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    Groupthink in social psychology, is when a group makes bad decisions due to any type of pressure, which then leads to the decline of their moral judgement. These groups affected by groupthink tend to be a part of the same background, and ethnicity and haven’t really established any boundaries regarding how to, and who, makes the decisions in the group. The way I understand it is, one would go along with their group, not exactly because one thinks what the group is doing is right, or you agree…

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    Social Psychology In any social set-up, members have a natural proclivity to conform to the general norms of the group in order to be accepted. This phenomenon was demonstrated by Solomon Ash in 1955 through a simple experiment. He put participants in a group and asked them to answer a series of simple questions whose answers seem obvious to everyone. It was observed that when other group members had chosen a wrong answer for a very easy question, the remaining member of the group was likely to…

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    has been a core topic in social psychological research in an attempt to understand the origins of biases and impact on groups and individuals (Dagner & Dalege, 2013). The terms prejudice, discrimination, and stereotype, are often used mutually in daily dialogue. Stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination are biases that contribute to the creation of social inequality in the society (Fiske, 2008). Most often people are biased against other individuals outside of their social connection,…

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    Social psychology is the study of how the presence of people can affect one individual's behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. When looking at social psychology one must examine all aspects that impact it such as stereotyping. The textbook defines stereotypes as a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing (Kassin, Fein, & Markus, 2014). Stereotypes are not the product of individual cognitive activity alone, but what society and social standards…

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    Social psychology is the science of conflict between the individual and society, says Moscovisi. As to the object he says there is no unanimity on this point, but formulated as central psychosociology sole purpose of all phenomena related to ideology and communication, according its genesis, its structure and function. The first consists of systems of representations and attitudes; they refer to all the familiar phenomena of social or racial prejudice, stereotypes, beliefs, etc. They express a…

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    Shrek Social Psychology

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    fire-breathing dragon. So, Shrek and a donkey set out on a journey to save princess Fiona and reclaim the swamp. Shrek is a very dynamic and distinctive character, whose personality can be described by four theories: Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic, Humanistic, Social-Cognitive, and Trait. The psychoanalytic theory is the…

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    Dr. Philip Zimbardo was an American psychologist who largely contributed to social psychology with his well-known study: the Stanford Prison Experiment. Zimbardo studied sociology, anthropology, and psychology throughout college and landed a job as a psychology professor. He then began studying cult behavior and mind control, which led to starting of the Stanford Prison experiment. The controversial study led to debates of ethical standards and negative psychological impacts on participants…

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    beginning of Social Psychology, it has been a divided. The most important approaches are two: psychological social psychology (PSP) and sociological social psychology (SSP). The first one is focused on the individual and in the innate determinants of the social behaviour (individuo-centred approach). On the other hand, the second one emphasises the social dimension to the experience, and it is more concerned about the large human collectivities and the cultural determinants of the social…

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    Evolutionary Social Psychology Mark A. Lee Keiser University Evolutionary Psychology Dr. Sonia Troche October 21, 2015 Evolutionary Social Psychology This chapter begins with much known dilemma in psychology weather human social behavior is influenced by their biology and genes. The authors noticed that classical social psychologists criticize evolutionary psychologists and their theories and even when they accept evolutionary perspective it is taken with great reserve and…

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    The Biological, Social and Cognitive Aspects of Drug Use and Addiction Numerous studies have been conducted on the three foundational aspects of human motivation in regard to drug use and addiction. While each of the three aspects have their own results, they tie into each other overall. A study from Bechara & Damasio (2002) indicated substance dependent individuals develop a propensity to become antisocial. This evident where in the article where Bechara & Damasio (2002) stated, “Therefore, our…

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