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PSYC 231 Study Guide - Spring 2018, Comprehensive Midterm Notes - Social Psychology, Testosterone, Psychology


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 231
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Study Guide
Midterm

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PSYC 231
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
Fall 2018

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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
1. Social Thinking
o we construct our social reality
2. Social Influences
o Shape our behaviour a d feelings
o Attractiveness/ expressing sexuality
3. Social Behaviour
o Imitation
o Physiological reactions to experience
Biology influences thoughts
o Link between RELATIONSHIPS + HEALTH
"Take an Advil for the heartbreak"
PROBLEMS
Psychologist affects by 2 interpretations
1. Hindsight Bias
2. Findings apply to others not to self
"Birds of a feather flock together" vs. "Opposites attract"
BARRIERS
Social Position
Some people have advantages
Most people that afford privileges are unearned
Privilege allows people the luxury of NOT having to think about privilege
"I don't see race"
Causes privilege people to dismiss problems of oppressed groups
"All lives matter"/ "cant you take a joke"
Some people are marginalized from having access to those resources..
o Axes of Status and Power
Age
Gender
Race
Sexual orientation
Wealth
o Intersection Theory
Identities can intersect to create your unique experiences of marginalization
and priviledge
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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY VS. SOCIOLOGY
Social Psychology
o How people think influence and relate
o How social contexts affects psychology (individual)
Sociology
o Study of social life and change
o Social contexts (whole)
THE POWER OF A GOOD THEORY
Theory
o It’s onl a theor, it isn’t reall true!
• Theor of Evolution
• An integrated set of priniples that eplain and predit oserved events
Social thinking, influences, and relations
• Generative
New hypotheses
New research
Solutions to social problems
Example: Sociometer theory
o Leary's Sociometer Theory
Invented theory to explain relation to other people
High self esteem = we perceive people value us as a social partner
Low self esteem = we perceive that we are unvalued
GENERATED:
New hypothesis
Self esteem is sensitive to social acceptance and rejection
New research
767 citations since 1994
Solutions to social problems
"Self esteem programs" probably wont work
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