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Study Guide 1

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Social Psychology

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Here is the study guide for the first exam. It covers chapters 1-3. Make sure to also review notes taken on Tuesday 9/15 as they will have the rest of chapter 3 on them. Enjoy! Happy Studying!
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This 4 page Study Guide was uploaded by N3koKikyu on Sunday September 13, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to 70782 at George Mason University taught by Riskind in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 40 views. For similar materials see Social Psychology in Psychlogy at George Mason University.


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Date Created: 09/13/15
Friday September 11 2015 Social Psychology Exam 1 Study Guide CH 13 Chapter 1 Understand what Social Psychology is and how it differs from other social sciences Social Psychology is the study of how people influence each others thoughts emotions and actions it stress how we behave and subjective interpretations IT FOCUSES ON THE INDIVIDUAL Know what the Fundamental Attribution Error is The tendency to underestimate the power of social situationsoversimplify complex situations decrease understanding of true causes Think about how personalities change based on the situation It isn t just personality but the power of social situations GESTALT PSYCHOLOGY Gestalt stressed studying the subjective way in which an object appears in people mind WHO IS THE FATHER OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY KURT LEWIN he applied Gestalt principles to social perception he was the first scientist to stress importance of taking your subjective point of view into consideration Friday September 11 2015 CONSTRUAL Shaped by 2 motives 1 to be accepted and feel good about ourselves 2 the need to be accurate What is Selffufilling Prophesy a prediction that directly indirectly causes itself to become true note how it is similar to selfjustification of past behaviors and social cognition WHO CREATED THE THEORY Rosenthal amp Jacobson 1968 know about the experiment NAIIVE REALISM idea that we think we see reality as it is Chapter 2 Types of Research The observational method to carefully observe and describe social behavior KNOW IT S LIMITATIONS The correlation method How two things relate know about positive correlation negative correlations be able to come up with examples for both KNOW ITS LIMITATIONS The experimental method participants are chosen at random and assigned to different conditions 39 KNOW WHAT HINDSIGHT BIAS IS Friday September 11 2015 The tendency for people to exaggerate how much they could have predicted an outcome after knowing that it occurred Mundane Realism VS Psychological realism extent to which an experiment is similar to reallife situations mundane extent to which psychological processes triggered in an experiment are similar to those in everyday life Chapter 3 How does Social cognition work What are the two different types of thinking Automatic amp Unconscious System 1 VS System 2 list examples of automatic thinking system 1 list examples of system 2 controlled thinking Change Blindness gt we are not able to see large changes that would normally be clear What is known as the brains Filing Cabinets Schemas gt belief systems and framing that builds our internal framework for the world Organizes everything our minds know or believe about the world We have them because we are mentally lazy Provide examples of what schemas see notes Schemas as Mental Shortcuts Know the 6 types of Heuristics and what the do 1 Judgemental 2 Cognitive 3 Availability Friday September 11 2015 4 Representativeness 5 Anchoring amp Adjustment 6 Framing Who developed the idea of Heuristics Kahneman amp Tversky ERROR MANAGEMENT THEORYgt you were more likely to get bad results than good results Cognitive Accessibility how easy we get a schema What effects how we recall a schema HINT 3 reasons Priming Studies Higgins Rholes and Jones 1977 Example when you watch a scary movie at night and then hear a noise your mind has been primed by the movie to think it is a killermonster


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