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General Psychology Notes

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General Psychology Notes Psyc 2003

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These notes will cover what is on Exam Three. These are notes that were discussed in class.
General Psychology
Garrett Pollert
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Rachel Qualls on Friday April 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psyc 2003 at a university taught by Garrett Pollert in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views.


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Date Created: 04/15/16
Monday, April 11, 2016 Week Twelve Psychology Lecture Notes Lecture Notes for Test Three - Is prayer therapeutic? False. Prayer does not solve problems for the general population. It works for Christians. Prayer helps believers. - *Social Loafing: if you are in a group, you are likely to do less work - If someone steals your phone then pulls out a knife on you and you say “fine, keep it!” this is considered *Cognitive Dissonance - *Diffusion of Responsibility: if someone is murdered in full view of all of their neighbors but no one calls the cops - What is the difference between Conformity and Obedience? *Obedience happens after a person has been given specific instructions - Social Cognition: process by which we come to understand others. How do you figure out what your coworker is thinking? Stereotypes are one easy way to do this. - Attributions are inferences. Ex: Normally, you get A’s and B’s. You have just failed a test. Why? - Dispositional Attribution: Behavior is due to traits, dispositions - Situational Attribution: Behavior is due to situation, environment, and social pressure - Correspondence Bias: Tendency to make a dispositional attribution when instead we should make a situational attribution - Actor-Observer Effect: Tend to make situational attributions for selves, dispositional attributions for others - Persuasion: Attempts to change people’s attitudes or beliefs via communication - Attitude: enduring positive or negative evaluation - Belief: Enduring positive or negative thought - Elaboration Likelihood Model: Two routes to persuasion: Central route and peripheral route - Central Route: Thoughtful consideration of the content of the message and listener must have the motivation and ability to consider the content of the message. 1 Monday, April 11, 2016 - Peripheral Route* - Factors that influence persuasion: attractiveness, honesty, speed and emotions - Social Influence: The ability to control another person’s behavior - Norms: Customary standards for behavior for individuals in a culture - Norm of Reciprocity: Unwritten rule that people should benefit those who have benefitted them - Door in the Face Technique: Getting someone to deny an initial request so they will later accept a smaller one - Foot in the Door Technique: make a small request and then follow it up with a larger one. - Lowballing: after a person agrees to something you raise the costs or lower the benefits 2


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