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Social Psychology Exam 3 Study Guide

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Social Psychology Exam 3 Study Guide PSYCH 221

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Everything you need to know for exam 3.
Intro to Social Psychology
Study Guide
Psychology, social, social psychology, Latane, Darley, decision-making, Prosocial, lying, behavior, dispositional factors, personality, situational factors, Environment, negative state relief model of helping, diffusion of responsibility, Group presence e
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Social Psychology Exam 3 Study Guide Latane and Darley’s decision-making model of pro-social behavior  Model of helping  Attempted to explain the critical processes bystanders go through before helping occurs  5 steps to helping o 1. Notice of the event o 2. Interpret the need for help o 3. Take personal responsibility o 4. Decide what kind of help to give o 5. Provide help People’s lying behavior  We all lie and we all lie for all sorts of reason- usually self-serving to strangers or we don’t want to hurt a loved one  Self-serving to loved ones but we say we don’t want to hurt them that is the rationalization Dispositional factors refers to one’s personality  Dispositional attribution o Internal o Attributing a behavior to some internal cause, such as personal trait, motive, or attitude; and internal attribution Situational factors refers to the environment  Situational attribution o Attributing a behavior to some external cause or factor operating within the situation o External attribution Negative state relief model of helping  Helping behaviors are motivated by one’s egoistic desires Diffusion of responsibility  The tendency for each group member to dilute personal responsibility for acting by spreading it among all other group members Pluralistic ignorance  The mistaken impression on the part of group members that, because no one else is acting concerned, there is no cause for alarm Group Presence Effect (or Group Inhibition Effect)  Bystander effect o The more people in an emergency situation, the less likely any of them are to help Kitty Genovese  Murdered outside of her apartment.  38 witnesses- not one called to get help Benevolence vs. Pure Altruism vs. Prosocial Behavior  Prosocial behavior is intentional helping of other o Good feeling inside and external reward o Egoism  Benevolence is helping others without any external reward o Internal reward but no external reward  Pure altruism o No internal or external reward o Empathy is a component so we are always doing it for ourselves to an extent o Some people say this does not exist o Could deal with timing: mother immediately protecting child or somebody helping in bombing Empathy-altruism hypothesis  The presumption that when one empathizes with the plight of another, one will want to help that other for purely altruistic reasons Empathy  The ability to understand and share the feelings of another Mood management hypothesis of helping  The idea that people use helping tactically to manage their moods The effects of physical attractiveness on how people are perceived The theory of repeated exposure and liking  The tendency to feel positively toward people, places, or things we have seen frequently Reciprocal aid and helping  Social rule that says we should repay, in kind, what another person has provided to us Equity vs Equality  Equity o Difference between the value of the assets/interest and the cost of the liabilities of something owned  Ex: man pays the bills, but the woman cleans and feeds the husband to make up for the money difference  Equality o The state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities Polygyny  Marital arrangement involving one man and more than one wife Polygamy  Marital custom in which either one man marries more than one woman (polygyny) or one woman marries more than one man (polyandry) Polyandry  Marital arrangement involving one woman and more than one husband Polyamory  The philosophy or state of being in love or romantically involved with more than one person at the same time Attachment styles  1. Security o Attachments marked by trust that the other person will continue to provide love and support  2. Avoidant o Attatchments marked by defensive detachment from the other  3. Anxious/ambivalent o Attachments marked by fear of abandonment and the feeling that one’s needs are not being met  how childhood attachments correlate with our adult styles intimate relationships: strong correlation Sequence of negative emotions experienced by infants when separated from parent  1. Protest o 5 Stages of grief  2. Despair  3. Detach Effects of having children on relationship partners  Sex tanks after kids  Increasing commitment  Decrease likelihood of divorce  Having children decreases amount of enjoyable time together but increases other factors Two-factor theory of love: more cognitive, make attribution, causal link then use label to lead to determine you to label who you are attracted too  1. General physical arousal o General arousal allows you to typically enjoy yourself o General Affect Model: if you enjoy the experience you like the people around you o Adrenaline- scary movie, sky diving – you like these people more  Goes on  Arousal is first factor and label you place upon it (the environment) is what determines if you are feeling love, fear, whatever emotion it is.  2. Arousal facilitation theory of love  Suggests that you’ll generally like anyone more after some general physiological arousal – adrenaline – sky diving  Equally attracted to male and female Passionate love  Heart rate increase  Sweaty palms  Dilated pupils  Real emotional sexual love Companionate love  Stable type of love  Compassionate type of love after being married 20 years  Comfort love o Ex: Having sex with husband even though you aren’t in the mood Proximity-attraction principle  The tendency to become friends with those who live or work nearby Social exchange theory  Presumes that affiliation and friendship are motivated by a simple and general goal-to maximize the ratio of benefits to costs  The trading of benefits within relationships Communal sharing  A form of exchange in which members of a group share a pool of resources, taking when they are in need and giving when others are in need The effect of Self-disclosure on liking  The sharing of intimate information about oneself Similarity and liking  We tend to like people who are more similar to us or are going through similar experiences Two basic motives of social interaction  Intimacy and Power  McAdams research found that you seek intimacy and power within relationships  Power: Self-serving bias; we are a little bit smarter in the relationship  Does not define everybody, but a good amount of the population Lonely vs Non-lonely  Having a dog as a companion is shown to actually be better than another partner Need for intimacy  We do stupid things for love  Intimacy and power is driving forces of our lives Robert Sternberg’s Three Factor theory of Love  1. Intimacy o Feelings promoting close bonds, including mutual sharing and emotional support  2. Commitment (Decision) o A decision to say you love the other person; a commitment to maintain that love  3. Passion o Physiological arousal and longing to be together  (e.g. sexual passion, increased heart rate, dilated pupils) Reinforcement-affect model of attraction  The theory that we like people with whom we associate positive feelings and dislike those with whom we associate negative feelings


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