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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 101
Professor
Professor Hambrick
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 14: Social Psychology 11/05/2013 Social Psychology­missed it  Conformity­going with the flow Zimbardo is the wizard of Oz Normative influence of conformity­fashion, accent, etc. Fundamental attribution error­tendency for observers, when analyzing another’s behavior, to  underestimate the impact of the situation and to overestimate the impact of personal disposition. Attributions differ­some people blamed the new Orleans residents for not evacuating before  katrina. Others attributed their inaction. Attitude­feelings, often influenced by our beliefs that predispose us to respond in a particular  way to objects, people and events. Foot­in­the­door­the tendency for people who have first agreed to a small request to comply later  with a larger request. Role­playing­when we adopt a new role, we strive to follow social prescriptions. Cognitive dissonance­the idea that we act to reduce discomfort we feel when two of our thoughts  are inconsistent.  Conformity­adjusting one’s behavior or thinking to coincide with a group standard. Conditions that strengthen conformity­1. the group has at least three people. 2. the group is  unanimous. 3. the individual is made to feel incompetent. 4. culture strongly encourages respect  for social standards. 65% of people obey the whole time in the milgram experiment Group influences social facilitation­stronger responses or better performance on simple or well­learned tasks in the  presence of others. Deindividuatio
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