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Social Psychology. Kimberley A. Clow [email protected] http://www.ssc.uwo.ca/psychology/undergraduate/psych020-003/ Login: psych20-003 Password: greentea. Outline. Social Psychology Helping Who we help When we help Influence of Groups Social Facilitation Social Loafing Attraction Beauty

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Social psychology

Social Psychology

Kimberley A. Clow

[email protected]

http://www.ssc.uwo.ca/psychology/undergraduate/psych020-003/

Login: psych20-003

Password: greentea


Outline
Outline

  • Social Psychology

    • Helping

      • Who we help

      • When we help

    • Influence of Groups

      • Social Facilitation

      • Social Loafing

    • Attraction

      • Beauty

      • Love


Social psychology1
Social Psychology

  • Definition

    • Social psychology is the scientific study of the way in which people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviour are influenced by the real or imagined presence of other people

    • Emphasizes the situational factors that affect behaviour



Who do we help

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High

Medium

Low

None

Genetic Relatedness

Who Do We Help?


Social factors
Social Factors

  • Similarity

  • Responsibility




Smoke filled room
Smoke Filled Room

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70

60

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% Reporting Smoke

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20

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Minutes Passed Since Smoke Started

Alone

Three Person Group


Decision stages helping
Decision Stages  Helping


Do groups help or hinder
Do Groups Help or Hinder?

  • What influence do groups have?

    • Do you perform better in a group?

    • Do you perform worse in a group?

    • Do groups alter the way you behave?


Presence of Others

Physiological Arousal

On well-mastered or simple tasks dominant response is right

On difficult or complex tasks dominant response is wrong

Dominant Responses

Improved Performance

Impaired Performance


Social loafing
Social Loafing

  • Told to clap or cheer as loud as you can

  • Wearing headphones

    • Hearing others clap or cheer

    • Can’t hear themselves



When do people join groups
When Do People Join Groups?

  • When they believe they would fail on their own

    • Stereotypical male vs. female tasks

  • When they want information

  • When they don’t want to face an uneasy situation alone


Another shocking study
Another Shocking Study…

  • Women giving shocks

    • KKK outfits

    • Nurse uniforms

  • Deindividuation

    • Losing one’s sense of personal identity

      • More susceptible to the cues in the situation?


After discussion, the group that initiallyfavored grad school would be even more strongly in favor

Conversely, the group that initially disfavoredgrad school would be even more opposed

Definite GO

Attitude Towards Grad School

Unsure

Definite NO

(Get A Job!)

After Group Discussion

Before Group Discussion


What about attraction
What About Attraction?

  • Influencing Factors

    • Similarity

      • Personality, attitudes, interests, physical features

    • Proximity

      • College dorm study

    • Familiarity

      • Mere exposure

    • Physical Attractiveness


Beauty
Beauty

Which of these three faces do you prefer?

1 2 3


Beauty Across Time

  • Beauty in the 1950s.

  • Recognize “her”?

  • Beauty in the 1980s.

  • Recognize “her”?


The matching principle
The Matching Principle

  • People tend to date others of similar attractiveness and with similar attitudes



Getting acquainted study
Getting Acquainted Study

  • Men and women talk over intercom

  • Men shown pictures

  • Attractive or unattractive


Beauty is good stereotype
Beauty Is Good Stereotype

Male’s Male’s Female’sExpectations Behavior Behavior



Love changes
Love Changes

  • People involved in serious relationships rate beautiful models as less attractive

  • The more committed the person, the less they reciprocate interest from another attractive other

  • Some people switch attachment styles in response to relationship experiences

  • People married to dissimilar partners change their personalities more over the years


Problem factors
Problem Factors

  • Too much dissimilarity

  • Boredom

  • Changes in reciprocal evaluations and attributions

  • Jealousy

  • Inequity

  • Temperament

  • Exchange Orientation


How to communicate
How to Communicate

  • Some helpful rules

    • Positive framing

    • Express appreciation

    • Avoid silent treatment

    • Don’t pretend to be a psychologist

    • Speak for yourself, not your partner

    • Say it directly

    • Nothing nice to say? Then keep quiet


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