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University of California - Santa Barbara
PSY 102
Quinn Major

1 Social Psychology (PSY 102) Fall 2012 Study Guide for Final Exam Group Processes (Chapter 8 and Lectures)  Definition of a group  Why do people join groups?  Social facilitation – what it is and when it occurs  Zajonc’s theory of social facilitation  Social loafing – what it is and why it occurs  Factors that reduce social loafing  Cultural differences in social loafing  Gender differences in social loafing  Deindividuation – what it is, why it occurs, and its effects  Groupthink – what it is, and its antecedents, symptoms, and consequences  How to prevent groupthink  Group polarization – what it is, why it occurs, and its effects Prejudice (Chapter 5 and Lectures)  Stereotype, Prejudice, Discrimination  Stereotype Content Model  Old-fashioned vs. Modern prejudice  Implicit bias  Aversive racism  Positive consequences of changing prejudice norms  How modern prejudice norms affect Whites’ thoughts/feelings/behavior in interracial interaction  Socio-cultural sources of prejudice  System justification  Group conflict/competition causes of prejudice  Realistic group conflict theory  Relative deprivation  Sherif’s Robber’s Cave Study  Social identity theory  Minimal groups  Ingroup bias  How threats to self-esteem affect evaluations of outgroups  Terror management theory and prejudice  Cognitive sources of prejudice  Social categorization  Outgroup homogeneity effect  Development/maintenance of group stereotypes  Illusory correlations  Reasons why stereotypes survive  Automatic vs. controlled processes in stereotyping  Shooter bias 2  Factors that increase automatic activation of stereotypes  How to avoid stereotyping  Stereotype rebound  Contact hypothesis and conditions that must be met for contact to reduce prejudice  Attributional ambiguity  How attributional ambiguity experienced by members of stigmatized groups affects their self-esteem, accuracy of self-knowledge, cognitive resources, physiological responses  Stereotype threat Attraction and Close Relationships (Chapter 9 and lectures)  Need to belong  Need for affiliation  Communal/exchange relationships and their rules for exchange  Equity theory  Norm of reciprocity  Social exchange theory  Comparison level  Comparison level for alternatives  Determinants of attraction  Proximity effect  Mere Exposure effect  Mirror-image effect  “Physical attractiveness stereotype, and its causes and effects  Evidence in favor of argument that there is a universal beauty standard  Evidence against argument that there is a universal beauty standard  “Matching hypothesis” in attraction  Impact of similarity vs. complementarity of attitudes and values on attraction  Why we like others who are similar to us  Evolutionary psychology perspective on attractiveness and who women and men desire in a mate and why.  Characteristics of a close relationship  Intimacy and its “double-edged” nature  Perceived partner responsiveness  Commitment and determinants of commitment  Attachment styles  Sternberg’s triangular theory of love  Requirements for feeling “passionate” love 
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