Social Psychology Especially when the unexpected occurs, we analyze why people act as they do. Social Psychology is the scientific study of ho we think about, influence, and relate to one another.
Social Psychology Attribution theory is that we tend to give a causal explanation for someone’s behavior, often by crediting either the situation or the person’s disposition. Dispositional attribution/a situational attribution = a fundamental attribution error. The tendency for observers, when analyzing another’s behavior, to underestimate the impact of the situation and to overestimate the impact of personal disposition.
Social Psychology Attribution theory Dose our attitudes guide our actions? Dos Our actions affect our attitudes? Why do our actions affect our attitudes? Is your attitude showing?
Social Psychology Group Influence Individual behavior in the presence of others, social facilitation, deindividuation, group polarization ( like-minded strengthens its prevailing opinion ), groupthink( mode of thinking that occurs when the desire for harmony in a decision-making group overrides a realistic appraisal of alternatives.
More Questions to Explore What are the three sociological theories used to study minorities? How does a minority group differ from an ethnic group? How do we define race and ethnic group? Why is objective study of minorities difficult?