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Psychology Week 3

by: Chloe Carey

Psychology Week 3 12065

Chloe Carey


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Social Psychology
Intro to Psychology
Dr. Julie J. Chen
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Chloe Carey on Friday September 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 12065 at University of Illinois at Chicago taught by Dr. Julie J. Chen in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 77 views. For similar materials see Intro to Psychology in Psychology (PSYC) at University of Illinois at Chicago.


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Date Created: 09/23/16
  Social Psychology  1. Social Psychology: The study of human interactions a. Crowds: people have blind tendency to follow crowds b. Groups: small collection of people. Has a greater impact on individual actions i. Ex. bystander intervention: how much a person is willing to help. Outcome: the bigger the group, the less likely a person is to help Diffus1.ion of responsibility​ : (the murder of kitty genevese-1964) lowered feelings of personal obligation to respond to someone in need, because others may respond 2. Larger groups diffuse responsibility and thereby lower a possibility to intervene c. Social influence: a change in an overt behavior caused by real or imagined pressure (social norms) i. Conformity 1. Changing your behavior to emulate the responses/actions of others a. Ex. keeping quiet at a funeral (you are quiet and well behaved even if no one asked you to) b. People will unconsciously mimic others 2. Strengthen conformity a. Feeling incompetent b. Has more people in it (more than 3) c. Unanimous d. Admires the group’s status and attractiveness   e. Has no prior commitment to a response f. The group observes one’s behavior g. Culture is strongly influenced ii.Compliance: the changing of a person’s mind because of someone who has no power over you iii.obedience


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