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What are the case studies within the social approach?

-Milgram
-Piliavin
-Reicher and Haslam

1

What are the assumptions?

-Other people+surrounding environment are major influences on an individuals behaviour, thought processes and emotions

2

What are the strengths of the approach?

-can provide useful info to explain how other people can affect our behaviour e.g authority figures

-provide useful info about how social cognition influences our social behaviour e.g cognitive alternatives in R&H

-often uses field exp= high in ecological v

3

What are the weaknesses of the approach?

-if studied in lab= demand characteristics or experimenter bias

-field exp= difficult to control extraneous v

-ethical concerns= often deception used

-lose validity over time as social or cultural changes may affect behaviour

4

What is a similarity and difference between Milgram and Piliavin?

SIMILARITY=
-both have no informed consent

DIFFERENCE=
-M was low in ecological v as in a lab
-P was field and covert so higher

5

What is a similarity and difference between Milgram and R&H?

SIMILARITY=
-both tested qualitative data
-PPs all men

DIFFERENCE=
-M was quasi as natural IV
-R&H had cognitive alternatives and permeability

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What is a similarity and difference between R&H and Piliavin?

SIMILARITY=
-both field experiments
-both natural setting

DIFFERENCE=
-P was qualitative
-R&H was quantitative