Introductory Psychology - Social notes

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Detailed notes on social from college level Introductory psychology course. Great for any college level psychology course as well as AP Psychology. Part 10/13 of collection of notes from course.

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Social PsychologyI. What is it?(Definition): the study of the interactions between two or more people. II. Attitudes III. Groups IV. Aggression (text only) V. Prejudice VI. Interpersonal Attraction II. Attitudes = Beliefs or opinions about anything. (The ABC Model)early studies focused on questionaires, but in order to study attitudes had to come with definition. Attitude/behavior problem: people would sometimes profess an attitude but then act completely differently. Moral hypocrisy! An attitude needs to have 3 components: ABC model: Affect (+-) (similar to mood, if you love apples you have positive affect, hate them you have negative); Behavior; Cognitive. Example: I like apples. You are aware of the thought (cognitive), eat them (behavior), positive or negative dimension (affect) A. Persuasion: propaganda, John Edwards' hair cut expense fiasco, mediaB. Cognitive DissonanceLeon Festinger, 1957: drive theory, Festinger Carl-Smith study: referred to as Less is More Study or as the One Dollar Twenty Dollar Study. 3 phases: tasks were supposed to be as boring as possible. Gave them each a tray of wooden spools and supposed to turn each one of a turn over and over again for a fairly long time. Then as leaving would say they needed help recruiting people: either paid 1 or 20. They had to say it was interesting, but they said it anyway. All of them did it. When they finished they filled out the questionnaire, had to say how in

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