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UA - PSYCH 101 - Psychology Notes - Class Notes

School: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Department: Psychology
Course: Intro to Psychology
Professor: Tba
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Intro to Psychology
Name: Psychology Notes
Description: These notes cover society and culture
Uploaded: 03/28/2017
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background image SOCIETY AND CULTURE Social Cognition: area within social psychology that is concern how 
external social forces impact social internally 
Attribution  Theory: situational factors -situational attribution vs. dispositional attribution 
-fundamental attribution error
-cognitive biases (we flatter ourselves, we’re better than average)
the world is just and fair
Attitudes : beliefs about something -explicit- we own (bias)
-implicit-we’re not aware of them
when bias is not socially accepted, then it is more likely to not be 
expressive
 -familiarity: tendency to have more positive feelings about something, the 
more were comfortable with it. (more familiarity, the more positivity) 
Validity -idea that the more we hear something, the more likely we are to  believe it to be true
Conformity- need for social acceptance; need for information 
-we think of it as an action of an attitude that we adapt onto others  based on real or perceived pressure
(we tend to believe that the group knows more than we do individually)
Diffusion of Responsibility  **Kitty- murdered outside her apartment complex. People heard the murder,
saw the murder but did nothing about it
-bystander effect-less likely to intervene with a big crowd
-deindividuation-idea that when we are in groups, we shed some our 
individuality into the group. Our own values/morals are somewhat depressed 
and taken over by the group
(happens when we are removed from the situation and happens in groups)
GROUP IDENTITY- allows us to say that we are an “us” as opposed to a 
“them”; unity
Ethnocentrism-  belief that your own culture, own nation, or own religion is  superior to others. (its able to be reduced when two groups are working 
together for a better cause) 
stereotypes -summary about an impression of a group about a person in  which a person belongs -help us make efficient decisions in the moment
-help us survive; it can be based in reality
problem?  exaggerate differences between groups -produce selective attention

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Department: Psychology
Course: Intro to Psychology
Professor: Tba
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Intro to Psychology
Name: Psychology Notes
Description: These notes cover society and culture
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