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1

Harlow's attachment theory stated what?

Monkeys go for comfort - they would rather be comforted than fed

2

Isolation early on in life is good or bad?
Nature or nurture?

BAD - can lead to bad social skills and even death.
NURTURE - The monkeys were not nurtured at an early age, which resulted in bad social skills

3

For a monkey to develop normally they must ____?

Cling to an object early in life

4

Children with stronger bonds to their parents are more ___________.

Adventureous

5

Social psychology is ...?

How we think and influence and relate to one another and how we behave in groups

6

Define conformity

Alteration of behavior due to a group to follow the beliefs of other people

7

Define compliance

When a person goes along with a group, but their own behaviors and values do not change

8

Difference between conformity and compliance?

Conformity is completely changing values and behaviors to what the group thinks
Compliance is going with the group but your own values do not change

9

Define acceptance

A group is taken as a valid source of norms and information, and therefore individuals' values change to the groups

10

Define obediance

Obeying instructions from a person

11

Define diffusion of responsibility

"I won't help because someone else will."
People think others will help a person or take action, and as a result no one does anything

12

What influences a bystander's decisions

Size of aggressor
Crowds
If one person has already responded

13

Define pluralistic ignorance

Witnesses look to others + based their reactions on other people's actions

14

Solomon ash experiment?

Line lengths. 4 fake people give wrong answer, and the real person complies with the information and says the wrong answer as well even though they know its wrong

15

What factors influence conformity

Group size (4-5 is usually the max needed)
Group attractiveness
Public vs private responses
Self esteem of person
Group unanimity
Nature of task

16

Group think is when...

When the collective pressure of a group affects the decision-making skills on an individual in a group
People would rather remain silent and conform to a group's decision than start conflict

17

Difference between classical and operant conditioning?

Operant - response is new, learned, and an organism modifies their behavior to get rewards
(Rewards/punishments)
Classical - stimulus is new. Response isn't new, it is inmate (something one is born with)
(Learning, phones out = kahoot, etc.)

18

A positive punishment is when

You give something to a person that is bad (undesirable)
Ex. giving more homework

19

A negative reinforcement is when

You take away something from a person that they want you to
(ex. taking away homework)

20

What are sanctions

Rewards / punishments

21

What is more effective - positive or negative reinforcements

Positive
Negative reinforcements do not indicate what behavior is desired, only teaches subject what to do

22

Maslows hierarchy of needs could be altered by Harlows attachment theory. How?

It could be proven that love and belonging could be on the psychological need level as well (first level)
PROOF:
A monkey that does not cling to something or someone early in life does not fully develop social skills and could show signs of hysteria and possibly die

23

Adler said that birth order is important because...

It defines what the respective person will be like.
EX. If you are born first, you probably have lots of responsibility and are expected to set an example

24

Birth order can affect only the men in the families
T/F

False

Girls can develop different personalities as well from their birth order, as well as the sexes of her siblings

25

Define monogamy

When married couples are allowed to only keep one spouse at a time (most popular)

26

Define polygamy

Allows a couple to have more than one spouse at a time

27

True or false:
The way people think does not change regardless of their native language

False
Languages shape how people perceive the world

28

Sapir-Whorf hypothesis states what?

There are certain thoughts in one language that cannot be understood by those living in other languages

29

True or false: words from other languages have made their way into ours (English)

True
EX. Karate - Japanese
Pyjama - Persian
Algebra - Arabic