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Module 15: Social Psychology (15.1) Social Influences on Behavior and Attitudes Social Psychology: Broad field of study that includes how individuals perceive and think about other people as well as how the presence of other people can influence individual’s behaviors Norms, Roles, and Conformity Social Norms: The usually unwritten guidelines for how to behave in social contexts Social Roles: Specific sets of behaviors that are associated with position within a group Mimicry: Occurs when one person copies another’s behavior Conformity: Refers to a change in behavior to fit in with a group Group Influence and Authority Social Loafing: Occurs when an individual working as part of a group or team reduces his or her effort Social Facilitation: Occurs when an individual’s performance is better in the presence of others than when alone Groupthink: Decision-making problem in which group members avoid arguments and strive for agreement Obedience: Complying with instructions or orders from an individual who is in a position of authority Group Polarization: Occurs when members of a group discuss characteristic attitudes of their group and as a result their views become stronger Cognitive Dissonance: Occurs when an individual has two thoughts (cognitions) that are inconsistent with each other (dissonance) and as a result experiences motivation to reduce the difference Door-In-The-Face Technique: Begins with large request that is likely to be rejected followed by a smaller request that is likely to be accepted Central Route (To Persuasion): Individuals take time, evaluate evidence, and use valid logic and arguments Peripheral Route (To Persuasion): Quick judgements are made based on limited evidence and emotions and vague impressions are used more than logic (15.2) Social Cognition Intuitive Thought: Quick, effortless, automatic thinking Deliberative Thought: More careful, effortful and rational process Person Perception Person Perception: Processes by which individuals form judgments and categorize other people Schemas: Clusters of knowledge and expectations about individuals and groups Thin Slices: Basing judgments on others on limited information Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Occurs when a first impression affects the observer’s behavior and as a result the first impression comes true Internal/Dispositional Attribution: Observer explains actor’s behavior as due to some basic quality of the actor External/Situational Attribution: Observer explains the actor’s behavior as the result of the soci
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