Social Approach

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what is the main assumption from this approach?
the main assumption is that peoples behaviours change in the presents of other people. what people do is influenced by other people.
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what experimental method do social researchers prefer?
field experiments. this allows them to see natural behaviour in natural environments.
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what other methods might they use?
they may use laboratory experiments. but will deceive participants of true aims in order to study natural behaviours.
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what is social desirability bias?
social desirability bias is when a person will lie or give a certain answer to appear more socially acceptable.
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what does the social approach study?
the social approach studies social behaviours; helping behaviour, obedience, social identity theory.
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what studies are included in this approach?
Milgram, Piliavin, Reicher and Haslam.
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what does Milgram study?
Milgram studies peoples levels of obedience when asked to administer lethal electric shocks.
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what does Piliavin study?
Piliavin studies how people respond and help in an emergency situation.
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what does Reicher and Haslam study?
reicher and haslam study how people identify to roles of prisoners when taking part in an experiment conducted in an artificial prison.
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what is Social Identity Theory?
Social Identity Theory studies how people identify to a group of people and how thus effects their behaviour and self esteem.
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