Psych 113 week 2 notes
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Date Created: 02/10/16
Lecture 4 Lecture 5 WP or White Privilege: White people benefit more in different ways without being aware of it stereotypical threat: when people are in a situation where they feel at risk to be conforming negative stereotypes about their social group Microaggressions: everyday nonverbal slights, snubs, etc. that have derogatory meaning towards a certain group of people ● Models of Whiteness: white supremacist >believe white people are better than others What Whiteness? > people who are unaware and totally oblivious to racism today Guilty whites > people who know it goes on but does not do anything about it white (multicultural) allies > people who stand up for social justice against racism Why talk about this? Psychologists have responsibility for social justice Students need to learn to not make other people uncomfortable Psych department statement: “RESPECT cultural, individual, and role differences due to age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status” Textbook ch 17 &18: Social Psychology vocab: fundamental attribution factor: tendency to explain other people’s actions by overestimating the influence of personality or character and underestimating the influence of situations or circumstances social psychology: the study of ways that people’s behavior and mental processes are shaped by the real or imagined presence of others purpose is how powerful situations shapes people’s behavior and mental processes social facilitationthe idea that you will work better / perform a task better when competing against / working against someone else or in front of an audience> true for simple tasks social inhibition: the derailing effects of coacters or audiences (speed over accuracy) > true for complex tasks deindividuation: certain group situations minimize prominence of people’s individual personalities and cause them to react with unusual or aggressive behavior social norms: implicit or explicit rules for acceptable behavior and beliefs bystander effect: people are less likely to react / help when others are present pluralistic ignorance: everyone misleads everyone else by defining a situation as a nonemergency diffusion of responsibility: idea that someone else will probably help asch effect: giving a wrong answer that you know is wrong because everyone else is informational social influence: we conform because we believe that other people’s actions are correct normative social influence: when we conform to a social norm to be accepted
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