Flashcards in PSY101 L06 Key Terms Ch 8 Deck (15):
The tendency, in explaining one's own behavior, to take credit for one's good actions and rationalize one's mistakes.
A belief about people, groups, ideas, or activities.
Methods of persuasion used to suppress an individual's ability to reason, think critically, and make choices in his or her best interests.
Rules that regulate social life, including explicit laws and implicit cultural conventions.
The belief that one's own ethnic group, nation, or religion is superior to all others.
In groups, the tendency of members to avoid taking action because they assume that others will.
Diffusion of responsibility
A given social position that is governed by a set of norms for proper behavior.
A summary impression of a group, in which a person believes that all members of the group share a common trait or traits (positive, negative, or neutral).
A program of shared rules that govern the behavior of people in a community or society; and a set of values, beliefs, and customs shared by most members of that community.
A strong, unreasonable dislike or hatred of a group, based on negative stereotype.
Focuses on how cultural rules and values affect people's development behavior, and feelings.
A person's identification with a racial or ethnic group.
The part of a person's self-concept that is based on his or her identification with a nation, religious or political group, occupation, or other social affiliation.
In groups or crowds, the loss of awareness of one's own individuality.