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Social Psychology Week 1: 8/25

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Social Psychology Week 1: 8/25 Psyc/Socw 261

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Savannah Notetaker on Thursday September 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psyc/Socw 261 at Xavier University taught by Lisa Gallagher in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Social Psychology in Psychology at Xavier University.

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Date Created: 09/01/16
Social Psychology What is Social Psychology?  ● Scientific Study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another: ­Social Thinking   How we perceive ourselves and others What we believe  Judgements we make Our attitudes ­Social Influence Culture Pressures to conform Persuasion Groups of people ­Social Relations  Prejudice Aggression attraction & intimacy Helping ● Big Ideas ­We construct our social reality. We react differently because we think differently. Objective  reality; beliefs about others, beliefs about ourselves.  ­Social intuitions: often powerful but sometimes perilous. Dual processing conscious and  deliberate, unconscious and automatic.  ­Social Influences shape our behavior­ locality, education level, subscribed media, culture,  ethnicity.  ­Personal attitudes and dispositions: internal forces, inner attitudes about specific  situations.Personality dispositions, different people may react differently while facing the same  situation.  ­Social behavior is Biologically and reactions. Social neuroscience we are Bio­psycho­social  organisms.  ­Social psych principles are applicable in everyday life: how to know ourselves better,  implications for human health, implications for judicial procedures, influencing behaviors.  How do human values influence social psychology?  ­obvious ways: values enter psychology, research topics, types of people ­not­so­obvious ways: values enter psychology, subjective aspects of science, culture, social rep.  Psychological concepts contain hidden values: defining the good life, professional advice,  forming concepts, labeling. 


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