PSYC 1115 Lecture Notes - Psych, Implicit-Association Test, Online Dating Service

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Published on 19 Apr 2013
School
Langara College
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1115
Professor
Psych 100
February 15th 2013
Psychology affects
Psychological distance affects obedience
doesn’t have to be physical distance, can be perceived distance
learner more distant, obedience increased
less distance, hold hand to shock plate, decreased obedience to 30%
As the experimenter appears to be a more legitimate authority and/or is nearby,
obedience increased
phoned or recorded instructions lead to decreased obedience to 21%
Belief in a just world: the world is a fair place, everything happens for a reason
aka “just world hypothesis”
sounds innocuous
implication: blame on victim. People who are experiencing hardship must
have done something to deserve it
coping strategy: good to derive meaning from stressful events. However,
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Doesn"t have to be physical distance, can be perceived distance. Less distance, hold hand to shock plate, decreased obedience to 30% As the experimenter appears to be a more legitimate authority and/or is nearby, obedience increased. Phoned or recorded instructions lead to decreased obedience to 21% Belief in a just world: the world is a fair place, everything happens for a reason. People who are experiencing hardship must have done something to deserve it. Coping strategy: good to derive meaning from stressful events. However, doesn"t justify why you had to go through that event. Victim sent signals that sex was in the air" through suggestive attire, flirtatious conduct on night of attack. This is case of misunderstood signals . Prejudice: conclusion about a person, group of people or situation before evaluating evidence. Beliefs: bits of information about something; facts, opinion. Eg self-concept what i know about myself. 3 components of prejudice: stereotyped beliefs, prejudicial attitudes (feelings), predisposition to discriminatory actions.

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