Flashcards in Social Approach Deck (7):
What are the case studies within the social approach?
-Reicher and Haslam
What are the assumptions?
-Other people+surrounding environment are major influences on an individuals behaviour, thought processes and emotions
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
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
What is a similarity and difference between Milgram and Piliavin?
-both have no informed consent
-M was low in ecological v as in a lab
-P was field and covert so higher
What is a similarity and difference between Milgram and R&H?
-both tested qualitative data
-PPs all men
-M was quasi as natural IV
-R&H had cognitive alternatives and permeability