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Social Psychology

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Notes for 12/1/15 and 12/3/15 Enjoy :)
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by N3koKikyu on Thursday December 3, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 70782 at George Mason University taught by Riskind in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Social Psychology in Psychlogy at George Mason University.


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Date Created: 12/03/15
Tuesday December 1 2015 Social Psychology Prosocial Behavior lnGroup The group with which an individual identifies as a member OutGroup Any group with which an individual does not identify Effects of Mood Alice lsen s Study Feel Good Do Good 84 of people who found coins helped a man pick up paers Only 4 of those who did not find coins helped Reasons for The Effects of Good Mood 1 Good moods make us look on the bright side of life 2 Helping others can prolong our good mood 3 Good moods increase positive selfattention Negative Mood Harrier et al 1975 Study Feel Bad Do Good Churchgoers more likely to donate money before when still feel guilty than after confession NegativeState Relief Hypothesis The idea that people help in order to alleviate their own sadness and distress Cialdini s sadness can also lead to an increase in helping under certain conditions because people want to do things that will make them feel better To the extent that helping is rewarding it can lift us out of the doldrums Situational Determinants of Prosocial Behavior ENVIRONMENT Rural versus Urban You see a man fall and he is bleeding what would you do In a small town 50 of people stopped to help In large cities only 15 stopped Urban Overload Hypothesis Theory people living in cities are constantly being bombarded with stimulation and that they keep to themselves to avoid being overwhelmed by it Tuesday December 1 2015 Residential Mobility Living for a long time in one place leads to greater attachment to community more interdependence with neighbors and greater concern with one s reputation in community The Bystander Effect the greater the number of bystanders who observe an emergency the less likely any one of them is to help Thursday December 3 2015 Social Psychology Aggression Aggression Intentional behavior aimed at doing harm or causing pain to another person Hostile Aggression Aggression stemming from feelings of anger and aimed at inflicting pain sometimes you just want to hurt someone because you are angry Instrumental Aggression Aggression used as a device to obtain some other goal sometimes aggressiveness is a tool or tactic to achieve some other goal Violence Among Intimate Partners 49 of violent family crimes were against spouses 84 of victims were women Eight in 10 murders of family members were male Relational Aggression Caused through damage to relationships or social status within a group rather than by means actual or threatened physical violence Triggers for Female Aggression Physical Attractiveness


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