Social Psychology Overview

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  • Social Psychology
    • Assumption
      • Our beh. is influenced by others and the environment around us
    • Studies
      • Milgram
        • Participants give stooge 'electric shocks'
        • Do they obey authority figure?
      • Reicher and Haslam
        • Prison study
          • Prioners and guards
        • Anarchy?
      • Piliavin, Rodin and Piliavin
        • Drunk/ill passenger collapses on train
          • Do other passengers help?
    • Strengths
      • Clear links to real-life situations
      • wide range of evidence has been obtained
    • Weaknesses
      • Often generalises too much
        • Reduces importance of individual
      • Has been dominated by old 'classic' studies

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