 1 Chapter 1 notes
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!
Date Created: 09/25/16
Social Psych Exam 1 Chapters 12 textbook (Revel) and lecture material Chapter 1: Social Psychology Social psychology “psychology of everyday life” scientific study of the ways in which people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the real or imagined other people Emphasis on the power of the situation Personality psychology studies the variation among individuals, Construction of a coherent picture of the individual and their major psychological processes. Investigation of individual psychological differences Sociology the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society Behaviorism a school of psychology maintaining that to understand human behavior, one need only consider the reinforcing properties of the environment Social influence the effect that the words, actions or mere presence of other people have on our thoughts, feelings, attitudes or behavior Construalthe ways in which we perceive, understand and interpret social events and social cues Wall Street vs. Community Game Study Pygmalion in the Classroom *Power of the situation REVELQUIZ: 1. The study of social psychology → the real or imagined influence of other people 2. For social psychologists the likely explanation of the mass suicide at Jamestown was → the open, welcoming nature of the cult that made members feel it was safe to obey their leader 3. In social psychology the level of analysis is → the individual in a social context 4. Which of the following comments does not illustrate the fundamental attribution error? → “The people who committed suicide at Jamestown were socially isolated and thus cut off from other other points of view about their leader” 5. What do social psychology and personality psychology have in common? → the both focus on the individual 6. What do social psychology and sociology have in common? → they are both concerned with group processes 7. In social psychology, why is Construal so important? → People’s behavior is affected by their interpretation of events, not only the events themselves 8. What is the main contribution of Gestalt psychology to social psychology? → it showed the whole is larger than the sum of its parts 9. Which of the following motives are central to how we construe the world? → the needs to feel good about ourselves and to feel our opinions are accepted 10. To get people to change self destructive behavior, social psychologists would likely → none of the above (other options: scare them, offer useful information, threaten them)
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
You're already Subscribed!
Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'