Social Psychology. Attitude. Attraction. Aggression. Group Behavior. Study of how our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by others . Or How people influence each other. Attitudes. A set of beliefs and feelings. Advertising is ALL based on attitude formation.
Study of how our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by others.
How people influence each other.
Cognitive Dissonance Theory
The teacher was really bad so in that class it is OK.
You have a belief that cheating on tests is bad.
But you cheat on a test!!!
BehaviorAttribution Theory – Fritz Heider
It is either a….
How we explain someone’s behavior affects how we react to it.
Self-Serving Bias We attribute our success to personal/internal factors but attribute our failures to situational/external factors.
False Consensus Effect
If you win it is because you are awesome…if you lose, it must have been the coach or weather or….
When you start a romance, you assume that they agree with your world views….honeymoon period.
Conformity: Adjusting one’s behavior or thinking to coincide with a group standard (Chartrand & Bargh, 1999).
Which line is equal to the standard line? After several others said “3” the subject would say “3”.
To strengthen conformity:
Stanley Milgram designed a study that investigates the effects of authority on obedience
-Individual gain or common good
Just world Phenomenon –
-Good is rewarded and evil is punished
-Blame the victim
In-Group-People with whom one shares a common identity.
Out-Groups.Those perceived as different from one’s ingroup.
- people may be prejudice toward a group in order to vent their anger
Two types of aggression
Theories of Aggression:
5 Factors of Attraction
Mere exposure effect:
Obesity is so revered among Mauritania's white Moor Arab population that the young girls are sometimes force-fed to obtain a weight the government has described as "life-threatening".
B. Use one specific example for each of the concepts in part A to explain how the concept might relate to either the development of or the continuation of a smoking habit. It is not necessary to use the same example for each concept.