Social Roles: The Stanford Prison Experiment Guard reactions Justified activity through need to keep up request Uniform gave power and deindividuation Prisoner reactions Dehumanized Isolated Learned to be vulnerable Ethical concernsSlide 2
The Situation Can Also Be Manipulated for Good Helping - Personality doesn't make a difference as much as situational variables How the help is requested Whether the partner is in a rush The inclination and past circumstance of the assistant Characteristics of the casualty Whether there is space for dissemination of dutySlide 3
Construal: Determining Social RealitySlide 4
Culture: Changing our Construal of Self and Society Independent versus Related Views of the Self Defining the self Attending to performing artists versus circumstances Forming inclinations for figures and pens Forming social objectives Cultural Variation inside the United StatesSlide 5
Construal and Attitudes Perceiving Social Reality Hastorf & Cantril "They Saw a Game" Cognitive Dissonance Festinger & Carlsmith (1959) Self-Fulfilling Prophesies Rosenthal & Jacobson (1968) Snyder (1978)Slide 6
Forming and Overcoming Prejudice Sherif "Thief's Cave" Study Aronson's Jigsaw Classroom More on stereotyping tomorrow . . .