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15 Cards in this Set

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the spontaneous behavior of a group of people responding to similar stimuli
collective behavior
this psychologist came up with an experiment in 1963 where he had the shock boxes that increased the shock each time a patient answered the question wrong. this is also an example of the foot-in-the-door phenomenon
this psychologist had a bunch of college students in 1972 play the roles of a jail . this has to do with adopting a role. the experiment had to be cancelled after 6 days
in 1955, this psychologist had people in a group. people would conform to the wrong answer because everyone else was answering that way
the scientific study of how we think about, influence and relate to one another
social psycholofy
Fritz Heider developed the theory that we tend to give a casual explanation for someone's behavior, often by crediting either the situation or the person's dispostion
attribution theory
the tendency for observers when analyzing another's behavior to underestimate the impact of the situation and to overestimate the impact of personal disposition
fundamental atrribution error
a belief and feeling that predisposes one to respond in a particular way to objects, people, and events
the tendency for perople who have first agreed to a small request to comply later with a larger request
foot-in-the-door phenomenon
a set of explectations(norms) about a social position defining how those in the position ought to behave
Leon Festinger proposed the theory that we get to reduce the discomfort (dissonance) we feel when two thoughts (cognitions) are inconsistent
cognitive dissonance theory
unconciously mimicking others
chameleon effect
sharing up and down moods
mood linkage
this can happen just from reading something happy or sad
mood contagion
adjusting one's behavior to thinking to coincide with a group standard