week 2 notes social psychology psych 355
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Date Created: 09/15/15
Week of 090715 Second Week of Notes for Social Psychology 355 Social Influence ch 58 0 conformity o persuasion Social Psychology 0 the scientific study of how people think about influence and relate to one another 0 scientific refers to databased views Cognitive Dissonance o discomfort caused by inconsistency Three Areas of Social Psychology 0 social thinking 0 social influence 0 social relations Relations to Personality 0 social and personality psychology used to be enemies The personsituation debate 19681988ended in a tie Why do people behave the way they do Personality Psychology s would say because of their personality That s just how they are Social Psychology s would say situational cause making them act how they are acting 0 Personality and situations can interact BEWARE THE FAE Fundamental Attribution Error 0 the tendency to overestimate traits amp dispositions and underestimate situational factors 0 FAEespecially true in Americansindividualistic society FAE less prominent in ChinaJapancoectivistic society Point of Logic 1 important for the test Explaining does not equal excusing Naturalistic fallacymistake 0 just because everyone believes something it must be true 0 just because everyone believes something it isn t sufficient evidence to prove somethings validity
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