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Lecture 1

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Elizabeth Page- Gould

psyb10 120911What is social psychology the most important thing is social cognitionUses scientific methods to to understand and explain how the thought feeling and behaviour of individuals are influenced by the actual imagined or implied presence of other human beingsOthers means not only human also animalsABC of psychology affect emotion feeling and mood behaviour verbal and no verbal communication cognition thought sensation perception processing and memoryUsually what you expect is what you getSometimes thinking about your mom before a party might make you act carefully even though shes not thereMONKEY EXPERIMENT capucian monkey they LOVE grapes but also LIKE cucumbers if there is cucumber and grapes they would go for the grapes there were two monkeys in different cages but right beside each other so they can watch each otherThey task was that the experimenter would reach out their hand to the monkey and the monkey is supposed to give them a token and in return they would get some sort of food In one time she gives both monkeys cucumbers and in another task she gives one monkey cucumber and other grapes the monkey who gets the cucumber throws it away because it sees the unequal treatment and he refuses to do the task History of Social PsychologyIn the later 1800s psychology as a whole was a subfield of philosophy William JamesWundt he established first experimental lab he turned people from being philisophers to actual psychologists
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