Social approach

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What are the key assumptions of the social approach?
• Study of how out behaviour if influenced by the presence, attitudes & actions of people.
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What is an autonomous state?
When an individual directs and take responsibility of their own actions.
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What is an agentic state?
When other people direct an individual's actions and the individual believes that the responsibility is passed to the person giving the orders. The person much believe the person giving the orders has legitimate authority over them.
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Who came up with the Agency Theory?
Stanley Milgram
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Who came up with Social Identity Theory
Henri Tajfel
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What are the three stages of Social Identity Theory?
Social Categorisation, Social Indentification and Social Comparison
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What is Social Categorisation?
You automatically put yourself into a group. The categories could be race, gender, sexual orientation, social class etc… The group you belong to is the in-group and all the other groups are the out-groups.
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What is Social Identification?
The group becomes part of your social identity e.g. how you dress yourself. You absorb the culture of the in-group. If the in-group does well, you feel good, if not you feel bad.
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What is Social Comparison?
You compare yourself to the out-group to boost your self-esteem. You make the out-group look bad to make your in-group look good.
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