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Social Behaviour Lecture covering social behaviour. Topics covered include: Milgram's experiment, obedience, complaince without pressure, and helping behaviour (Latane & Darley).

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York University
PSYC 1010
Rebecca Jubis

Social Behaviour Two General Areas of Social Psychology A. Social Cognition: The study of the way we perceive and evaluate others. Attempts to study first impressions, stereotypes, love, causes of certain behaviour, etc… B. Social Influence: The study of the ways in which people influence each other’s judgements, actions and decisions. Obedience: Agreeing to someone else’s direct request to behave in a certain way. Conformity: Going along with others’ beliefs or behaviour because of real or imagined pressure. Milgram’s Experiment  Early 1960’s  Baffled about how many people followed Hitler’s commands  Got 40 male volunteers, and made them think that the experiment was about punishment  Subjects were given the role of teacher, who had to administer shocks to learners when they screwed up  Teachers met subject before the experiment, and were told that the shocks were painful but not permanently harmful  Voltage was increased with every mistake that the learners made, and Milgram wanted to see if the subjects would obey and increase the voltage Control No Experimenter 2 Teachers Remote 65% 22% 10% Voice Feed Back 62.5% Proximity 40% Touch Proximity 30% No Contact Whatsoever 100% Factors that influence willingness to obey: 1. Social Norms: Rules that are socially enforced, and agreed upon by consensus. 2. Surveillance: The degree to which a person is being monitored 3. Buffers: The fewer the buffers (the more direct the experience) between the teacher and the learner, the less likely the subject will obey. 4. Responsibility “Chain-in-the-link” Study Subject Confederate Pulled a chain Pressed button to deliver shock 5. Ideological Justification: Refers to a set of beliefs that legitimates the authority of the person in charge and justifies following directions. Ideology = importance of science. 65%  48%. Debriefed Subjects: Providing the subjects with information about the study, after it has ended. Compliance without Pressure 1. Foot-in-the-door technique: People are more willing to comply with a larger request when they first agree to a smal
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