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What is social psychology?

How people influence each other and how other factors influence social behaviour. Empirically-based.

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What do theories in social psychology do?

explain social behaviour, organize and research findings, and focus and direct research

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What are the general theories of social psychology?

Psychoanalytic theory, behavioural theory, and cognitive theory

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What is psychoanalytic theory focused on?

transformation of man from biological being to socialized being through internal and unconscious states.

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What is behavioural theory focused on?

How behaviour is acquired and emitted (nurture)

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Who is involve in behaviour theory?

Skinner (mice) and Pavlov

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What is cognitive theory?

Social computer that thinks. Relies on verbal behaviour, conscious experience, and environmental factors

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What is gestalt psychology?

How we perceive environment influences our behaviour

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What are some examples of behavioural theory?

self-efficacy and attribution theory

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What are benefits to lab studies?

efficient, easy to consent

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What are cons to lab studies?

artificial and not random

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What are benefits to field studies?

observe real behviour

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What are some cons to field studies?

hard to get informed consent

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What are experimental studies?

cause and effect studies

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What are non-experimental studies

Correlations (cause=/=effect)

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Who is Norman triplett and what did he do?

Social Facilitation Theory, bike riders perform better in groups.

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What did Muzafer Cave Study prove?

Intergroup conflict can trigger competition, predjudice, and discrimination

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What is social influence?

Real or imagined pressure to change one's behaviour, attitudes, or beliefs (can be positive or negative)

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What are 5 sources of power

legitimate, expert, reward, coercive, referent

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Legitimate power

based on ones claim to a position/role that gives them power over you (boss)

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Expert power

Assumptions that the power-holder has superior ability

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Reward power

having control over rewards given to individuals

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Coercive power

ability to threaten/punish those who don't comply with your demands

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Referent Power

Based on identification with, attraction to, or respect for

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What are 5 types of social support?

Instrumental, emotional, companionship, informational, validation

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Instrumental support

tangible assistance

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Emotional support

expression of encouragement, empathy, etc.

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Informational support

direction, advice, suggestions, feedback

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Companionship support

people distract from negative feelings

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Validation

Comparing oneself with others to confirm that what they are going through is normal

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Social power or support more effective?

support