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    Cognitive and Social psychology are two branches of Psychology, analysing how human internal mental processes functions and the study of human interaction, feelings and relationships within groups and individuals in society. Both branches of psychology are helpful and relevant towards communication studies. Communication studies are an academic field that processes human communication, which explores the different ways humans, negotiate and create meaning. Communication topics range from mass…

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    The aim of this assignment is to discuss how psychology can be used in order to tackle the community issues of racial tension. Psychology can be defined as the scientific study of the human mind and its functions (Oxford, 2014), the role of a psychologist is to study mental processes and human behaviour and record how they relate to one another. Racial tension can be defined as the dislike or animosity individuals show towards other racial groups, this can be caused by ‘resentment’ when one…

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    Caylin Ahlf-Social Psychology Homework #2 1. According to Robert Cialdini, companies sometime advertise their products for a short period of time and then stopping selling the product. This is because, the product will become more important to us when it becomes less available and encourage people to want to buy it. An example that I have experienced would be when the gold iPhone first came out and it was only suppose to be a limited time deal. Since it was limited I wanted very badly, but I'm…

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    There are several social fields among our daily life, such as economics, education, business, politics and etc. In this 21st Century, more or less in our life, politics becomes one of the famous issues that people always talk about somehow in Malaysia. The term “politics” is well known by the community. However, the information that we obtain in this politics field is less compare to the others field such as education and economics. This is because of politics always a sensitive issue in the…

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    After reading into "Social Psychology of the Selfie" I summarized that a "selfie", is simply a self portrait of oneself. How a person decides to share a photo that they took and broadcast it on social media sites like (Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr) can somehow want to seek approval of other users. Social media can play a big part in a person 's self esteem and self confidence. It can either boost them or degrade it down. It can boost a person 's self esteem by another user commenting positive…

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    connected to emotions and function through a system of “social signals: facial expressions” (Jack, Caldara, and Schyns 19). Thus, it is quite reasonable to begin to infer that emotions is closely related to micro expressions, and there is a positive correlation between these two variables to make them connected. This means that when the consistency of emotions…

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    diagnoses of social psychology as emphasized by Emma Higgins is strangely so me. I have utterly been educated and reevaluated myself through Emma Higgins’s The Social Psychology of Ferguson. As accentuated by Higgins, “Let’s first look at some of the ways prejudices are perpetuated and affect our behavior.” A common misinterpretation in situations that we claim to find bias upon such as the events that Higgins address in the case of Ferguson, MO. Nonetheless, the social diagnoses of social…

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    In social psychology, prejudice is defined as an attitude toward a person on the basis of his or her group membership. Prejudice evolved in humans because at one time it helped us avoid real danger. A brain structure called the amygdala is a region every human has in the brain that helps the body determine emotions based on fear and aggression. This also helps out body decide what to do next, such as run or fight, without truly thinking of the outcomes. Joshua Correll at the University of…

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    this lab. Even though it was hectic sometimes, but I am still very happy because gaining more knowledge of something that really interests me will never bore me. I also think that my decision to choose social psychology lab is really a good idea because social psychology is really an area of psychology that I am really interested in and want to learn more about it. Plus, this lab really suits me because I am really interested in learning more about stereotype and…

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    had chocolate chips in the cabinet. Most likely they would say “Yes” because they assume I have chocolate chips since I plan on making cookies. Script in social psychology is defined as a “series of behaviors, actions, and consequences that are expected in a particular situation or environment” (Schemas and Scripts, 2016). An example of a social script is buying groceries. We leave the house with our bags, wallet and grocery list. We drive to the grocery store, get a cart and walk down each…

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