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PSYC 102: Lecture #6

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PSYC 102
David Klonsky

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Psychology 102: Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology Lecture #6 - January 24, 2013 Exam Studying:  Material in both lecture and textbook  Material only in the lecture  Material only in the textbook (bolded, italicized terms, tables or important analysis)  Focus on understanding and being able to apply concepts, not memorizing small details  All multiple choice, emphasis is on the conceptual (50 questions in 80 minutes) Deindividuation: loss of self-awareness and self-restraint in group situations that foster arousal and anonymity Group Polarization:  Enhances a group's prevailing attitudes through discussion  If a group is like minded, discussion strengthens its prevailing opinions and attitudes Groupthink:  Occurs when the desire for harmony in a decision-making group overrides the realistic appraisal of alternatives Social relations: how do we relate to one another Prejudice:  An unjustifiable (usually negative) attitude toward a group and its members o Cultural, ethnic, or gender groups o Beliefs (stereotypes) o Emotions (hostility, envy, fear) o Predisposition to act (to discriminate)  16% of Canadians don't support marriages of people by different ethnic backgrounds  60% of Europeans say immigrants are a bad influence on their country  Black motorists are disproportionately pulled over fo
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