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Psych 160 Week 1

by: Jennifer Fu

Psych 160 Week 1 Psych 160

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Class introduction + first lecture (definition and application of social psychology)
Social Psychology
Serena Chen
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jennifer Fu on Wednesday August 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psych 160 at University of California Berkeley taught by Serena Chen in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 29 views. For similar materials see Social Psychology in Psychology at University of California Berkeley.


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Date Created: 08/03/16
Psych 160 (Social Psychology) Introduction Exams are not accumulative iClicker! Lecture 1 What is social psychology - Scientific study of the way individuals think, feel, desire, and behave in social contexts Social Psychology is the study of individuals, and their thoughts, feelings, desires/motives, and behaviors within social contexts using scientific methodology Compare & Contrast - Social psychology vs o Sociology: group level, focus on societal variables (individual vs broader context) o Clinical psychology: focus on understanding and treating psychological difficulties and disorders (typical vs atypical) o Personality psychology: focus on differences between individuals across situations (social situation vs individual) Addressing Everyday and Important Questions - How do we infer other people’s personalities? o Judge a person based on their behaviors, appearance, outfit etc. under the social context o How a Cal student will react when seeing someone wearing a Stanford shirt - What makes advertisements persuasive (or not)? - How does intrinsic motivation toward an activity (e.g., playing an instrument) get fostered? - Why does rioting often occur after sporting events? NY Times News that’s relevant to social psychology - “When doctors discriminate” - “when leaning in doesn’t pay off” - “why smokers still smoke” - “good charity, bad charity” - “Do you wanna know a secret”


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