USING AND ABUSING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

USING AND ABUSING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

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USING AND ABUSING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

IMPROVING GROUP STATUS THROUGH PROCESS OF SOCIAL CHANGE

WHAT IS MEANT BY SOCIAL CHANGE?

INDIVIDUAL WHO BELONGS TO LOWER STATUS SOCIAL GROUP HAS TWO CHOICES, WHAT DOES SOCIAL MOBILITY INVOLVE?

WHAT DOES SOCIAL ACTION INVOLVE?

HOW CAN THE SATUS OF THE GROUP IMPORVE THROUGH SOCIAL CREATIVITY?

HOW CAN THE SATUS OF THE GROUP BE IMPROVED THROUGH SOCIAL COMPETITIION?

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Range of stratergies used by groups to improve their social status

Attempt of individual to leave group to join a higher status group

Improve status of the exisiting group

When group attempts to redefine attributes in a way to make them have a positive value (e.g black is beautiful campaign)

Minority group eters into direct competion with majority group to imporve power, status and position and challenge the social conditions thet disadvantage them

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SOCIAL CONTROL - INTERROGATION AND CONFESIONS

WHAT WAS THE STUDY DONE BY KASSIN AND KIECHEL?

WHAT DID THEY FIND?

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

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WHAT IS MEANT BY THOUGHT REFORM?

WHAT HAPPENED DURING FIRST STAGE?

WHAT HAPPENED DURING SECOND STAGE?

WHAT HAPPENED DURING THIRD STAGE?

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Ppts task was to type letters on keyboard at fast speed - warned not to touch ALT key as computer would crash - computers set to crash after time interval - ppts accused of pressing alt key

68% prepared to sign confession document - 28% conviced they pressed ALT key

Likely uder real pressure of interviews real suspects may end up confessing to crimes they hadn't carried out

Techiques used in China to change people political views to accept communisum

Students join small discussion group - discuss own views, hear others talking of hatred of old regime - given lectures on new ideologies

Considerable pressure to 'correct' view - didn't comply publicly humiliated

prepare confession renouncing old beliefs and embracig of new ideas

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