PSYC 2740 week 1
PSYC 2740 week 1 2740
Popular in Social Psychology
Popular in Psychology (PSYC)
This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mary Kay on Sunday September 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 2740 at University of Denver taught by Garrido, Edward in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 22 views. For similar materials see Social Psychology in Psychology (PSYC) at University of Denver.
Reviews for PSYC 2740 week 1
Love it, thanks for the notes :D
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!
Date Created: 09/04/16
Psyc 2740 Week 1 • Social psychology: Study of how people affect and are affected by others. ◦ Helps make sense of social world • Consider all options for every decision ◦ Example: coffee shop choices Type of milk, sweetness.. History of Social Psychology • Late: 1800s: Two experiments point in opposite directions ◦ Norman Triplett: competition enhances performance. ◦ Max Ringelmann: as group size increased, individual effort decrease. • 1908: Publication of social psychology textbooks ◦ Edward Ross, William McDougall • Twentieth Century: rapid changes and world events led to new ideas. ◦ Gordon Allport: importance of attitudes ◦ Kurt Lewin: Behavior is a function of the person and situation ◦ Stanley Milgram: role of obedience (In light of World War II) • 1950s and 1960s: psychology divided into two camps ◦ Behaviorism: learning principles (e.g. rewards and punishments) ◦ Freudian psychoanalysis: individual experiences • Social Psychology: combines methods. ◦ Uses scientific approaches to measure behavior, thoughts, feelings and inner states. • Recent History ◦ Study of cognitive processes Attribution Theory ◦ Biological and evolutionary processes Social neuroscience ◦ The self Selfconcept, self esteem, self presentation ◦ Group conflict Political, racial, and ethnic The ABCs • Affect influence • Behavior • Cognition Social Psychology’s Place in the World • Involved in the social sciences ◦ Anthropology culture impact the choices and behavior. ◦ Economics social choices, political idea, how to think, react. ◦ History World War II ◦ Political science ◦ Sociology Sub disciplines of Psychology • Social Psych is a sub disciplines of psychology • Personality psychology: different people, thoughts Why study Social Psych? • Curiosity about people • Interest in experimental philosophy • Making the world better • Social psychology is fun How do social Psychologists Answer their Own Questions? • Accumulated common wisdom ◦ Adages are often contradictory ◦ Intuition is a poor method of discovering truth ◦ Commonsense may be a starting point for questions. Scientific Method • Basic Steps: ◦ State the problem ◦ Formulate a testable hypothesis ◦ Design the study and collect data ◦ Test the hypothesis with data ◦ Communicate study results. Scientific Theories • Theories constructs Linked in some logical • Frustration Aggression Theory • Independent variable (Frustration) ◦ Observable event that causes person to do something • Dependent Variable (Aggression) ◦ Influence... • Construct validity of the cause ◦ Independent variable: theoretical stimulus • Construct Validity of the effect ◦ Dependent variable: Theoretical response • Scientific theories must be testable ◦ Define constructs operationally Research Design • Experiment ◦ Researcher controls procedures ◦ Participants are randomly assigned • Quasi Experiment ◦ No random assignment • Internal validity ◦ Confidence that independent variable caused change in dependent variable. • Laboratory and field experiments ◦ High control level ◦ Field experiments: real world setting, less control ◦ Laboratory less real, high control Trade Offs • Potential harm on participants and potential benefits to society must be considered ◦ Institutional Review Board ◦ Consent Forms ◦ Demand Characteristics ◦ Debriefing
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
You're already Subscribed!
Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'