Social Psychology

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What does compliance mean?
Where you go along with the majority even if you do not agree with their views.
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What is the meaning of internalisation?
Following along with the majority and believing in their views. This is when you have accepted and internalised them as your own.
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What experimental design was used in Sherif's (1935) experiment.
Repeated measure design
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Whoe carried out a study to see whether people would conform to assigned roles?
Zimbardo (1973)
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Name some situational factors that affect conformity?
1) Group size 2) Socai support 3) Confidence and expertise 4) Gender
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What is the name given for people who think they have control of events in their lives?
Internal locus of control
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What is an example informative social influence?
1) When you are in a resturant and do not know how to use cutlery and so look to others on how to use it.
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What is the autokinetic effect in Sherif's study?
When a stationary spot of light in the dark appears to move.
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What is an example normative social influence?
1) Someone may laugh at a joke they do not understand, because everyone else is laughing. 2) Employees at the same company conform to the same dress code.
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What did Milgram's study investigate?
Obedience
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Name some ethical issues from Milgram's experiement.
1) Psychological harm - stress, sweating, trembling 2) Deception - the participant acting as the teacher was decieved as to the true nature of the experiment.
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What does external locus of control mean?
When people believe that events are caused by external factors, like luck or the actions of others.
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Who created an experiment to research normative social influence for an unambiguous task?
Asch (1951)
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What does conformity mean?
When the behaviour of an individual or small group is influenced by a large or dominant group.
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What is Minority Influence?
Where small minorities, and even individuals, gain influence and change the way that a minority thinks.
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What word decribes when people behave on the behalf of an external authority (do as they're told)?
Agentic State
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What are the things that protect us - in the case from the consequesces of our actions called?
Buffers
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What is Gradual Commitment also known as?
'Foot-in-door' effect
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Who created an experiment on Minority Influence?
Moscovici (1969)
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