Sex and Power
•High sexual aggression male will be significantly affected by power. Focusing their mind
on power, will automatically activate their sexual aggression.
•Low sexual aggression male receive little effect by power
What is Social Psychology
•The scientific study of the feelings, thoughts, and behaviours of individuals in social situations.
•The study of social influence.
•How people’s feelings, thoughts and behaviour are affected others and situations, the real
or imagined opinions, or the mere presence of other people
•Situations which people exert influence over one another, also the ways people respond
•How people make sense of their world
•how people function in a group
•Key principles of social psychology
•Many of our most strongly held folk theories or intuitions fail to give complete answers
to important questions, and others are just plain wrong
•Social Psychologists test these intuitions and real the causes of behaviour in
•Behaviour is joint function of attributes of the person and features of the situation
•if we want to understand their behaviour, we can’t just look at themselves, but also
the social situation
•Our intuitions overestimate the influence of traits of the person (e.g. personality,
attitudes, values) and underestimate the influence of the situation on behaviour
•To predict and explain behaviour it is critical to analyze not just the objective features of
the situation but also the subjective situation as it appears from the actor’s point of view
•the science of empathy