Social Psych September 9 2013
Social psych def: People influencing people, a scientific study.
Social influence, social interaction. Social psych is focused on the individual, not just
the whole group – like a sociologist does. How a setting influences you, or social
perceptions correlation indicators.
Situations: 2 broad classes of attribution (person and situation)
1. Power of the situation
2. Person by situation interactions
3. Fundamental attribution error (FAE) –Overestimate the internal causes
(about the person) and underweight the external cause. Usually think it is the
person and not