Lecture Notes for PSY 102 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY with Klein at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB)

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University:University of California - Santa Barbara
Term:Spring 2008
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May 5, 2008 Social Psychology Midterm Review ? Social Psychology: the scientific study of how we influence, think, and relate to one another ? Auto-kinetic Influence - Sherif o People in dark room, spot of light that bounces o Independent: confederate?s estimate of how far it is o Dependant: subjects next estimates of how far it is o Result: subject lowers estimate to be closer to the estimate of the others ? Person Perception - Asch o How we make judgments about others o Central Traits: cold vs. warm o Primacy effect/First impression: traits we hear first have more weight ? Bystander Effect: the murder of Kiddie Genovese o diffusion of responsibility ? Seizure in cubicle next-door study: less likely to help if more people in room o saw others weren?t doing anything, assumed someone was doing something or nothing needed to be done o fear for their own safety ? Field Studies: ecological validity (can generalize), no...
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