Social Psychology…Last Unit!!

Social Psychology…Last Unit!!

We will begin our last unit on Monday! Yay!  Social Psychology

Monday Class:  Interactive Speed Dating with Social Psychologists

Wednesday: Test on Psych Disorders and Therapy

Friday:  No school but you have work anyway!  Complete all vocabulary for this unit and post on your blog for 10 marks.  Also, a quick review assignment for this unit:) M/C practice will be on the blog for Easter Monday:)

Please watch the following videos before coming to class on Monday (Crash Course Social Psychology- they are great)

REMINDER:  PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS AND THERAPY TEST ON WEDNESDAY (40 MC) and 1 FRQ (DESIGN RUBRIC ONLY)  FRQ will be given to you on Monday.  I will give 3 but only pick 1!

Social Psychology

  • Describe the importance of attribution in social behavior and the dangers of the fundamental attribution error.
  • Identify conditions under which attitudes have a strong impact on actions.
  • Explain the effect of role-playing on attitudes in terms of the cognitive dissonance theory.
  • Discuss the results of experiments on conformity and list factors that increase the likelihood of conformity.
  • Describe Milgram’s controversial experiments on obedience and discuss their implications for understanding our susceptibility to social influence.
  • Describe conditions in which the presence of others is likely to result in social facilitation, social loafing, or deindividuation.
  • Describe how self-fulfilling prophecies illustrate the power of the individual.
  • Describe the social, emotional, and cognitive factors that contribute to the persistence of prejudice.
  • Discuss the impact of biological factors, aversive events, and learning on aggressive behavior.
  • Describe the influence of proximity, physical attractiveness, and similarity on interpersonal attraction.
  • Explain the bystander effect and describe factors that are likely to increase altruistic behavior.




Fundamental attribution error


Cognitive dissonance

Central vs. peripheral routes to persuasion

Approach-approach conflict

Avoidance-avoidance conflict

Approach-avoidance conflict

Normative social influence

Informational social influence

Social facilitation

Social loafing


Group polarization




Scapegoat theory

Just-world phenomenon

Frustration-aggression principle


Mere exposure effect

Social exchange theory


Superordinate goals

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