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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY220H1
Professor
Jennifer Fortune
Semester
Summer

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Chapter 1 J Introducing Social Psychology Humans are fundamentally social beingskey element of social psych is that it investigates how individuals are influenced by other people Social psychology ]ZZZ ]L]] Z}Z}]L]]oZ[Z}2ZZ7o]L2ZLZ]}Z influenced by other people. interested in understanding the causes and consequences of social interactions between individuals or groups 1. Influenced by other people i.e. aggression, altruism, intergroup relations 2. Thoughts (cognitions), feelings (affect) and behaviours ultimate goal is to determine why diff actions toward other ppl occur or do not occur i.e. conformity, helping, discrimination 3. L]]o[Z9Z ] mo]K}L}lL}]L]]o }Z[ZE ] ]}LZ} ZZ]]}LZL}lL}ZZ]L2[ZZE ]Z 4. Scientific Study involves collecting data to test predictions Social construals how individuals personally interpret or perceive a social situation Social comparison is the process of comparing ourselves to other ppl to make judgements about the self Mob aggression can be linked to feeling of anonymity De
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