Chapter 16: Social Behavior. Social Psychology. the branch of psychology concerned with the way individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by others. Person Perception: Forming Impressions of Others. Effects of physical appearance:
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Social Schemas: organized clusters of ideas about categories of social events and people.
Stereotypes: Widely held beliefs that people have certain characteristics because of their membership in a particular group.
In group: the group one belongs to.
We see the in-group as superior.
Figure 16.4 An alternative view of the fundamental attribution error
Passionate love: complete absorption in another that includes sexual feelings and the agony and ecstasy of intense emotion.
Companionate love: warm, trusting, tolerant affection for another whose life is deeply intertwined with one’s own.
Figure 16.18 The effect of loss of coordination and social loafing on group productivity
Figure 16.22 Relationship between prejudice and discrimination
Figure 16.23 Bias in the attributions used to explain success and failure by men and women