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Social psychology

The study of how individuals relate to others.

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Social cognition

Refers to the way we interpret and understand social events.

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Social comparison

Individuals judge their thoughts and behaviors by comparing themselves to the group. Reduce his doubt about one's beliefs.

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Attitudes

Stable opinions that affect feelings, thoughts, and behaviors about an issue.

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Cognitive dissonance

A state of unpleasant psychological tension that motivates us to reduce our cognitive inconsistencies by making our beliefs more consistent with one another.

Katherine and I.

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Stereotyping

Beliefs about people based on their group membership.

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Prejudices

Undeserved, negative beliefs about people based on their group membership.

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Attribution

Explanations for the causes of events, other people's behavior, and our own behavior.

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Fundamental attribution error

The tendency to explain behavior as an effect of disposition rather than situation.

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Self-serving bias

Attribute in one success is to internal causes and once failures to external causes; taking credit for successes rather than failures.

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Social role series

Behavior is a function of a person social role, such as gender or race.

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Role

Social position governed by norms; more relevant one person is away from the group.

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Zimbardos prison study

Students assigned to guard or prisoner rolls and behavior changed to fit the sign role, guards, abusive; prisoners, passive and scared.