Social Psychology midterm study guide.docx

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University of California - Santa Barbara
PSY 102
Quinn Major

MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE: Chapters 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 THESE ARE THE CONCEPTS AND THEORIES THAT WILL POTENTIALLY BE ON THE TEST. KNOW THEM WELL. I. Study Guide: Doing Social Psychology Research (plus lectures in class) (Chapter 2)  Definition of Social Psychology  Major lessons of social psychology  Confound  Construct validity  Correlational research vs. Experimental Research  Correlation vs. causation  Correlation coefficient  Debriefing  Deception  Dependent variable  Experimental realism  Experimental control  Experimenter expectancy effects  External validity  Hindsight bias  Hypothesis  Independent variable  Internal validity  Operational definition  Random assignment vs. Random sampling  Subject variable  Theory  Scientific method  Potential biases in survey research II. Study Guide: The Self (Chapter 3)  “I” vs “me”  Determinant of self-esteem, according to James  Looking glass self  Reflected appraisals vs. Direct appraisals  Relationships among Direct appraisals, Perceived Self, and Self-concept and reasons for this link  Available self-concept vs. Accessible self-concept  Self-schema  Personal self vs. relational self vs. collective self  Self-complexity  Major sources of self-knowledge  Self-perception theory  Overjustification effect  Effects of reward on intrinsic motivation  Social comparisons  Impact of social comparisons on self-esteem  Impact of culture on self-concept  Interdependent self vs. independent self  Affective forecasting and why it is difficult  Self-esteem  Correlates of high self-esteem  Stability of self-esteem  Explicit vs. implicit self-esteem  How self-esteem relates to hostility and defensiveness  Ideal self; Ought self; and Higgins self-discrepancy theory  Two main self-motives  Self-enhancement  Self-verification  Self-evaluation maintenance model and its predictions  Determinants of basking vs suffering pain of comparison according to self-evaluation model  Strategies of self-enhancement  Strategies of self-verification  Self-handicapping and when it occurs  Self-presentation  Self-monitoring and its effects  Self-regulation  Energy model of self-control  Effects of glucose on self-control III. Study Guide: Social Perception (Chapter 4)  “Thin slices” of behavior and what they predict  Scripts  Effects of having a “baby face” on impression formation  Main conclusions from research on effects of nonverbal behavior (e.g., facial expression, body posture) on self-perception and other-perception  Attribution theory  Key dimensions of attributions  Person vs situational attribution  Jones Correspondent Inference Theory  Kelly’s Cov
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