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Psych 113 week 2 notes

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These notes cover topics on class from lecture 4 and 5, including vocabulary from chapter 17 and 18 in atkinson and hildegards "Introduction to General Psychology"
Introductory Psychology
Susan boatwright
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Psychology, social psychology, psych 113
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Marisa Davila on Wednesday February 10, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to psy113 at University of Rhode Island taught by Susan boatwright in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Introductory Psychology in Psychlogy at University of Rhode Island.


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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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