Week 1: Introduction to Social Psychology

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Friend Web Site. www.pearsoned.ca/baron4_caContains:Chapter objectivesEssay questionsMultiple decision questionsDestinations (joins). Cases of Social Psychological Phenomena . 1. Kitty Genovese murder the observer impact 2. Allocating obligation regarding joint projectsthe egocentric inclination 3. Shutting the salecompliance procedures utilized by experts .

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Week 1: Introduction to Social Psychology Course blueprint and prerequisites What is social brain research? Cases of social mental marvels Definitions; Key elements Compared to other logical controls  Important topics  Goals for the course Doing social brain science Hypotheses and factors Methods for testing theories Correlational research  Experimental examine Social Psychology pre-test Did you know everything along? The judgment skills feedback Problems with this feedback

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Companion Web Site www.pearsoned.ca/baron4_ca Contains: Chapter targets Essay addresses Multiple decision inquiries Destinations (joins)

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Examples of Social Psychological Phenomena 1. Kitty Genovese murder the onlooker impact 2. Appointing obligation regarding joint undertakings the egocentric predisposition 3. Bringing the deal to a close consistence procedures utilized by experts

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Textbook Definitions of Social Psychology 1. The logical investigation of social conduct 2. The endeavor to comprehend and clarify how the musings, emotions, and practices of people are affected by the genuine, envisioned, or suggested nearness of others (Allport, 1935). 3. Concentrates on the courses in which people are influenced by the people around them, and the essential intellectual procedures that decide individuals' social conduct and emotions. 4. The logical field that looks to comprehend the nature and reasons for individual conduct and thought in social situations......seeks to see how we consider and connect with others (Baron, Byrne, & Watson, 2000).

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Key Features of Definitions 1. Social conduct and thought 2. Recognizing causes 3. Part of psychological procedures 4. Logical strategy ** The logical investigation of how individuals consider, impact, and identify with one another.**

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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: COURSE OUTLINE Introduction to Social Psychology 1. Presentation Social Thinking 2. States of mind and conduct 3. Social recognition; attribution 4. Social insight 5. The self and character

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Social Influence 6. Assemble forms 7. Similarity and compliance 8. Consistence Social Relations 9. Preference: hating others 10. Animosity: harming others 11. Prosocial conduct: helping other people 12. Connections: loving and cherishing others

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Social Psychology in the Context of Other Disciplines 1. Human science 2. Identity brain science 3. Levels of examination

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Important Themes in Social Psychology 1. The force of the circumstance 2. The subjective "development" of reality the effect of a circumstance relies on individual and subjective importance 3. Interaction of motivational and intellectual elements motivational – wishes, wants, trusts subjective – the way our psyches work 4. Appropriate to imperative social issues

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Goals of the course 1. Prologue to an information base 2. Prologue to a point of view a state of mind about social conduct 3. Social conduct can be investigated in a methodical, logical way 4. Explanations behind review: down to earth suggestions individual intrigue

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Hypotheses and factors Hypothesis: Statement about how at least two factors are thought to identify with each other In a causal speculation, an announcement about how one variable is required to influence a moment variable E.g., Increases in introduction to media brutality prompts to increments in hostility Independent Variable: The assumed cause (in a causal theory) Dependent Variable: The assumed impact (in a causal speculation)

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Experimental versus Correlational Studies Experimental Correlational Independent Variable: Manipulated Measured Dependent Variable: Measured Measured

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Correlational Research can uncover whether changes on one variable co-happen with changes on a moment variable e.g., correlational review relating class participation to G.P.A. Quality of relationship filed by the Pearson connection coefficient (r = - 1.0 to r = 1.0)

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impediment: Can't uncover whether changes on one variable cause changes on the second factor

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Correlations and Cause The three conceivable causal elucidations: 1. Causation X  Y 2. Turn around Causation Y  X 3. Third Variable Y Z X

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Experimental Research can uncover whether changes on one variable (the IV) prompt to changes on a moment variable (the DV) can distinguish circumstances and end results 2 key elements: 1. Control of IV 2. Irregular task to conditions

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Social Psychology and Common Sense The "sound judgment" feedback e.g., "for a long time social researchers go into the world and find that individuals' conduct is practically what you'd expect" e.g., Historians' reactions of social researchers' investigations of WWII officers .

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Problems with the sound judgment feedback: 1. Regular knowledge is hazy, uncertain, opposing 2. Basic shrewdness is regularly erroneous 3. Insight into the past predisposition (I-knew-it-from the start impact)

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Experiment Demonstrating the Hindsight Effect (Fischhoff, 1975) Participants were given genuine inquiries, for example, Which magazine had the most noteworthy course in 1970? Time ____ Playboy ____ Condition 1 – before told reply, assess the probability that you have addressed the question effectively Condition 2 – after told reply, evaluate the probability that you would have addressed accurately on the off chance that you had not been told the appropriate response .

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