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Department
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Course
PS200
Professor
David Shim
Semester
Fall

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Social Psych Class Notes 9/5/12 Social psychology – scientific field that seeks to understand the nature and causes of individual behavior and thought in social situations (science = process of inquiry) Kurt Lewin (1935) – B = f(P, E) B = behavior f = function P = person E = environment Social psychology covers friends, family, all social network. Freud – Childhood affects adult life. Parental relationships with kids. Right preorbital frontal cortex – maturity Four possible social settings: “Johari” Window - Presence of other people effect one’s behavior One on One One on Many Dyad/Couple Leadership Many on One Many on Many Peer Pressure Riot or Soiree Hawthorne effect – change in behavior when under observation Ecological/Systems Theory  Emphasizes environmental factors  Influenced by Systems Theory (physics) – “perturbation of nested systems” (individual, family, community, culture) – von Bertallanfy  Integrated into family theray theories  Urie Bronfenbrenner o Development reflects the influence of several env
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