“What is Social Psychology?”
Internal and External states
Power of Situations
Fundamental attribution error
Possible test questions:
What is social psychology defined as?
How do scientists interpret the word “crazy”?
How can social psychologist gather their data?
According to the bystander effect, why would it take a while for someone to get help if they collapsed in a busy mall?
How would social facilitation affect runners in a race?
According to Zajonc, how does changes in arousal affect performance? What are the differences between internal and external states
According to the Quiz show study, why would more people decide to ask questions instead of answering questions? If you want to learn more check out What is the separation of power?
On a busy road, you assume that the driver next to you cut you off because he is a bad person. But when you cut someone off, it’s fine since you are in a rush to visit your dad at the hospital. This an example of?
Humans have a strong, innate desire to form connections with other people. What is this called?
Dr. Linda wants to study how romantic couples fight over dinner. Dr. Linda would most likely use this research method?
When you are explaining the behavior of your teacher, you are making ____? If you want to learn more check out What is the developed world?
Methods In Social Psychology
HOMER (Hypothesis, Operationalize, Measure, Evaluate, Revise/Replicate) Random Sampling and Random Assignment
Population and Sample
Correlational Research and Experimental Research
Strong Correlation and Null correlation
Field studies and Lab studies
File drawer problem
Possible Test Questions:
What are three ways to obtain knowledge?
Why study methods?
What does HOMER mean?
If you were to have “attractiveness” as a variable, what are different ways to operationalize that?
What is the difference between a population and a sample?
What types of randomization are there?
Does correlation mean causation? Explain why or why not, or give an example? Can causation mean correlation?
From a graph, how can you tell if it’s strongly correlated? From the R value, how can you tell if it’s strongly correlated? If you want to learn more check out What is the difference between competitive and noncompetitive inhibitors?
Pros and cons of correlational studies?
Why might there be replication issues?
What are solutions for replication issues?
Instead of randomly picking participants, the researcher used students from the UHM SONA website. What type of sampling is this?
A cover story and a _____ or an actor is used in experiments.
The Self Part 1, 2, and 3
Self as known
Self as knower
Delayed gratification Integrated self
Theory of mind
Cultural Psychology Individualistic vs
Self perception theory Symbolic interaction Looking glass self
Trait self esteem
State self esteem
Self awareness theory Self discrepancies
Don't forget about the age old question of In what ways did european immigration affect indian societies and indian politics? how did native americans adapt?
We also discuss several other topics like What is a charophyte?
Possible Test Questions:
What are the ideas relating to self, according to William James?
What are the three levels of analysis in self concept?
How can functional self be defined?
What was the difference between behaviorism and functionalist views? What are the steps of self schema? Don't forget about the age old question of What is bivalvia?
What is included in self regulation?
From the Marshmallow test, what determined success?
Why were there different results to the Marshmallow test?
If every part of you got replaced, would you still be you?
What two things bonds the experiencer and experiences?
Describe the relationship between culture and a fish
Give an example of what is in your culture and define culture
What approach does cultural psychology use in relation to “self”?
When you look at your own culture, would you have an independent or interdependent view?
How does culture affect the “20 statement” task?
What are ways to gain self knowledge?
What does social comparison theory state?
You donated $5 to charity, and your friend donated $10, while a stranger donated $0.75. If you compared yourself to each person, who is the “downward” and who is “upward” social comparison?
Who can I compare my test grade to if I want to maintain my self esteem? How many components are in the self evaluation maintenance model? Why would someone push a close friend according to the model?
What is the difference between trait self esteem and state self esteem? Which would be the best trait and state to be in?
What happens if there is high sensitivity to threats?
In Japan and US, what ages have the highest self esteem?
In what cultures would high self esteem be less common?
How can self knowledge affect self behavior?
According to self awareness theory, what would happen if a discrepancy was present? In the Halloween and Bogus IQ Test study, what effect did a mirror have?
Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation
Self serving biases (above average effect, false uniqueness effect)
Illusion of control
Self Enhancement theory
BIRG & CORF
What types of motivation are there? Can you give an example of your intrinsic or extrinsic motivators?
What was found on the Bing Nursery School study of motivation? What can you infer about the findings, and how it applies to motivation in the workplace?
What are we motivated towards?
How does the selfserving biases differ from unrealistic optimism?
What does illusion of control say about success?
What are costs and effects of illusion?
How are self enhancement theory and selfverification different?
Increasing association is BIRG or CORF? Which is selfprotective?
What is the main idea of cognitive dissonance theory?
Give an example of priming
She is doing well in medical school but does not realize that she’s just doing it to fulfil her parents’ expectation. She is motivated by _____
Cognitive Appraisal Theory
Facial Action Coding System
Culture specific emotions
High Arousal Positive states and Low Arousal Positive State
Law of Hedonic Asymmetry
Misattribution of Arousal
How does the JamesLange Theory differ from TwoFactor theory?
Which theory does the Suproxin study support and how?
What system maps the face?
What does a Duchenne smile look like?
What are the basic emotions?
Why would they be considered “basic”?
Are culture specific emotions limited to only certain cultures? Give examples of some culture specific emotions.
Can happiness be the same for everyone? Why or why not?
On a study done on depressed individuals from different cultures, why would people with LAP state display more emotion?
How does HAP, LAP and Culture tie into depression?
According to the Law of Hedonic Asymmetry, which emotion is harder to maintain? What did the Mood As Information study find?
Why would you want to take someone to the carnival on the first date? The ______ function of emotion refers to the effect of one person’s emotions on other people or relationship between people.
How can the emotion of disgust help us survive?
How can emotions help with thinking?
What is social referencing?