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Lectures 1 and 2

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY220H5
Professor
Dax Urbszat

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Lecture 1 & 2
Introduction to Social
Psychology
September 7th, 2010
Plan for Today
Course outline
What is Social Psychology
Research methods
What is Psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior.
-Empirical method makes a subject a science
anything an animal or human does, feels, or thinks.
Psychology is a science firmly based in empirical research.
Psychology has broad application.
-Use it in everyday life
Social Psychology
Social Psychology is a science that studies the influences of our situations, with
special attention to how we view and affect one another.
-Fundamental attribution error: jump to conclusion (bad breath T.A)
-Over estimating personality and under estimate situation (for others)
-Under estimating personality and over estimating situation (for self)
-Situations vs. personality (gun point, honestly etc)
-Understand the individual
Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and
relate to one another.
-The worst thing you can do to a human is cut off human interaction
Social Thinking
-We are what we think we are (perception)
Self-fulfilling prophecy
- “I suck at sciences”, give up more easily ex. Men and women math test
Diagnostic labels
-Name calling, calling people by their disease
Self handicapping
-Create an excuse to preserve ego ex. procrastinate
Hindsight bias
-everything is common sense ex. If there are 20 people they are more likely to
help than 2 people (false)
Social Influence
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Lecture 1 & 2 Introduction to Social Psychology th September 7 , 2010 Plan for Today Course outline What is Social Psychology Research methods What is Psychology? Psychology is the scientific study of behavior. - Empirical method makes a subject a science anything an animal or human does, feels, or thinks. Psychology is a science firmly based in empirical research. Psychology has broad application. - Use it in everyday life Social Psychology Social Psychology is a science that studies the influences of our situations, with special attention to how we view and affect one anoth
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