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Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
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doldeman
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 1 Introduction to Psychological ScienceIntroCase1 Robert Dzikanski in airportEmotion memory decision making social interaction cultural differences prejudice group behavior mental traumaOfficers were acted like responding to a barroom brawlNot justified in using teasersWhat we want to study about the caseoEmotion statedecision makingoFrustration with not being understoodaggressive outburstsoAccuracy of defendantseyewitnessesoPrejudicegroup behavior beliefs Case2 Amadou DIallo in font of houseRacial attitudes stereotypesBrain imaging assessing changes in metabolic activity in the brain ie noting where blood flows as people process infoAmygdala detecting threats activation indicates a fear response using functional magnetic resonance imaging FMRIImplicit Attitudes Test IAT measures reaction time indirectly assesses how people associate positive and negative words with certain groups of people Increasing familiarity reduces fear responsereduce prejudice discriminationThe goal for psychology today is to understand people by considering bothIndividual factors how a persons brain processes information about othersContextual factors how societal beliefs shape how we behave toward other ppl
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