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PSYB2 Social Psychology
Listed below are the topics areas that are to be covered in this
module. Tick once completed.
Causes of arousal: evaluation apprehension and
Effects of arousal on task performance.
Types of conformity, including internalisation and
Explanations for conformity, including informational
social influence and normative social influence.
Factors affecting conformity, including those
investigated by Asch.
Explanations of obedience.
Situational factors: conditions affecting obedience to
authority as investigated by Milgram.
Dispositional explanation: the Authoritarian
Explanations of defiance of authority.
Ethical and methodological issues in studying social