PSYC 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Social Influence, Decision-Making, Pluralistic Ignorance

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Social pysch: social influence: how we influence each other"s behaviour, social thinking: how we perceive or evaluate others, how we make first impressions, stereotypes, love and personal relationships, making attributions. Compliance: agreeing to someone"s direct request to behave in a certain way. Conformity::adjusting your behaviour or thinking to coincide with a group standard. Designed studies to find out why do people obey others. Assigned subjects as either teacher or learner but subjects were always picked as teachers. Teachers were instructed to administer shocks when learner did not remember words on a list. Milgram wanted to know will subjects fully obey experimenter and administer 450 volts to the learner. Experimenter would tell teacher you must continue, go on, it is imperative that you continue . Remote condition: teacher could hear learner pounding on wall in other room, but could not hear; 65% were fully obedient. Voice feedback condition: teacher could hear learner scream; 62. 5% fully obedient.

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