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Lecture 1 notes

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Lecture 1 notes PSYC 231-DL1

Emma Notetaker
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social psychology 231
Professor Tulk

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Lecture 1 notes summation on chapter 1 and 2
social psychology 231
Professor Tulk
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Emma Notetaker on Wednesday September 9, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 231-DL1 at George Mason University taught by Professor Tulk in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 45 views. For similar materials see social psychology 231 in Psychlogy at George Mason University.

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Date Created: 09/09/15
chapter 1 social psychology how people s level of analysis is the individual in the context of the social situation emphasizes science gt objectivity fundamental attribution error explain behavior based if we underestimate social influence we oversimplify complex situations amp makes us vulnerable behaviorism only need to consider the reinforcing properties of the environment 0 doesn t address cognition thinking ignores construals perceptions Gestalt psychology study object that is perceived in people s mind not physical parts Construal the way we see the world is biased o shaped by basic human motives need to feel accepted be accurate Self esteem approach people can distort the world in order t justify past behavior suffering amp selfjustification people need to Social Cognition how people think about themselvesworld amp use info to make decisions selffulfilling prophecy chapter 2 3 types of research designs 0 observational observes people and systematically records measurements 0 what a particular group of people or behavior is like 0 limits certain behavior are hard to observe rare or in private 0 correlational what aspects of social behavior are related 0 experimental in another thing 0 you which affects the dependent o it allows causal inferences hindsight bias after knowing it occurred diffusion of responsibility 0 when everyone assumes someone else has fixed problem 10 people bystander effect in emergency Mundane realism extent to which an Psychological realism extent to which life ethical issues experiments resemble real world minimize discomfort o IRB institutional review board 0 informed consent fully aware explained the experiment 0 deception about the true purpose 0 people learned more and if they were in deception experiment guidelines o IRB approval signed consent debrief participants after the study


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