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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Julia Marcinak on Sunday August 30, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SOP3004 at Florida State University taught by Christopher Beck in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 62 views. For similar materials see Social Psychology in Psychlogy at Florida State University.
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Date Created: 08/30/15
n8252015 Social Psychology is the scienti c study of how people think about in uence and relate to one another 0 Broadly de ned as the study of how people think feel and act 0 People can help you or make you doubt yourself or insert their opinion into your situation Issues can be evaluated in each eld of psychology Sociology Neuroscience Clinical Cognitive Developmental OOOOOO Personality The Power of the Situation changes in situation have an in uence on who you are and how you act 0 Stanford Prison Experiment 0 Milgram Experiment 0 Cinderella Social Psychology usually includes the interaction between the person and the situation which leads to observable behaviors El 8272015 Before social psychology these elds were common developed after WW2 O Behaviorism o Psychoanalysis Common Themes 0 Power of situation I Our situations determine our possibilities Advantages and disadvantages It also determines limitations 0 Biological Roots I We are evolved and cultural the environment we evolved to thrive in a different environment Before civilization 0 ie fear of spiderssnakes cravings for calorie dense food aggression 0 We construct our reality I We view it through our own lens with our own beliefs 0 We have duplex minds that enable intuitions I Unconscious and conscious behaviors I Automatic and nonconscious vs controlled and conscious We are unaware of these but they can dictate our behavior We are not able to consciously concentrate on everything We unconsciously listen to the conversations around us and we will respond to certain ques 0 ie someone at a party says your name and you heard even though you didn39t hear the rest of the conversation o Sel sh impulse VS Social conscience I Nature says Go Culture says Stop 0 We want to maximize gain 0 We may want to do something but do not because of social norms I Competing internal and external drives 0 Prevents us from maximizing our own gain because we pay attention to cultural social norms Contemporary Themes 0 Focus on Self I Selfesteem Do we believe we have value I Selfcontrol Do we have will power 0 becomes harder throughout the day some things drain it I Selfawareness Knowledge of your own character feelings motives and desires I Selfpresentation How we present ourselves to others in different situations Affected by who we are around and why 0 Focus on Con ict Social interaction I Prejudice and stereotyping 0 Gender issues 0 Racial issuesafter 911 antiarab feelings became stronger I Group Dynamics social loafing 0 Sometimes the presence of others will make you do better or worse What do Social Psychologists do 0 The goal is to have a broad understanding of how human beings think act and feel 0 Focus on the normal daytoday behavior 0 ABC Triad I Affect how people feel ie angry I Behavior what people do ie drive aggressively I Cognition what people think ie think others are out to get you 0 Use the Scientific Method I Empirical questions can be answered through systematic observation and experimentation This is the best way to access reality Hindsight bias it39s easier to justify something after you ve heard it Social psych commonly talked about on average behaviorsresults A Common sense doesn t always work Scientists should aim to be objective seekers of knowledge No bias 0 It39s important to understand research methods 0 If your bias you could stack the odds in the favor of your eXpected outcome Study Social psych with O Correlational Research I Understand how variables are associated with one another 0 Ask participants how often they have done a specific thing and how they feel 0 Compare relationships 0 Correlation coef cients 0 l to l 0 Strength is strongest when closest to l or 1 0 As you approach 0 it39s weaker 0 Correlation does not prove causation 0 Experimental Research Ended Lecture here 8272015
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