Social Psychology Terms

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the study of how people influence others' behavior, beliefs, and attitudes
tendency to overestimate the impact of dispositional influences on other people's behavior; also called person bias
Milgram shock study was example of what compliance technique
beliefs about characteristics of other groups that we apply to most members
influence due to the belief others are behaving correctly
attributing behavior of entire groups to their dispositions
assigning cause to behavior; a claim about the cause of someone's behavior
tendency to engage in uncharacteristic behavior when we are stripped of our identities
emphasis on group unanimity at the expense of critical thinking and sound decision-making
the exaggeration of initial tendencies through group discussion
covert measure of unconscious attitudes derived from the speed at which people respond to pairings of concepts
influence due to the fears of negative social consequences of appearing deviant
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people feel obligated to return favors (pre-giving)
enhancement of easy tasks, or disruption of difficult ones, elicited by the presence of others
physically attractive people are judged to be more intelligent, competent, sociable, moral
tendency of people to change their behavior because of group influence
an unpleasant mental tension from two conflicting thoughts or beliefs
self-confirming apprehension that one will be evaluated based on a negative stereotype
belief that includes an evaluative component
people not motivated to listen and are influenced by superficial cues
people motivated and able to think about the message
two routes to persuasion; depends on amount of thought given to the message
change attitude when there's no easy way to justify it

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Created Dec 7, 2010ReportNominate
Tags:psych, psychology, social