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

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